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Elastica Elastica (DGC) It's telling that rock criticism's favorite “strong women” — Liz, Courtney, PJ — have all recently stripped to their underwear in…

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PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love (Island) Posing like mad Ophelia in her murky drowning pool on the cover of To Bring You…

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Gangsta, Gangsta It doesn't get much sadder than this: Just weeks after he was diagnosed and hospitalized with full-blown AIDS, rapper Eazy-E (aka Eric…

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The Roots do you want more?!!!??! (DGC) The first thing you must understand about the Roots' debut is that there are no samples and…

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Southern Comfort Calling last week's South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, “a bacchanalian orgy of wine, women and song,” as one colleague…

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Down and dirty

Helium's Mary Timony takes us along on her descent into madness with The Dirt of Luck.

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Thug Life Nearly a year after he was charged with a shooting death in L.A., T-Bone of Da Lench Mob was acquitted of murder…

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Rrope Rrope (SMILEX) Cryptic and clamorous, San Francisco's Rrope joins the ever-growing phalanx of bands bent on creating seriously enigmatic sounds within the “rock”…

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