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music - San Diego Union
JA N UA RY 5, 20 0 6
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T H E SA N D I EG O U N I O N -T R I B U N E
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MUSIC
◗ HEAR THIS
◗ MIX THIS
MARIAH MACCARTHY’S MOST PERFECT
CD MIX WOULD HAVE:
1. “Us and Them,” Pink Floyd
2. “The Day the World Went Away,”
Nine Inch Nails
3. “High and Dry,” Radiohead
4. “Love Ridden,” Fiona Apple
5. “One More Night,” Stars
The Strokes,
6. “Missed Me,” the Dresden Dolls
“First Impressions of Earth” (RCA)
Anytime The Strokes release
a new album, it’s cause for
celebration (at least it is
around here). And while the
New York band’s third CD
isn’t as brilliant as its 2001 debut, there are
still moments of greatness in the group’s
chunkier, heavier sound. Some songs in
the middle, like “Vision of Division,” are
duds. Others are rock gems.
This probably won’t be your favorite
album, but it’s good enough to make
frequent iPod rotations. And a special
bonus: We finally get to hear Julian
Casablanca’s surprisingly good voice
without all the fuzz around it.
7. “What Do I Have to Do,” Stabbing Westward
8. “Bells for Her,” Tori Amos
GRADE
B
— NINA GARIN
9. “The Blower’s Daughter,” Damien Rice
10. “Into the Void,” the String Quartet
Tribute to Nine Inch Nails
RCA
Ludacris and DTP, “Ludacris Presents... Disturbing Tha Peace”
GRADE
Island Def Jam
“Jesus was a carpenter so we proud about cocking them hammers.” Best line on here,
guess who spits it? This is not a crew album. It’s a label album. The only way to
get the thing to sell is to call it “Luda Presents” and make sure his name’s on six
tracks. There’s some R&B stuff, sex rap, gun rap, even a bonus rock song. No
surprises, no hidden gems, and even the main event mails in all his verses.
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— KYLE PROEHL
Hollywood Records
MARK WEEDMAN OF SANTEE SENT US
THE SONGS ON HIS PERFECT CD MIX:
◗ TOP TUNES
1. “Stolen Moments,” Oliver Nelson
2. “La Negra Celina,” Charanga Cakewalk
TOP 10 ALBUMS AT LOU’S IN ENCINITAS:
3. “The Breakdown,” Los Lobos
1. “Are You Dead Yet?” Children of Bodom
4. “Just a Little Bit,” Bobby King &
Terry Evans
2. “The Legend Of,” Johnny Cash
3. “Motion Sickness,” Bright Eyes
5. “Enjoy Yourself,” the Godfathers
4. “Live at Stubbs,” Matisyahu
6. “Fever,” Horace Andy
5. “Plans,” Death Cab for Cutie
7. “300 Pounds of Joy,” Howlin’ Wolf
6. “Hypnotize,” System of a Down
8. “Why Don’t You Haul Off & Love Me,”
Bull Moose Jackson
7. “Sun Is Shining — 22 Reggae Classics,”
Bob Marley & the Wailers
9. “The Healer,” John Lee Hooker with Santana
8. “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” Madonna >
10. “It Never Entered My Mind,” Miles Davis
9. “Kicking Television: Live in Chicago,” Wilco
10. “Speak for Yourself,” Imogen Heap
Los Lobos
Warner Bros.
WHAT’S YOUR PERFECT CD MIX? Send us your
favorite 10 songs to [email protected]