Review: 50 Cent ‘s Soundtrack Touts Movie, Cohorts
2005 / Music

Review: 50 Cent ‘s Soundtrack Touts Movie, Cohorts

50 Cent’s latest album is the soundtrack to the partially fictionalized big-screen biopic of the star rapper’s pre-music business life as a big-time drug dealer. The film is doing so-so business at the box office, but David explains why the disc proves that 50 should still keep his day job. Continue reading

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Review: Leaked Elliott Smith Songs Should Revive Interest
2005 / Music

Review: Leaked Elliott Smith Songs Should Revive Interest

Only days before the second anniversary of his untimely death, more than 20 unreleased tracks recorded by deceased alt-rock poster boy Elliott Smith have leaked online. David gives a review of whether these illegal goodies are worth tracking down. Continue reading

Review: Big Star’s Bio Follows Group’s Ups, Downs
2005 / Book Reviews / Music

Review: Big Star’s Bio Follows Group’s Ups, Downs

A new book traces the ever-stalled career of ’70s power-pop icons Big Star. Although the Memphis combo is a key musical touchstone for many rock bands, the group’s artistic achievements went largely unnoticed during their brief existence. David gives a book report about this story filled with classic albums marred by disappointment and tragedy. Continue reading