Ben Greenman

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  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Everyone save for the most tolerant readers has probably had his or her fill of millennium lists. There isn't anyone who hasn't been assaulted by them: most influential figures in history, best books, best American movies, most important historica...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Kelis Kaleidoscope (Virgin) In a genre that relies on sonic and visual conformity, blond-and-pink-haired singer Kelis sticks out like Dennis Rodman -- brash, independent, and alien but too talented to ignore. Her debut album opens, as so many hip-...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Eight things, true and otherwise, that Jewel has said: 1. "Sure, sex sells." I've never seen Jewel in person, mind you, but I have seen her on TV, in the backstage area of an awards show. She was near Fiona Apple and not too far from Marilyn Manso...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Every once in a great while, I get a sensation that begins at the base of my brain, one that starts out as a mild warmth but intensifies to a searing heat. The increase in temperature is accompanied by an increase in vibration, a distinct buzzing ...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Rock songs can be pure lyrical magic, succinct expressions of powerful emotions. These aren't. Still, Journey and Foreigner dealt with some weighty issues in their time, and dealt with them poetically. Here's a brief listener's guide. "In the morn...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    I am dreaming as I write this. Forgive me if it goes astray. The artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, and currently known as simply the Artist, has been baffling critics and fans for the better part of the decade. Ever sin...