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2005 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • The New Pornographers

    published September 1, 2005

    As its moniker implies, Twin Cinema essentially doubles the theatricality of previous Pornographers efforts. While the title track... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published August 25, 2005

    Artist-salute discs make plenty of sense from a business standpoint, since they let labels milk material that was paid for long ago. Problem is,... More >>

  • The Wallflowers

    published July 21, 2005

    Unlike the Secret Machines, the Wallflowers resist the temptation to tackle a Bob Dylan song on their new disc -- but they'll likely do so sooner... More >>

  • Fat Joe

    published July 14, 2005

    "Lean Back" gave Fat Joe a chance to make the really big money, and he's taking advantage by embracing the mainstream. He came across as a genial... More >>

  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals

    published June 23, 2005

    Ryan Adams couldn't be more full of himself if he were the corpulent Mr. Creosote, as the Cold Roses packaging makes clear. These 18 songs... More >>

  • Audioslave

    published June 16, 2005

    Plenty of Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden buffs have been hoping Audioslave would produce a great album on its second try, but they'll... More >>

  • Coldplay

    published June 9, 2005

    In a span of five years, Chris Martin has gone from being an irritating bloke mewling about yellow stars to his current role as movie-star boinker... More >>

  • Morrissey

    published April 21, 2005

    Moz is the current poster child for career resurrection, '80s rock-star division -- and if issuing Live less than a year after the release... More >>

  • Jennifer Lopez

    published March 17, 2005

    Once upon a time, the existence of Jennifer Lopez CDs was entirely justified by the photos included with them. Given that she's now 34 years old... More >>

  • Xzibit

    published January 27, 2005

    The youngest MTV viewers know Xzibit primarily as the host of Pimp My Ride, in which he comes across as the benign, good-humored benefactor... More >>

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