An odditorium is a place where nothing is quite what it appears: left turns right, back is front and things twist and turn to dazzle and confuse. It is a good description of an album that playfully veers all over the place and leaves you feeling as heady and confused as a first time stoner.
Archive for September, 2005
The single isn’t representative of his work in general, lacking the bleak melancholy of his best. But who am I to complain? It is bound to go down well with the crowd who buy Jonathan Rice and James Blunt, especially broken hearted girls who fight back the tears while listening to mope pop on their iPod Shuffle as they wait for buses in the rain.
This movie is not for slackers. It requires something often lost in Hollywood: thought and attention.
Polanski packs a lot into three hours, and the film snaps along, but his refusal to throw out much is its undoing. The novel is labyrinthine, stuffed with caricatures and deft plotting . But even at 130 minutes the characters struggle to breathe.
The FInancial Times September 2005 News of last week’s agreed takeover offer for one of the UK’s remaining bookshop chains by a larger rival made gripping reading for publishers across the globe. Ever since 1997, when the UK scrapped laws preventing retailers from selling books at prices below those agreed
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This is the claustrophobic heartland of Berninger’s paranoia. Delusional or not, the sentiment, powerfully expressed, will appeal to everyone who has ever had a broken heart and the bitterness that follows.