(For the week of Sept. 24 to Sept. 30)***
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MUSIC: Matt Freelove's picks of the week
CD Review: Kanye West - Late Registration by Modern Pea Pod, Sept. 28
Newcomer Modern Pea Pod scores a home run in both of her first two reviews for Blogcritics. We'll go with this one, where she dissects Kanye West's new album, and comes away with mixed feelings.
Bob Dylan's Finger of Judgement by Al Barger, Sept. 28
Al Barger digs deep into Dylan's repertoire to examine Bob's favorite subjects: politics and morals. I guarantee you that Al's former Indiana Senate opponent Evan Bayh cannot write music criticism nearly as well as Al does. Music trumps politics 100 times out of 100. Take that, Evan.
BOOKS: Pat Cummings' picks of the week
Review: An Irritable Man on The Irritable Male Syndrome by Tim Gebhart, Sept. 25
With remarkably little irritation, Tim rebuts Jed Diamond's treatise on IMS (notice the parallel to PMS there?) Plus, I'm always impressed when an author checks into the discussion that follows a review. Diamond offers his comments on the syndrome and Tim's classic pan of it.
Banned Book Week September 24 to October 1, 2005 by DL Ennis, Sept. 26
You may be surprised at some of the titles under fire - I know I was! DL Ennis gets top marks for catching this, and for the added value of trends and changes in the banned-book movement over the last few years.
Review: Get Your Own Damn Beer by Laron Cue, Sept. 28
You may think I picked this for the gorgeous photo of author (and actress) Holly Robinson Peete, and you might be right. But Laron's review has a great, breezy tone that suits the topic well, and he gives some great examples to provide a feel for the book he's reviewing. And, okay, the cleavage on Peete doesn't hurt.
VIDEO: Joan Hunt's picks of the week
DVD Review: The Man Show by Chris Beaumont, Sept. 29
Chris Beaumont - I didn't intend to pick his reviews two weeks in a row, he just happened to find the perfect Christmas present for me to give my sister and brother-in-law.