An American journalist who now lives in New Zealand, Nik Dirga writes whenever the mood strikes him about books, music, movies, pop culture and more.
Perky, biting and fun, Lily Allen's debut disc combines bouncy island pop with lyrics that have a sinister edge.
Venerable underground upbeat pop band of Montreal get a little darker on their latest psychedelic journey of a CD.
Ironic, catchy, and full of propulsive grooves, this British trio's American debut is dance-punk with a wry edge.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin might be the winner of world's goofiest band name contest, but their debut CD is pure pop pleasure.
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Know something is happening but you don't know what it is? The Rough Guide line of music books will give you satisfaction.
If you're new to the entire 33 1/3 series, an excellent primer is the new 33 1/3 Greatest Hits.
The Pixies were loud and raw, but this intimate documentary shows another side of the band during their hugely successful reunion tour.
One of the best comic book movies of all time gets a makeover, as Richard Donner's long-lost "alternate cut" is restored.