Excellent

LITTLE ORPHAN ANI

TYLENOL TALENT

STUPID BLOODY STUPID!

Interview

All the News That Didn't Fit

On the Record

The Olympia Connection, Or Lack Thereof

Excellent

The Numbness Is Just a Bonus

Hiphop City

WEEN ARE THE WORLD

Soul by the Pound

EXCELLENT REAL ROCK QUOTES

Incest is Best

The Rise and Fall of the N-Word

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, Tell the Truth Anyway

You Don't Own Me

Summer Lovin'

Stagger Lee

Music to Lose Your Job By

Boy, You Sure Can Take the Fun Out of Music

CINEMATIC CLICHE

Stuart Braithwaite From Mogwai

Going to New York City?

THE CHURCH OF COLTRANE

A Whole N'other Level

Who Says Morrissey Fans Don't Get Laid?

ISSA ROCKA ROLL

Not Modest Enough

I can't honestly figure out why I like--nay, love--this album. I'm not always such a sucker for synth pop made in the '80s by long-haired Canadians with a penchant for obscurant, potentially really offensive political musings ("Living in China"), Dada-lite imagery ("Ideas for Walls"), heroic anomie ("Antarctica") and totally inscrutable dance crazes ("Safety Dance"). Two things I do know, and they may be completely irrelevant: (1) whenever I start listening to a lot of Magnetic Fields, I inevitably reach for this record, too, and (2) if Gang of Four had been a Canadian synth-pop-dance band, they might have been Men Without Hats... before "Pop Goes the World" anyway.