Julio Diaz didn’t review as many albums in 2002 as he should have, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t listening. Here are his picks for the year’s best.
A Flower From Behind (Park the Van). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Discrimination lasts longer than a mans lifetime in this black and white comedy.
Plus 1 Athens: Show Flyers from an Legendary Scene reproduces over 150 Athens, Georgia band flyers in a beautifully designed book.
Swingin’ instrumentals from King Curtis, Lazy Lester, Roy Buchanan and more from KMRD 96.9, Madrid New Mexico.
12 film box set of films from the legendary Hong Kong film studio, Shaw Brothers .
// (Self released). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Nonesuch Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
A look back at the early days of Los Angeles punk through the lens of photographer Melanie Nissen and her new book HARD + FAST.
A documentary on gun violence in urban America
Heavy Load Blues (Fantasy Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.