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Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi

A storied delta pianist makes an album of classic New Orleans tunes, and it may be the best jazz of 2009.

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Beastie Boys: Check Your Head

At first the Beastie Boys were brats, then they were bratty; with their third album Check Your Head they dropped an ebullient bomb that is both heartfelt and soulful.

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Wilco: Ashes of American Flags [DVD]

Released in US indie record stores before today's wider release, Ashes of American Flags is further proof that Wilco may very well be the greatest American rock band right now.

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Orphans & Vandals: I Am Alive and You Are Dead

The fact that five separate individuals have been able to coalesce this beautifully and produce art this vital renews my faith in rock ‘n’ roll for at least another decade.

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23 Apr 2009 // 3:45 AM

Treeless Mountain

So Yong Kim's remarkable film never spells out exactly what Jin or Bin is thinking, the camera implies how they see.

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23 Apr 2009 // 1:30 AM

Trouble the Water

Trouble the Water reveals a vibrant mini-community of Nola residents, whose acute and often angry analyses of their circumstances put the so-called experts to shame.

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‘Japanese Goth’: A Manifesto for the Beautiful Macabre

This book seeks to place Japan's fashion subculture known as "Gothic Lolita" on a continuum of fine art, fashion and literature.

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22 Apr 2009 // 3:22 AM

Tôkyô!

Taken together, the three movies in Tôkyô! create a frightful, smart, and lingering impression.

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20 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

All-Star Superman

This story transcends all other Superman stories ever told, becoming the definitive take on the character almost without trying.

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Brakesbrakesbrakes: Touchdown

Brakesbrakesbrakes' latest release indicates that our friends across the pond are now at our borders, and are not shying away from the challenge of reviving the rock record.

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16 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Columbine by Dave Cullen

This is an exquisitely researched, deeply considered treatment of an event that has heretofore fought a losing battle with sensationalism.

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Super Furry Animals: Dark Days/Light Years

Veteran Welsh psych-pop quintet continue to evolve, while revisiting the tripped-out, up-tempo sounds of their early days.

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10 Apr 2009 // 5:05 AM

Forbidden Lie$

As unusual, even sensational, images appear, it becomes clear that Forbidden Lie$'s more conventional images are also up for challenges, that they can no longer be assumed to be true.

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The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem: In Person at Carnegie Hall: The Complete 1963 Concert

That most essential of Irish folk albums becomes even more vital as a Legacy Edition.

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Warsaw Village Band: Infinity

'Powerful' is the Band's default setting.

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6 Apr 2009 // 3:30 AM

Pedro: The Movie

Pedro recalls a moment in reality TV when the genre had real political edge.

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3 Apr 2009 // 4:30 AM

Sugar

In this carefully observed and impressively minimalist movie, Sugar redefines and refines his art.

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Red Red Meat: Bunny Gets Paid (Deluxe Edition)

Like so many other canonized rock albums, Bunny Gets Paid doesn't do all the work. But once you shoulder some of the load, the returns it yields are immeasurable.

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Pearl Jam’s “Ten”, Eighteen Years Later

Over the years, Sony Legacy has re-released countless albums, but rarely has it honored a record whose importance with regards to legacy has been debated since day one as Pearl Jam’s debut.

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31 Mar 2009 // 2:32 AM

Independent Lens: Recycle

As the day dawns in the discerning and detailed Recycle, a bulldozer is pushing cardboard.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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