Black Grape: Pop Voodoo

Black Grape: Pop Voodoo

By John Garratt

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12 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Stomp the Yard (2007)

DJ initially channels his shoulder-chippy anger at "the system" though crunk, and his innovative moves make him a crowd favorite.

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12 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Alpha Dog (2006)

The film identifies a limited range of possible "reasons" for the murder, most having to do with ignorance, by the victim, the aggressors, the parents, and the 30 some "witnesses," numbered on screen.

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Pans Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) (2006)

As her belief in herself comes full circle, as she discovers her crucial mythological role as it exists alongside her role alongside her mother, Ofelia becomes more real than her gorgeous allegory can bear.

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:03 PM

Kamijo: Martha

“You need a bum,” sings Tomoaki Kamijo. “I need a cum.” His pronunciation isn’t perfect, but Martha, his first album, released in 1971 and sung

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:02 PM

The Dirtball: Raptillion

Those looking for a groundbreaking album should look elsewhere, but anyone who wants tight flows, solid production, and catchy hooks need look no farther than Raptillion.

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Takota: The Ivory Tower

Just admit it, kids, emo is the new hair metal.

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The Bee Gees: The Studio Albums 1967-1968

Ten years before Saturday Night Fever, as a fledging combo on the rise, the Bee Gees made three album's worth of masterful pop rock and psych.

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts a

"The race beat," once it was finally covered by the American press, was not some kind of intellectual parsing of a larger issue. The coverage itself was essential to solving the issue.

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Matthew Ryan: From a Late Night High Rise

A very personal album from a great singer-songwriter yields surprisingly placid results.

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield

Rolling Stone columnist explores the death of his wife and the life of pop music with pathos, humor books.

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'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

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"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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