Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

By John Paul

Still just wanting to have fun, a former pop princess goes country with mixed results. 6 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

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Stereophonics: Live From Dakota

The second greatest Welsh trio today (Manics being numero uno) show their wares and seasoned chops during this enjoyable, relentless double-disc collection of favorites.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Flamenco Nuevo

Some compilations summarize a genre. This one makes it look larger than you expected.

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21 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Elf Power: Back to the Web

Once-lo-fi band grows up, trades fantasy for folk on often-lovely album.

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Theo & the Skyscrapers: Theo and the Skyscrapers

Theo Kogan is out there, trying to find that breakthrough moment, but the Skyscrapers don't seem like the skyrocket she's looking for.

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Hawthorne Heights: If Only You Were Lonely

Finally -- an emo-punk album that realizes choruses and hooks are important, too!

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20 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

The sign of good writing is that it raises questions and comparisons that even the writer hadn't originally intended.

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20 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Neko Case

Banishing the grey days of a wintery spring.

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The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors by Ann Gibbons

Ann Gibbons tells the story of human origins and evolution by addressing one of its aspects, the search for the earliest human, that critter who, so long ago, decided not to be a chimp.

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Spring Break Shark Attack (2005)

Given the opportunity to achieve some truly extraordinary, truly outlandish, Spring Break Shark Attack settles for something truly bad.

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Motörhead: Deluxe Expanded Reissues

A spate of reissues captures Motörhead at its finest, filling out a completist's library of bonus material, but never trumping the original albums.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: 'Under the Shadow'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Set in war-torn Iran, Under the Shadow executes satisfying scares against the backdrop of an intelligent social drama.

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