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Eef Barzelay: Bitter Honey

Fans of Clem Snide need little convincing that Eef Barzelay is a gifted songwriter.

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New Buffalo: The Las Beautiful Day

Sparse and subdued, New Buffalo's debut eases on by in a waft of pleasantness without any lingering sense of significance.

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27 Mar 2006 // 3:00 PM

Transgeneration

Transgeneration is a more comprehensive and complicated look at the difficulties faced by transgender individuals than Duncan Tucker's Transamerica.

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27 Mar 2006 // 3:00 PM

Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Best of Season 2

Dog is not just a patriarch, he's a franchise. There's lots of Dog merchandise, and most relatives wear T-shirts or hats with the imposing logo.

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Danger Mouse: The Complete Seasons 5 & 6

Lest audiences should think that American Idol's Simon Cowell is the apotheosis of British wit, allow me to submit for your consideration the name of Danger Mouse.

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Planet of the Apes: The Legacy Collection (1968-1973)

Planet of the Apes: The Legacy Collection oscillates wildly between the delightful and the agonizing; but the rewards more than offset the pains.

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27 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Few creators pull off comedy of the spandex set as well as this trio.

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27 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Mogwai

These people died so I could live. There is no remorse, because I am alive.

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27 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Teachers

Fortunately for all concerned, Kali Rocha plays school principal Emma Wiggins as Megan Mullally-lite, with barely a hint of a circulatory system.

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27 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Adverbs by Daniel Handler

In Handler's world, love is constantly evolving. It is not given away by one to another, but is an action that must be continually performed by both.

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27 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

New York Doll (2006)

What started out as a small documentary on the uncomfortable but engaging New York Dolls bassist turned into a full-scale revelation, tracking his improbable journey of rock 'n' roll redemption.

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Bound Stems: The Logic of Building the Body Plan

Studio trickery hides incompetent playing on this Chicago group's infuriating debut.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Show Your Bones

Those who saw the potential in their earliest releases can take comfort in the fact that the band has not only made good on every shred of that potential, with Show Your Bones they've exceeded the most optimistic expectations with confident aplomb.

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Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band: Live Trucker

Live Trucker is solid fun, as long as you don't mind the sense that you're beating yourself in the head with a can of cold Milwaukee's Best during every last second you're listening to it.

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27 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edu K: Frenétiko

Stand aside, Federline. Actual Brazillian Edu K manages to work baile funk influences into a much more convincing, if thoroughly unsubstantial, party mix of punk and funk.

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Jason Collett: Idols of Exile

Hit-and-miss solo effort from undeniably talented Broken Social Scenester.

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27 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Oakley Hall: Second Guessing

Oneida cofounder heads back-to-basics with his countrified band of sun drenched romantics.

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One Session: Bobby B presents: The Hidden Treasures Vol. 1

I don't know what kind of herbals they got in exchange for this CD, but it's certainly worth a blunt.

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Röyksopp: Röyksopp’s Night Out

A Live EP from Norwegian duo that adds nothing to their canon but a Queens of the Stone Age cover.

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24 Mar 2006 // 3:00 PM

American Dad: Volume 1

It's all Family Guy's fault. Had that cult cartoon not been cancelled and proven its mantle by becoming a phenomenon on DVD, we wouldn't be stuck with American Dad, its jaded jingoistic cousin.

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