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Jimmy Burns: Live at B.L.U.E.S.

Mellow Burns, bluesman on the fringe of R&B, nice voice, laid back, brilliant two-guitar work.

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Peggy Seeger: Three Score and Ten

Family and friends, some quite famous themselves, honor folksinger Peggy Seeger on her 70th birthday.

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Cortney Tidwell: Dont Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up

Better start respecting Cortney Tidwell now, before she takes over the universe.

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12 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Winterkids: Memoirs

WinterKids may be the quintessential definition of the British indie band -- but are they any good?

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12 Apr 2007 // 10:59 PM

Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

William Blake stuffed, mounted, museum-ready.

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Baseball Double Feature - Kill the Umpire / Safe at Home (1950)

Sony might have been swinging for the fences with this DVD release, but it ended up hitting an easy pop fly to the shallow outfield.

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Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (Uncensored)

The show has comic moments (commenting on Shatner's weight gain, Ross says, "You have let yourself boldly go"), but the roast isn't so much funny as it is forced.

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12 Apr 2007 // 5:10 AM

Red Road (2006)

In Red Road, Jackie's story extends beyond her control, no matter what she sees, thinks she sees, or tries to see.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

Karnivool: Themata

Karnivool emerge on Themata from the “apex of Western Australia” with a not quite hard-rock sound and a thinly veiled grand ambition: they want to break out in the US.

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Drei Farben House: Any Kind of Feeling

Every beat, is in place, complemented easily by Siegle's dispassionate yet still distinctly human vocals.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:02 PM

Audubon Park: Teenage Horses

You have to imagine that David Nahm has a pretty big record collection. The debut record by the UNC law student's band, Audubon Park, is hard to pin down it's so musically diverse.

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Lonesome Travelers: Lonesome Travelers

The Lonesome Travelers take the country-rock heritage of Gram Parsons and plain run with it on their eponymous debut.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Timbaland: Shock Value

The man who calls himself Thomas Crown steps into the spotlight for an above-average pop album that could have been so much more.

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The Beatles and Philosophy by Michael Baur and Steven Baur [Editors]

Perhaps Lennon's pop-song gibberish happens to have a fluke connection with Hindu philosophy, but it seems irresponsible to make intentional bedfellows of the two.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Robert Glasper: In My Element

A genuinely new sound for a jazz trio -- swing plus hip-hop brings something powerfully new.

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Madlib: The Other Side:  Los Angeles

Time to get off the Sunset Strip and take a trip through Madlib’s record collection.

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat is a comedy of errors, in more than one sense, but certainly not one without merit.

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The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound: Ekranoplan

Psychedelic San Francisco jam rockers play straight up rock and roll with a Black Sabbath edge.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ankla: Steep Trails

On their debut effort, Steep Trails, Ankla charts new territory, blending heavy, thrash-metal with traditional Latin music in ways that even the most elitist of metal-heads would enjoy.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tujiko Noriko: Solo

This is an album for people who like pop's chirpiness but distrust its obviousness.

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