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Suburban Kids with Biblical Names: #Three

Ecclectic DIY Swedish pop packed with great tunes and witty lyrics.

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22 Jan 2007 // 1:00 AM

24: Day Six

As 24's sixth day takes shape, it looks as though moral certainty isn't what it used to be.

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Anthropia: The Ereyn Chronicles, Part I: The Journey of Beginnings

When a CD is accompanied by a booklet containing a lengthy, meticulously detailed story to serve as a mere introduction to the whopping, 68-minute album,

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:02 PM

aMute: The Seahorse Limbo

The comparisons with Fennesz go so far, as do those with Tim Hecker. But on his second album, Jerome Deuson (a.k.a aMute) expands

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The National Gallery: Performing Musical Interpretations Of The Paintings Of Paul Klee

Stay with me here, please. In 1968, Chuck Mangione and Roger Karshner are in Cleveland. There they decide to give “musical interpretations” to the paintings of

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My Morning Jacket: Okonokos [DVD]

If you think Kentucky's transcendental rockers My Morning Jacket are a bit creepy, well, you're right. And wrong.

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Various Artists: The Kings of Techno - Compiled by Laurent Garnier and Carl Craig

Aretha Franklin, The Stooges and Alice Coltrane, all on the shelves of record stores' techno section, as Craig and Garnier deliver a playground that makes you think.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Culver/Judge Inauguration 2007 feat. Reverend Al Green

Apparently, the good Rev had been waiting for a special invitation to come to Iowa. When he finally got one, it was from the governor’s office, no less.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)

Novelists, more than filmmakers, dare to depict great intellectuals.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Dreamland (2006)

Though far from perfect, Dreamland is better than most, thanks to Bruckner's amazing intimacy with the camera and that peculiar face of hers; both plain and extraordinarily unique in its beauty.

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House of Sand (Casa de Areia) (2005)

The House of Sand is yet another filmic example of why Brazil is setting the standard when it comes to exporting interesting, superior filmmaking.

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Trick Daddy: Back by Thug Demand

Although jam-packed with fun songs, I'm afraid we may have seen the best of ol' Trick Daddy Dollars.

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Favourite Sons: Down Beside Your Beaut

New New York band Favourite Sons traffics in rock-n-roll cliche but still shows promise on their debut record

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

50 Cent: Bulletproof

There is no finesse here, no need to memorize certain combinations, no pieces of an overall story arc to fit together. This is basic bloodsport, nothing more or less.

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Gordon Grdina / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian: Think Like The Waves

God-like genius or self-indulgent noodling? It can be such a fine line these days.

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Shooter Jennings and the .357s: Live at Irving Plaza 4. 18. 06

Shooter Jennings might have played his daddy, Waylon, in the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line, but when he steps out on stage fronting the .357's he is most definitely his own man, with an untamed independent voice that rocks, country-style.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Griddle: Klimty Favela

Griddle’s third album, Klimty Favela is exactly what one might expect from an album that comes with a comic book—colorful, sprawling, and adventurous.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Clinic: Visitations

Though not quite as good as their first two CDs, Visitations is a strong and nicely varied album that finds Clinic back in the groove.

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Macromantics: Moments in Movement

Australia's answer to Lady Sovereign has a little way to go before reaching that exciting height.

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19 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

As much as Barbara judges, you may find yourself in a quandary, not judging so much as taking pleasure in her vile, brilliant perfection.

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