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Tommy Guerrero: From the Soil to the Soul

Skating legend Tommy Guerrero handles his bass as skillfully as his board, but the most inspiring part of his album is the passion he demonstrates for music.

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Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 [DVD]

One more way of watching everyone’s favourite almost-utopia die the death it never should have.

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Count Bass D: Act Your Waist Size

D echoes a highly suspicious style on his third official release.

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Ima Robot: Monument to the Masses

This isn’t the first time you feel like a great opportunity is squandered.

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Michel Camilo and Tomatito: Spain Again

Seven years after their album Spain, a second virtuoso and sensitive distillation from the flamenco guitarist and the Dominican pianist.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Yodel

By the end we're left in no doubt that Plantega sees American yodelling as the most significant yodelling on the planet, and while this is going to leave people from other parts of the world feeling ignored, at least it means that we get to hear a good selection of cowboy songs.

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3 Jan 2007 // 12:00 AM

Miss Potter (2006)

Chris Noonan's next-film-after-Babe doesn't engage this alternative realm except as whimsy. Beatrix is eccentric. Her "friends" are cute.

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Various Artists: Fuzzy-Felt Folk

From instrumental themes of 1960s British kiddie shows to charming little ditties about elves and trolls, this loopy, endearing collection has been lovingly assembled by

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Holy Shit: Stranded at Two Harbors

With a crackling collection of shambolic pop, Holy Shit prove as endearingly sophomoric as their name.

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:01 PM

Sister Hazel: Absolutely

If you yearn for a return to the sensitive-guys-with-guitars movement of the late '90s, Absolutely is your ticket home.

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Sloan: Never Hear the End of It

Onward to infinity... the melodies and rock-star poses never stop, and neither do the emotions.

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Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Two

The show comes across as "talky", with actors delivering their lines in a hilariously low-key, expressionless cadence.

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Keefe Jacksons Fast Citizens: Ready Everyday

Well-grounded improvisations from an ensemble of all-star musicians looking to find balance between freedom and composure.

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

What went wrong with Testify?

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Nick Lachey [2006 Rewind]

Holy culture shock, Batman. I thought we'd squashed hysteria decades ago.

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Jimmy Stewart by Marc Eliot

One need only turn the page to be greeted with a fresh example of Eliot's ignorance of film history and technology.

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Incognito: Bees+Things+Flowers

Bees+Things+Flowers evokes the invincible summer in listeners, irrespective of equatorial vantage point.

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Incubus: Light Grenades

Light Grenades might actually be the album that could make people stop wishing that Incubus was the band it used to be.

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Magical Starsign

The biggest crime Magical Starsign commits is the endless, relentless, incessant, infuriatingly pointless random battles.

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Various Artists: Crunk Hits Vol. 2

It's hard to be stupid in a smart way, that much easier to just be stupid.

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