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Various Artists: Dub Selector 3

“Trip hop” just isn’t a hip thing to call music any more—so Quango has tried on the more earthy, historical “dub” for this

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Grand Mal: Love Is the Best Con in Town

As the pianos and keyboards saturating its cover art suggests, Love Is the Best Con in Town, Grand Mal’s fourth LP, is less “rock”

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

U2: U218 Singles

Everything about U218 Singles, from the radio-programmers tracklisting and disjointed running order, to the cheap, mulleted photographs that stare out from the sleeve, gives the impression of a compilation that has been cobbled together in a greedy hurry.

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Times New Viking

PopMatters' Brian Bartels tells a pre-emptive tale of Matador's (and maybe your) next big thing...

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The L Word

The L Word is more enjoyable to watch with a group, mostly because subtlety is not one of its strengths.

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Im From Rolling Stone

I'm From Rolling Stone is what happens when magazines stop caring about content and start hiring underqualified idiots in hopes of a circulation boost.

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

American Bloomsbury by Susan Cheever

Concord's literary lions, fueled by sexual tension?

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lincolns Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words by Douglas L. Wilson

Lincoln's Sword fondly recalls the U.S.'s public discourse before "talk-radio blowhard" became a job description.

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Big Oil

With Big Oil, you can finally indulge your fantasy of fashioning virtual Nigerias of chaos and plunder, without burdening your conscience with the consequences.

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LCD Soundsystem: Forty-Five: Thirty-Three

Joggin' James Murphy's Nike-commissioned electro-funk epic is the perfect soundtrack for running... and most other activities, too.

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The Road to Guantánamo (2006)

While the movie has been termed a "docudrama" for its mix of reenactments, interviews, and archival news footage, it is not nearly so easy or easygoing about "truth" as such a label suggests. The film's complex form corresponds to its story, in the sense that "truth" is precisely what troubles it.

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Bole2Harlem Volume 1

The press kit describes Bole2Harlem's sound as the work of a group of friends from different countries who like to get together in the same club and jam, and that collective neighbourliness has rubbed off on the songs.

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Slipknot: Voliminial: Inside the Nine [DVD]

"I vowed to get to the center of what I know I’m a part of, which is one of the greatest bands in the world today". Brave words, Clown.

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Sahara: The Forgotten History of the Worlds Harshest Desert

How do you write a history of a place where history goes to die?

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Karma: Latenight Daydreaming

In its second incarnation, the German downtempo/electronica duo grows up and makes one of 2006's most memorable albums.

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Rosemary Clooney: Come On-a My House

Far from perfect, Come On-a My House still showcases Clooney in her prime.

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Thunderegg: Open Book

Listeners who invest in Open Book can look forward to spending hours tracing the evolution of a unique artist and enjoying high quality independent music.

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Fujiya & Miyagi: Transparent Things

Though they're just pretending to be Japanese, Fujiya & Miyagi are serious about making lighthearted but memorable electro-twee.

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The Big Sleep: Son of the Tiger

From a tiny apartment in Brooklyn, the Big Sleep offers up thrills and danger worthy of noir.

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Alexander Tucker: Furrowed Brow

Furrowed Brow is as English—and as unsettling—as the ghost stories of M. R. James or the original Wicker Man movie. Coming from the

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