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Dr. John: Right Place, Right Time:  Live at Tipitinas Mardi Gras 89

It seemed like only yesterday, New Orleans was loaded with music and vitality. Dr. John was a very large piece of the puzzle, and this musical snapshot easily explains why.

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11 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Clear Static: Clear Static

Although they don't appear to have anything new to say, they say it pretty well.

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The Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea

Bitter Tea is an uncontrolled outpouring of musical concepts in every way, the good ideas right along with the bad -- life.

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11 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Filastine: Burn It

Filastine's international approach to protest music makes us want to travel the world, but does it make us want to change it?

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The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

The Raconteurs are early on to this, which could be one of the emerging trends of 2006: the rebirth of rock in indie music.

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11 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Moov: The Arrivant Volume 1

They look like concept albums, they smell like concept albums, but in the end, the two volumes of The Arrivant are just another bunch of Tracks.

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Of Montreal: The Early Four Track Recordings

Series of reissues offers recent fans a chance to turn back the clock to Of Montreal's formative years and explore the progression out of the garage and into indie pop brilliance.

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11 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Asha Bhosle: Love Supreme

Everybody needs a bosom to lean on. At 73 years of age, Asha sounds as supple and sylphlike as ever.

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11 May 2006 // 3:00 PM

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?"

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11 May 2006 // 3:00 PM

Just My Luck (2006)

Promoted as Lohan's 'transition' piece, as she moves from tweeny larks to so-called adult roles, Just My Luck is neither larkish nor serious, but only graceless.

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Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

Lacking a plot, Goal! leans heavily on predictable hardships to stretch out the time until Santiago's inevitable success.

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11 May 2006 // 2:00 AM

On a Clear Day (2006)

Frank's quest shapes a kind of secret fraternity for the men around him. They revel in his determination to do what seems impossible to them.

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11 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Carol Danvers is motivated by an insecurity that will resonate with a lot of readers. And this makes her an interesting character.

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11 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Elbow

supporters may be content to keep their favorite British import to themselves, but when I see that pile of unsold tickets, it makes me want to shout.

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Lockpick Pornography by Joey Comeau

You have to admire the guy's chutzpah and directness, and love the fact that he's utterly circumventing the 'norms' of how one is a success in the publishing world.

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Lansing-Dreiden: The Dividing Island

At what point does a piece of music turn from artful homage to unintentional parody?

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Lover Boy

It’s fun to take a trip down a nostalgic path that never existed in the first place.

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10 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Little Willies: The Little Willies

Restrained and polished, the Little Willies are the perfect example of a democracy that needs a dictator.

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10 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Concretes: In Colour

Although nostalgia is the album's overwhelming theme, if you're bewitched by The Concretes' backward-looking Technicolor pop, there's no need to feel like you've been duped.

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Sunset Rubdown: Shut Up I Am Dreaming

Spencer Krug steps out from under the shadow of Wolf Parade to shine a light on his more morose and introspective inclinations.

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