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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 // 9:01 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 // 9:00 PM

What went wrong with Testify?

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2 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Nick Lachey [2006 Rewind]

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

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2 Jan 2007 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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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2 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Rafael Toral: Space

Portuguese electronic composer (and Rhys Chatham collaborator) Rafael Toral ponders the unpredictability of synthesized sound and the emptiness of deep space in three extended pieces.

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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2006)

Perhaps with some more complete supporting characters in the mix, the central story, here, might have been more palatable, but standing alone, the premise unfortunately gets boring faster than one can say "tea and crumpets".

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2 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

True Caribbean Pirates

The History Channel's rendition of 17th and 18th century pirates is a swashbuckling factual recount of their dramatic maritime stories.

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Ladyfinger (ne): Heavy Hands

Sound and fury, without enough fury.

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Houseguest: High Strangeness

Houseguest has the legs to be more than just another legendary local band, and if their association with the Black Keys gets their foot in the door, more power to them.

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:59 PM

The Old Way: A Story of the First People by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

The dominance of modern technological life is driving more than animal species to extinction. And imbecilic notions of superiority are not restricted to western nations.

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

That Grenouille is also utterly symptomatic -- that is, not an individual so much as a representative of what ails his cultural milieu -- is hardly news.

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Harvey Danger [2006 Rewind]

Harvey 'I had visions, I was in them, I was looking into the mirror' Danger are poised to surf a Nada-style wave back to respectability. But, will it work?

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