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The Holy Fire: In the Name of the World

As soon as they break free of past-worn territory, the Holy Fire just might become something great in their own right.

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Chris Stills: When the Pain Dies Down: Live in Paris

Singer-songwriter fare so light that it's weightless.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Afro Punk (2003)

Punk rock as seen from another side the spectrum.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Audioslave: Revelations

A mere year and a half after Out of Exile, Audioslave tweaks the formula a bit, but manages nothing all that revelatory.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Celebrity Duets

As Michael Bolton oozed across the floor, my interest began to go south faster than a carpetbagger on roller skates.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Model Student by Robin Hazelwood

When will a smart and beautiful protagonist, a la Carrie Bradshaw or Ally McBeal, be able to handle life's clashing elements without melting into vulnerability?

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Super Dragon Ball Z

Super Dragon Ball Z is a PlayStation 2 game with coin-op motivation.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Vertigo (1959)

Vertigo's new life, carefully restored from the best available prints for this DVD release, should best reveal Hitchcock's mastery of his medium.

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All That Remains: The Fall of Ideals

The Massachusetts band comes along and injects the American metalcore with a dose of welcome energy.

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Boys Like Girls: Boys Like Girls

Something borrowed, nothing new.

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Steve Goodman: Live at the Earl of Old Town

Every song offers a reason to smile and sing along. He makes you want to brag to your friends about what a good deal you got, flirt boldly with a pretty person, and generally just goof around happily -- not an easy thing for a musician to do.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Susanne Abbuehl: Compass

Compass is pretty, but it is also largely unsatisfying, with Abbuehl's vocals lying buried (inexplicably) in the very spare mix.

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Delroy Wilson: The Best of… Original Eighteen Deluxe Edition

Original Twelve, the classic rocksteady-era compilation from Clement Dodd's golden boy, remastered and reissued with six bonus tracks. You do the math.

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DJ Khaled: Listennn… the Album

Heavyweight Miami DJ gets his hometown the attention it deserves.

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John Pizzarelli: Dear Mr. Sinatra

John Pizzarelli is the sneak attack version of the Young Fogey Movement in jazz singing.

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6 Sep 2006 // 4:00 PM

Junior Boys

'How come Canadians are so much cooler than us?'

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Open Door: So Close to Beautiful

The house that Open Door builds if filled with different textures bleeding into one domicile.

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6 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

Peter Wright: Red Lion

With limited appeal, this drone journey requires a certain frame of mind to truly enjoy.

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Flourescent Grey: Lying on the floor mingling with god in a Tijuana motel room next door to a veteri

Fluorescent Grey challenges the distinction between sound and music, crafting found sounds into textures that may or may not be songs, but are consistently interesting.

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6 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Dust Poets: Lovesick Town

Canadian indie folk-pop band returns with a set of weird, sentimental tales that hit just so.

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