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Warm in the Wake: Gold Dust Trail

Atlanta band Warm in the Wake is a perfect cross of Wilco, The Shins and Sparklehorse.

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Panda Bear / Excepter: Carrots / KKKKK split 12

Consider this an orange juice and mogadon cocktail.

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Various Artists: Presence Under the Tree

Presence Under the Tree is a double-CD collection of starry-eyed, dreampoppy, vaguely folkish indie, one disc labelled Twilight (the more robust) and the other Starlight

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Gill Landry: The Ballad of Lawless Soirez

Incorporating elements of blues, folk, jazz, and country, Landry's songs exist in a veritable stew of styles and structures that is diverse yet harmonious, much like the multi-cultural city from which he hails.

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The Paul Carlon Octet: Other Tongues

Jazz at the top of its modern game -- Latin, tight, tasty, and modern.

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This Unique Museum: A Collection of Short Stories

A collection of musical short stories combining acoustic guitar with electronic effects.

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah leads a harrowing journey into the heart of Sierra Leone's bloody civil war.

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John Osborne: The Many Lives of the Angry Young Man by John Heilpern

Heilpern's biography of the playwright who radically changed British theater overnight in 1956 with Look Back in Anger is a model of what a literary biography ought to be -- the story of a life, not the inventory of one.

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8 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Rjd2: The Third Hand

When a musician brings other genres into hip-hop, how many can he add before the music is no longer hip-hop?

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John Peel & Sheila: The Pig’s Big 78s

This marvelous collection of ancient audio gems hints at the breadth and vision of John Peel's incredible radio show.

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Council of the Gods (Der Rat Der Götter) (1950)

Cautionary tales like Rotation and Council of the Gods sought to examine, rather than preach on, the sacrifices made and crimes committed during war.

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The Moaners: Blackwing Yalobusha

After six strong, but flawed attempts, Melissa Swingle has finally got her mixture right.

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8 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lanu: This Is My Home

This intertwining of informed lyrics with forward-thinking production lends new meaning to the phrase intuitive jazz.

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The Heart of the Game (2006)

Darnellia smiles, lace curtains on the window behind her, wearing a big old gray athletic hoodie. "I wanted to be a cheerleader 'cause I can dance," she says.

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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Stranger than Fiction isn’t sure if it wants to be a comedy that relies on stereotypes in order to accentuate the humor, or a drama with the absurdities played as deadpan as possible.

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8 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Amazing Race: All-Stars

After just three episodes, The Amazing Race: All-Stars is already looking like a bad idea executed poorly.

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7 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Arcade Fire

There's nothing like spending Valentine's Day out in the cold...

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:04 PM

Black Milk: Popular Demand

Maybe the city influences the music. Maybe the music is indicative of the city. Either way, Black Milk may become the pride of Detroit, Michigan.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:03 PM

Hug: Heroes

Hug: should sound pretty warm, right? Producer John Dahlbäck’s fuzzy pseudonym had me fearing that Heroes would be one of those folktronic cuddlecore

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:02 PM

Prosser: Prosser

The project of Eric Woodruff, former of Delay, is a spacey rock-meets-Americana album that meanders from one very good song to another. Although there are

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