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Willy Porter: Available Light

The Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter turns in a fine effort but still can't top his '95 breakthrough.

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23 Jan 2007 // 9:03 PM

Gescom: MiniDisc

MiniDisc finally hits CD. Confusion ensues.

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Clara Hill: All I Can Provide

The album wants to move you. But first, it's gotta connect.

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Various Artists: Globalista Radio: Sensual Sonores

This compilation features “Ethno Dance/Lounge Culture music” from New York City nightclubs. Sensual electronic effects bathe the dozen recordings. These beats accent a multitude

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23 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Scrubs: My Musical

While I can appreciate Scrubs' adventurous spirit, this catastrophe can only be described as an indulgent, sloppy waste of time.

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Dave Clarke: Remixes & Rarities 1992-2005

The track listing presents perhaps as succinct an encapsulation of modern dance music history as anyone could hope to find.

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23 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

D-Block: The CD/DVD Mixtape

The CD/DVD Mixtape has some interesting tracks, but ultimately feels unfocused.

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23 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Sheitan (2006)

Sheitan not only makes tried-and-true horror clichés look hip, arty and elegant, it succeeds in making them look memorably weird.

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23 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

M. Ward + Holly Throsby

I went to the show reluctantly, expecting to see "serious" girls staring meaningfully into the singer’s eyes. Heck, they might even shed a few tears...

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Cobra Starship: When the City Sleeps, We Rule the St

The song titles are almost as bad as the tunes themselves.

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The Mathematics of Love by Emma Darwin

Emma Darwin has smart genes, to be sure, being a great great granddaughter of that Darwin, but she doesn't deploy them well.

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Get Set Go: Selling Out & Going Home

This is a very great pop record by a very sick man. I will play it daily for years.

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.Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2

If you want to play a beat-em-up but don't want to worry about learning a new language as some brawlers demand, then this is for you.

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Ying Yang Twins: Chemically Imbalanced

Terrible cover art and lyricism notwithstanding, Chemically Imbalanced ends up being much, much better than it has any right to be.

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The Street - The Complete First Season

What distinguishes The Street from the vast majority of shows on television today is its quiet attention to naturalistic, fully textured, and thoroughly complicated characters.

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Bill Kirchen: Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods

"The King of Dieselbilly" has returned from a five-year hiatus, delivering an eclectic mix of country-roots cuts that is as good a reason as any to kick up your heels and party.

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Junior Wells: Live at Theresas 1975

The intimate Junior Wells? His heyday, his home gig, and -- for serious blues guitar fans -- half a set of beautifully clear Philip Guy; and on the other half Muddy Waters' favorite, Sammy Lawhorn.

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The Earlies: The Enemy Chorus

There's a point on the Earlies’ sophomore album, The Enemy Chorus, when it stops being an album and transforms into an experience.

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Jon Oliva’s Pain: Maniacal Renderings

On his second solo record, the Savatage frontman shows signs of returning to the glory days.

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Sally Doherty & The Sumacs: Edge of Spring

Sally Doherty’s gift to the world is the lovely clarity of her voice. There’s no sign of strain when she sings, it’s

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