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Kyoto Jazz Massive: 10th Anniversary

On this exceptional two-disc compilation, an all-star cast of DJs and producers pays tribute to an acid jazz giant and provides an ideal introduction to the sophisticated world of broken beat music.

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The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower: INRI EP

A new EP/single from the Plot offers only meager attractions.

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Leafcutter John: The Forest and The Sea

Who would have guesed it? It turns out Leafcutter John is a genius.

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31 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Billy Joel: 12 Gardens Live

I know, another Billy Joel compilation? Live, even? Yes, but standing on its own, 12 Gardens Live is actually a very good listen.

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Various Artists: Green & Blue: Loco Dice & Ricardo Villalobos In The Mix

If you can't make it to the Waldschwimmbad Obertshausen in September for this year's Green & Blue festival, listening to this disc may be the next best thing.

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30 Aug 2006 // 4:00 PM

Los Lobos

Not only has the wolf survived; it's stronger than ever.

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30 Aug 2006 // 8:00 AM

Isan: Plans Drawn in Pencil

Glitch soldiers on in this soundtrack to slumberland.

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30 Aug 2006 // 6:00 AM

Luca: Sick of Love

Accomplished and storied in the studio, when it comes to his own work, Nick Luca leaves a lot to be desired.

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30 Aug 2006 // 4:00 AM

Red Animal War: Seven Year War

As a chronicle of Red Animal War's development, Seven Year Warillustrates how far the band has come, and how sharp its songwriting has grown.

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Various Artists: Voyces United For UNHCR

Benefit album to aid the UN Refugee Agency goes slightly awry...

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30 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

Outkast: Idlewild

It would appear as if the Dynamic Duo have bitten off more than they can chew, because the results are, while brilliant in places, overall astonishingly mediocre.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Reinas (Queens) (2005)

Manuel Gómez Pereira's Reinas (Queens) makes the current U.S. wrangling over same sex marriage look awfully provincial.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trace Adkins: Dangerous Man

A big man with a big hat, a likeably warm baritone, and a fine ear for a crowd-pleasing song, Trace Adkins is one of those country types you could end up enjoying despite yourself.

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The Pearls & The Velours: The Pearls vs. The Velours

Back in the day, doo-wop was all the rage. Meet two of the groups that kept the airwaves hoppin'. You might even blast them in your stereo.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Battle Royale—Volume #1-15

The slide from titillating to ridiculous happens very quickly.

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Nina Gordon: Bleeding Heart Graffiti

Has it really been six years?

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Soundless (2004)

Despite a few flaws, this stylish German film delivers thrills, spills, and a heavy dose of fun.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Charlemagne by Derek Wilson

The notion of objective "history" as we understand it today was still another thousand years in the offing, so our understanding will forever be obscured by propaganda, myth, and obfuscation.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lambchop: Damaged

Lambchop have long been one of America's greatest bands, and Damaged is their greatest achievement.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Umbrellas: Illuminaire

Perfect for rainy, Sunday late afternoon solitary walks.

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