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Anders Parker: Anders Parker

Parker's songs turn down flashy for something much more welcome and rare: enduring.

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Custom Made: Sidewalk Mindtalk

This recording is meant to whet the appetites and spread the word to those who may of have not previously heard Custom Made perform. Based on the evidence found here, there should be no hurry to release the next one.

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26 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

The Damnwells: Air Stereo

Country, pop, and rock blend smoothly and successfully on the broadcast from the Damnwells' Air Stereo.

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The Greatest American Hero: Seasons 1, 2 & 3

The Greatest American Hero's FBI man, Maxwell, was clearly a Reagan era conservative, and Hinkley was the idealistic liberal -- the aliens clearly had something in mind when they made these two work together.

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26 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Freak Out (2006)

This one is from a crew of incipient filmmakers with their hearts equally invested in horror and humor.

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22 Nov 2006 // 4:03 AM

Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Promising start from charming (if young) Toronto indie-rock Brock-worshippers.

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Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Warp Records continue to dip their toes into decidedly un-electronic waters, with their latest signing, Born Ruffians. Hailing from Toronto, this trio unleash short, crisp

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22 Nov 2006 // 4:01 AM

Eric Chenaux: Dull Lights

Desolation never tasted so sweet.

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New London Fire: I Sing the Body Holographic

Electro-pop with a combination of Depeche Mode aesthetics and Oasis sensibilities.

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22 Nov 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Fountain (2006)

Izzi is both Tommy's end and his means, and so, at last, not quite herself.

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22 Nov 2006 // 2:00 AM

Candy (2006)

Addiction and guilt shape the junkies' existence, until the inevitable, life-threatening crisis shakes up their routine.

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The Low Lows: Fire on the Bright Sky

On their final album, the duo of Parker & Lily recorded a ballad called “The Low Lows”, all shivery keyboards, barely breathed, slumberous vocals and

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21 Nov 2006 // 8:01 PM

Jay-Z: Kingdom Come

Jay-Z has pulled off the world's best example of "shooting oneself in the foot": making a really really good record about how that particular record is the best ever.

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21 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Starflyer 59: My Island

On album number ten, Jason Martin shows that he can play guitar and, y'know, rock. If only he had written some lyrics to go along with those tunes.

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Laurent Garnier: Retrospective

The variety of styles presented on Retrospective is wide enough to easily make the case for Garnier as one of the most visionary dance producers of the last 20 years.

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21 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

MXPX: Let’s Rock

MXPX rocks hard, and sometimes hardly rocks.

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21 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Silk: Always & Forever

There's a right way and a wrong way to do a cover. More than that, there's a thin line between the two.

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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

Jack Black. I feel like I never knew the guy.

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21 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Marvel Ultimate Alliance

"Why not just throw in Paul Bunyan and My Little Pony and be done with it?"

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A Star is Found by Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins

In an exuberant, faultlessly pleasant manner, the authors take us behind the Hollywood curtain and into a world often misunderstood.

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