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Maurice el Medioni & Roberto Rodriguez: Descarga Oriental

It was pretty inevitable that these two culture-hopping nomads would find each other.

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14 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Radio 4: Enemies Like This

Though they claim the title of quintessential New York rock, Radio 4 has none of the continually sprinting-forward attitude that makes New York what it is.

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14 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Supersilent: 7

This astonishing concert performance from one of the world's most uncompromising and idiosyncratic improv outfits feels like a heavy workout for your mind, body, and soul.

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14 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various Artists: Om: Miami

Like its namesake, this latest mix from the tasteful dance label is bright, groovy, and sometimes superficial.

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14 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mr. Lif: Mo Mega

Over the course of Mo' Mega's 11 tracks, Lif manages to fulfill just about none of our expectations.

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Maritime: We, The Vehicles

How Davey von Bohlen got his groove back.

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13 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Sonic Youth

tear the mother to shreds.

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13 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

In Paul Pope's version of Batman, the state has become the super-villian.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus

Whimsicality is one thing, but Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has started branding dreams. And not just my dreams or your dreams, but the dreams of our nation's children.

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13 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

Wayne Kramer

Turned down but tuned in, these days Brother Wayne is kicking out an entirely different kind of jam.

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13 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

Watching Wildlife by Cynthia Chris

Chris analyzes several nature films from this era, a couple of which depicted rape as a 'natural' occurrence in such species as elephant seals and koalas.

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Roots Tonic: Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell

Once you get the big picture, a whole world of invention opens up and an intergalactic, space-age dub transmission awaits you.

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Ken Waldman: All Originals, All Traditionals

Double-disc offering of Alaskan poems and fiddle tunes, as big as the state itself.

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13 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Francine: Airshow

Third LP from intricate Boston band moves further away from power pop towards something more enigmatic.

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Elvy Sukaesih: The Dangdut Queen

Sukaesih's pop songs sit sweetly at the intersection of the Islamic religion that most of Indonesia's population follows, and the Hindi films they love to watch.

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Maher Shalal Hash Baz: Kunitachi Kibun: Live 1984-85

Write music like your kid fingerpaints, record it from across a crowded room, and keep that recording buried for two decades.

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Mac Arnold: Nothin to Prove

Veteran Muddy Waters bassist Arnold can sing and lead a blues band, and very well too.

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Army of the Pharaohs: The Torture Papers

The beats are stellar, but the rhymes feel less and less so as the album progresses; all things considered, this is a good album that has the makings of greatness but fails to reach it.

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Allison Moorer: Getting Somewhere

The Duel was a brave album, but Getting Somewhere is definitely more courageous. Here, Moorer dares to look inward and face growing up. Brave indeed.

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Beavis & Butt-head: The Mike Judge Collection, Volume 2 (2006) - PopMatters Film Review

In the mid-'90s, Beavis was a weird wake-up call for parents who were clueless about their children's destructive drives. Now it's a backwards glance at a demographic gone demented.

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