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Various Artists: See You on the Moon! Songs for Kids of All Ages

Indie rockers take on their most challenging project yet -- writing songs for kids.

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Magneta Lane: Dancing with Daggers

Lexi Valentine takes Chrissie Hynde's sweetly sour alto and wraps it around Debbie Harry's blasé romanticism for an emotionally potent vocal style that conveys the same tender toughness as those two peerless women who came a generation before.

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4 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mary Jane Lamond: Storas

This sinfully pleasing Cape Breton singer revisits traditional Gaelic songs with accompanying musicians and a voice as clear as the Bras D-Or Lakes.

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4 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mellowdrone: Box

Bring on the major leagues: Mellowdrone answers Columbia's call with the 21st century's answer to corporate rock.

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4 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Placebo: Meds

Despite forays into heavier metal-inspired sounds or electronica, a new Placebo album becomes an exercise in slight variation, little more.

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4 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Heather Headley: In My Mind

Hearing love song after cheating song after being cheated on song makes In My Mind the textbook definition of a generic "adult" R&B diva album.

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3 Apr 2006 // 3:00 PM

9 to 5: Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical Bigot Edition (1980)

Producer and star Jane Fonda nails it: 9 to 5 endures because of its 'historical synchronicity.'"

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3 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Excepter: Sunbomber

Sunbomber’s most obvious strength and most glaring flaw is entirely the point of its release: It was recorded on a hot summer day in one hour.

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3 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rob Zombie

Sixty-two minutes for $35? What a bargain... err, not.

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South Park: The Complete Seventh Season

Parker and Stone frequently use South Park as a platform for their libertarian views, and usually, it doesn't detract from the show's centrist, common-sense attitudes.

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3 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Prison Break

The broody-eyed brothers Linc and Michael exemplify standards of masculine stoicism and bravery.

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The Stems: Terminal Cool: Anthology 1983-1986

In three short years, these Aussies left an indelible mark on the garage revival scene.

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3 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Bubba Sparxxx: The Charm

Bubba Sparxxx doesn't go bling and boring, so much as rejoice in it, splash around in it, rub it all over itself and go sprinting through the fields.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance

Second round for Rough Guide's tour of bhangra. This time, the travel company seeks to update the sounds for your next trip to Kuch Kuch.

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The Appleseed Cast: Peregrine

Proving once again to be Lawrence's finest, the Appleseed Cast synthesizes its parts and finds itself on the album that saved the band from a too-early demise.

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The Guess Who: The Best of the Guess Who

You may never think you need to hear a Guess Who song, but they often come as some relief when they crop up on the radio or in the supermarket Muzak mix.

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Bonnie Bramlett: Roots, Blues & Jazz

An Ike-ette and lost legend growls a variety of soul and jazz standards.

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Dogme 95: The Reagle Beagle

Chicago based songwriter Nick Wright goes a-sailin' with Charles Darwin. No, literally, he does.

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31 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The close-minded, oppressive atmosphere of this future Gotham pits the local law against the Federal law enforcement, playing on the now familiar idea that average Joes and Janes don't know what's going on in the big wide world.

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31 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Womadelaide Festival

The grass did its best to stand up to a weekend of dancing, but in patches we killed it, leaving its blades to dry out in the heat and turn to fine hay.

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