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Everclear: Welcome to the Drama Club

People say Everclear is washed up. Reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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A Guy Called Gerald: Proto Acid: The Berlin Sessions

A Guy Called Gerald has been around long enough that it really doesn't matter whether or not his style is in fashion, because the sensibility he brings to the music is timeless.

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8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kelis: Kelis Was Here

Sometimes you have roll up your sleeves and go to battle for your favorite artists. Luckily, Kelis provides plenty of ammunition.

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8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Batman: Face the Face

It seems like over time, writers and artists tried to see who could create the darker Batman. DC finally realized that this had been played out, and with "Face the Face", they decided to lighten things up.

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Yusef Lateef: Eastern Sounds

An overlooked classic of exotic jazz gets the full RVG remaster treatment.

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8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lotterboys: Animalia

Animalia is good for a few nods of the head and a giggle or three, but its proud superficiality ultimately becomes its downfall.

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The Triffids: Born Sandy Devotional

On this brooding, evocative record from the mid-1980s, underappreciated Australian songwriter David McComb produced what's essentially a noir novel in song.

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Watermelon Slim and the Workers: Watermelon Slim and the Workers

Another gem of an album from one of the most exciting blues artists to come along in years.

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8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Los Abandoned: Mix Tape

Los Abandoned come up with chorus hooks that teach themselves to you like a natural instinct. I was singing along before the album had reached the end of the first song.

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8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Eaten Alive

A cinematic catastrophe -- a shameful delight.

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Colette & DJ Heather: House of Om—Colette & DJ Heather

Om figures the only thing better than one hot female DJ is two hot female DJs -- and they're right.

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Josie Cotton: Movie Disaster Music

Return of one of the original new wave valley girls is intriguingly skewed, but slight.

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7 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

Nicki Jaine: Live

Cabaret vocalist mixes up sultry, surreal modernity with traditional numbers for great effect.

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The Holy Fire: In the Name of the World

As soon as they break free of past-worn territory, the Holy Fire just might become something great in their own right.

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Chris Stills: When the Pain Dies Down: Live in Paris

Singer-songwriter fare so light that it's weightless.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Afro Punk (2003)

Punk rock as seen from another side the spectrum.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Audioslave: Revelations

A mere year and a half after Out of Exile, Audioslave tweaks the formula a bit, but manages nothing all that revelatory.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Celebrity Duets

As Michael Bolton oozed across the floor, my interest began to go south faster than a carpetbagger on roller skates.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Model Student by Robin Hazelwood

When will a smart and beautiful protagonist, a la Carrie Bradshaw or Ally McBeal, be able to handle life's clashing elements without melting into vulnerability?

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Super Dragon Ball Z

Super Dragon Ball Z is a PlayStation 2 game with coin-op motivation.

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