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DJ Krush: Stepping Stones: The Self-Remixed Best

At his best, Krush is one of the foremost producers of instrumental hip-hop in the world.

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5 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hem: Funnel Cloud

A Funnel Cloud may have touched down in Hem's world, but you'll walk away from this new work with the impression that all is well, or that it at least will be soon.

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5 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Best of The Awful Truth

There are seeds of Moore's burgeoning, more focused agendas to be found here, and one gets the sense he only needed to break free of the instant gratification of television and return to long-form storytelling to be as incisive as his films show he could be.

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5 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Million Dollar Listing

All you really need to know about Million Dollar Listing is that it's brought to you by the same people who conceived Showbiz Moms & Dads and Showdog Moms & Dads.

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Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe

Sometimes when adapting another's work, particularly one so well known and loved as Poe, one tends to err on the side of caution and reverence.

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5 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Bob Dylan: Modern Times

Modern Times is being universally acclaimed as a work of genius, but trying to differentiate between a solid album from an undeniable master and an undeniable masterpiece is getting into Clintonian semantics.

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Laguna Beach: The Complete Second Season

Cracks never form in the sun-drenched, attractive suburban universe that MTV creates out of Laguna Beach.

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City

Whichever way you look at it, this is a landmark release in the nearly 40-year career of Chicago’s most important home-grown avant-jazzers.

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5 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Bombadil: Bombadil

Bombadil is nothing earth-shattering, but it's a very happy way to spend 20 minutes of your time.

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The Coral Sea: Volcano and Heart

Volcano and Heart is a bit of a guilty pleasure. It's not going to win many awards for innovation, but the band's attractive, atmospheric compositions have their own charm.

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Various Artists: The Best Mashups In The World Ever Are From San Francisco 2

Call me a mash-up snob, but I just don’t have time to listen to freshmen from Arizona State screwing Tapes n’ Tapes together with … with, whoever. Jim Croce. (Actually, that would be great. Bad example.)

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1 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Ensemble: Disown, Delete

The electronic recording project Ensemble is, ironically, helmed by just one man, Olivier Alary. If you possess an encyclopedic memory of liner notes, you’ll

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Joe Good: Hi, May I Help You?

Who knew there was so much talent in Kansas City? Joe Good and partner Mac Lethal set the record straight.

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1 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Astropop 3: Life

If an indie alternative to Lilly Allen sounds pretty good about now, Astropop 3 might just provide you with all the catchy summer pop hooks you require.

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1 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Wicker Man (2006)

"Every time I turn my head," sputters Edward, "there's something that doesn't make any sense." Exactly.

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1 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Crossover (2006)

Two best friends since childhood must come of age and in the process, redefine their friendship and save one another's necks.

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1 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Shys: Astoria

Under their new moniker, the Shys struggle to bring their live energy to the recording studio, resulting in an up-and-down, but not dissatisfying, straight rock record.

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1 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Sentinel (2006)

A woefully timid, allegedly paranoid, political thriller short on thrills, shorter on paranoia, and shortest on politics.

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1 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Sentinel (2006)

The Sentinel thus sets up a conflict between two exceptionally earnest masculine icons -- Kiefer Sutherland and Michael DOuglas -- all furrowed brows and low-talking intensity.

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Method Man: 4:21… The Day After

Living among ghosts of MCs past, remembering every harsh word a critic ever uttered, Method Man races to prove his relevance.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Highbrow, Middle Brow, and Lowbrow in Free-to-Play Gaming

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