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The Ten Commandments (50th Anniversary Edition) (1956)

It is the role that would provide Charlton Heston with fame, fortune, and the authoritative persona he now uses to convince people that hunting squirrels with AK-47s is not just a right but a duty.

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28 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sean Watkins: Blinders On

A pop-folk gem from the Nickel Creek guitarist.

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Liz Durrett: The Mezzanine

Haunting and beautiful second effort from Georgia-born singer-songwriter.

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Dom Minasi: The Vampire’s Revenge

I refuse to use the word "suck" in this review.

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28 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Stephen Fretwell: Magpie

An understated, lovelorn collection of northern songs that comes highly recommended.

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28 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sparks: Hello Young Lovers

What's the difference between carnivalesque and arrested development?

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Sub-Conscious: Subtalk

I don't really know a lot about Sub-Conscious, but I've listened to the album a few times.

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The Caribbean: Plastic Explosives

The Caribbean turn pop songs into ghosts, life's most mundane aspects into spy fiction.

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Casiotone For the Painfully Alone: Etiquette

Recently upgraded to mid-fi production and displaying more varied arrangements, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's latest is probably his best, more accessible without sacrificing any of his sharp-witted observational lyricism.

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28 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Thief

You're still catching your breath after Lem's devastating exit last week on The Shield. And now comes a whole other kind of hurt. André Braugher plays a career criminal whose life swings way out of control in Thief, FX's slot-replacement for Lem's show.

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The Andy Milonakis Show: The Complete First Season

Andy doesn't care if you hate his show. He's having a good time, and someone likes it: MTV2 has signed him for a second season.

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28 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Fascination by William Boyd

Boyd's rendering of dissolution is persuasive precisely because we trust his language: this is how people speak, and this is how people fall apart.

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Domino: New Line Platinum Series (2005)

Domino maps mythology, not as a means to heroic or sympathetic characters, and certainly not to narrative resolution.

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27 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Donald Fagen: Morph the Cat

More jazz-slick (but seriously dark) sophistipop from one half of Steely Dan.

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27 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Panic Division: Versus

Panic! at the Disco meets Kid A Radiohead? Strange as that sounds, the Panic Division's debut breathes fresh air into a genre that desperately needs it.

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27 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Jandek: Khartoum

In which the Texan maverick finally finds true happiness, overcomes misery and radiates love for all living things. Just kidding: he's still unhappy.

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Los Lobos: Wolf Tracks: The Best of Los Lobos

Nothing fancy or sugar-coated here: Simply put, Los Lobos is one of the best bands to ever grace the music world -- period. (And don't argue).

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Hank Williams III: Straight to Hell

With Straight to Hell, Hank III finally grows beyond the confines of his famous lineage and delivers a powerful mix of hillbilly and cow-punk near-classics.

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27 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Juvenile: Reality Check

The hype for Reality Check makes it out to be a statement album, a reaction to the recent plight of New Orleans. Don’t believe it.

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Eef Barzelay: Bitter Honey

Fans of Clem Snide need little convincing that Eef Barzelay is a gifted songwriter.

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