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The Zen of Screaming: Vocal Instruction for a New Breed

Metal hopefuls eager to discover the tricks of the trade in the name of emulating their idols may be let down by The Zen of Screaming.

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23 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Big Love

Big Love illustrates the ways the cell phone serves as faux 'intimacy'. Everyone voice mails or pages each other, creating bland clips of conversation without contexts.

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23 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

American Inventor

Maybe George Foreman and Suzanne Sommers are the engine that drives our economy and what this country needs is another Big Mouth Billy Bass to shake us out of doldrums.

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Arte Povera by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

With the beautifully designed Arte Povera, Phaidon once again makes art from documentation of art.

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Markus Schulz: Without You Near

Several months later, how does the popular trance DJ's "artist album" hold up?

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22 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Envelopes: Demon

Envelopes are coming. You've been warned.

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(Long) John Baldry: Boogie Woogie: The Warner Bros. Recordings

Lost in the heyday of Rod Stewart and Elton John was Long John Baldry, the eclectic talent who inspired the twosome to new heights. His two Warner Bros. albums, each half produced by Stewart and half by John, became signatures of all three gents.

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22 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Liam Howlett: Back to Mine

Little more than what you might expect from a burnt party CD given to you by a friend with good record collection.

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The Rogers Sisters: The Invisible Deck

Short, jagged songs stretch to hallucinatory drones on this Brooklyn dance-punk trio's ground-breaking third record.

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jdwalker: them get you… them got you

Grab your mind machete because this album forces you to hack your way to the fringes of hip-hop and, once there, the environment ain't so accommodating.

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22 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

16 Horsepower: Hoarse

Edwards and company get resurrected; Flannery O'Connor runs for cover.

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Afterhours: Ballads for Little Hyenas

Too long overlooked in US and UK markets, Afterhours is finally coming available to the rest of us who would appreciate them.

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	GG Allin and the Murder Junkies: Terror in America - Live 1993 [DVD]

GG Allin would have eaten the Pistols for breakfast then shit them out onstage.

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Their differences are played up in a subtle way, but they are still there and this adds to the drama.

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22 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Boy Least Likely To

Third concert of the week on short notice? Not what I needed. Or was it?

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The Golden Girls: The Complete Fourth Season

Golden Girls' fourth season is all about the silly.

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22 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Coney Island

Coney Island deals with the darkness beneath the parks' bright surfaces with discretion, resisting the urge to play every clown image for maximum Carnival of the Soul eeriness.

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22 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wired for Chaos by Brett L. Renwick

If Wired for Chaos is not flawed in execution, then maybe it is flawed in vision.

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22 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Joyeux Noël (2005)

Certainly few war zones would allow for such communal religious touchstones, given that religious belief is more often than not the impetus for war.

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Various Artists: Hard Truth Soldiers Vol. 1

Outrage and tight production form a revolutionary combo on Guerilla Funk's latest sonic war cry.

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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