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Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End

With Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End, the duo once again showcase their ability to update and reframe old-school magic with lateral thinking and hipster showmanship.

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Christian McBride: Live at Tonic

A triple-dose of jazz bass monsterhood -- one slice of contemporary fusion followed by two slices of jam-o-rific guest-laden funk. Get your jazz groove on.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Format: Dog Problems

Dog Problems sounds like Disney on crack -- which makes for one of the best albums of the summer.

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The Delgados: The Complete BBC Peel Sessions

John Peel is sadly gone, and the Delgados are sadly no more. Yet this two-disc compilation from one of Scotland's finest does both the band and the radio icon extremely proud.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Ides of March: Vehicle

This hodge-podge by a Blood Sweat & Tears sound-alike, rushed out to capitalize on the title track's success, fails to live up to that song's campy ludicrousness.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Syd Matters: Syd Matters

Essential for a good songwriter, Matters' tunes never become predictable.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Catherine Russell: Cat

She's got a voice that can sell anything from salad dressing to credit card debt. After years in the industry, she's releasing her debut.

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Rachael Sage: The Blistering Sun

We may have a new leader in the battle of the fiery redheads with seven albums and an affinity for the piano...

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14 Aug 2006 // 6:00 AM

The Nervous Exits: Get Out

The Nervous Exits are a band on Myspace.com. Can you imagine? A band on Myspace.com! Unbelievable! Fortunately they tend to make you want

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14 Aug 2006 // 4:00 AM

Bob Sinclar: Western Dream

Superstar French DJ samples C&C Music Factory: What's wrong with this picture?

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Lovebox Weekender Festival Featuring Jamie Lidell, Hot Chip, Gullemots, Lily Allen, Gogol Bordello

Pitting the marvelous against the mediocre, London's Lovebox maintains its might in the face of dance music's post-millennial meltdown.

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The Tall Ships: Paint Lines on Your Glasses Look Up at the Stars and Play Them As Notes

The Tall Ships aren’t about those large schooners and old boats that dock in various North American harbors every year.  Rather, they are

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14 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pulse (2006)

The ghost mirrors Mattie and threatens her: even as she thinks she imagines it, she doesn't.

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The One Percent Doctrine by Ron Suskind

Unfortunately, as Suskind relates, the mistakes caused by Cheney's doctrine -- a strange mix of interventionist brio and isolationist no-nothing-ism -- would begin to backfire on the actors almost immediately. And so came the torture.

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14 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sebadoh: III

For a brief shining moment this was the sound of stoner rock.

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14 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brick (2005)

"When you are a teenager," says Rian Johnson, "When you are in that world, you don't have that [adult] perspective. And in a subjective way, [high school is] the most serious time in your life."

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14 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Superman: Infinite Crisis

Like these two Supermen, hasn’t everyone in their life come to a crossroads where they must choose whether to be unflinching and steadfast in their beliefs, or compromise in the face of an impossible dilemma?

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Fourth Season

Season four features less Moore, and more of Mary's supporting cast. But this expansive view is a good thing.

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Dirty on Purpose: Hallelujah Sirens

Dirty on Purpose, firmly planted in the indie music world, try their darndest on their sophomore effort, Hallelujah Sirens, not to be pinned into any subgenres.

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14 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tim OReagan: Tim OReagan

The Jayhawks' drummer steps out from behind the drum kit for a fabulous first effort. And you thought Louris and Olson made the band what it was? Think again folks.

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