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Bury Your Dead: Beauty and the Breakdown

For a sound as rapidly decaying as nu metal is, it’s such a big surprise to hear Boston’s Bury Your Dead performing it

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

1973 Nervous Breakdown by Andreas Killen

As Killen states, the '70s were a "decade of oedipal crises" that "have reemerged with new intensity in our own time."

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trantasia (2006)

For good or bad, many of the performers believe they will "make it." Such belief is a symptom our incessant celebrity worship.

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sojourn: The Legend of Drizzt Book 3

Much of Sojourn is spent impressing upon the reader the goodness of Drizzt and the evilness of his adversaries.

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Roman Candle: The Wee Hours Revue

The Wee Hours Revue is a bright album, in the connotation of both intellect and luminescence. This is the debut of an experienced band that you should have heard years ago...

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dont Come Knocking (2006)

A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Love Arcade: Love Arcade

This kid is out to prove there's more than one Jack White-type in Detroit who can do it all.

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Don and the Goodtimes: So Good

The 1960s garage legends went soft on their major-label debut, but the bonus tracks on this reissue help redeem it.

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The Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: Take One

Other compilers might provide us with overviews of famous names, but only a fan is going to put this much love into showcasing bands that would otherwise have been nothing but footnotes to the English-speaking world.

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The Everyothers: Pink Sticky Lies

Like every other garage band, indeed...

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Crestview Trust: Crestview Trust

The debut record from Toronto's Crestview Trust is one of those really obscure releases that only locals know about. Here's why it's worth the hassle it will take to get your hands on a copy.

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5 Aug 2006 // 4:00 PM

Phoenix

The French Are Coming! The French Are Coming! -- Part. 1: A war of the radios and a 'damn you' for Doug.

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4 Aug 2006 // 7:00 AM

Jase Connection: Beathedz Vol.01

Unless you’re an established fan of Aussie hip-hop, the name Jase Connection may not ring a bell. He’s a member of Global Underground

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4 Aug 2006 // 6:30 AM

The Rewinds: The Rewinds

It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long way to go… oops, I mean it’s a long way from Alabama to

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Various Artists: Graciously, A Gulf Relief Compilation

Even if it didn’t benefit a good cause, Graciously, A Gulf Relief Compilation contains enough interesting nuggets to be a worthwhile purchase no matter

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Billy Martin & G. Calvin Weston: Live at Houston Hall

Live at Houston Hall is another recording from 2002, and pairs Martin with Lounge Lizards co-conspirator G. Calvin Weston for a celebration of the tenth anniversary

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Billy Martin: Solo Live Tonic 2002

Drummer and multimedia artist extraordinaire Billy Martin—most well-known as a member of non-trad jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood—has two newish drum releases

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4 Aug 2006 // 2:03 AM

Splendour in the Grass 2006

We drove for 18 hours, but others came from Melbourne (38 hours round trip) and Western Australia (unspeakably far away) to pay their respects to the gods of rock.

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4 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Descent (2005)

This second feature by Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers) knows what it's about, both its generic limits and your knowledge of those limits. It doesn't try to trick you, but instead delivers the usual tension-building effects.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Bricolages

The best we can say for this remix album is that the original material still sounds great.

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