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Bemis' own emotional/mental issues seem to fit in perfectly with Say Anything's image of emotionally complex, burdened artists.

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27 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

ZZ Top: 2006 Reissues

Much-needed reissues that don't answer every question that they need to.

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Souad Massi: Mesk Elil (Honeysuckle)

With a voice as sweet as honeysuckle drifting in through an open window, Souad Massi has captured the attention of international audiences.

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Jessi Colter: Out of the Ashes

It’s the first ever concept album by a widowed former outlaw. As such, it's a mix of tomfoolery and the sublime, with a little gunplay and squeaky bedsprings in there too.

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Slick and his posse The Shock Mob try to get you crunk with a release full of California Love.

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A great CD lies in wait...

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	Duke Ellington: Love You Madly/A Concert of Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral [DVD]

Call it a Portrait of an Artist as a Gentleman, the reissued Love You Madly/A Concert of Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral captures the sophisticated grace of Duke Ellington.

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The Klezmatics Feat. Joshua Nelson

You know how people say 'We were dancing in the aisles' even though they really weren't? I'm not one of those guys.

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Survivor Pearl Islands - The Complete Season

So open and genuine-seeming, Rupert had America at 'Argh'.

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27 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

In Brockmeier's prose, the characters are not forged by the infrequent trial or tribulation they experienced in life, rather they are defined by the accumulation of the small details they never bothered to notice.

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26 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Embalasasa is an album of warm, kind singing with a warm, kind flute and warm, kind drums.

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26 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Polysics: Now Is the Time

Polysics take their inspiration from DEVO but turn it all the way to 11. Now is the Time is a good jumping on point for new converts to the band.

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26 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Don Byron's and David Sanchez's pianist makes a bold US debut.

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26 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Slow Runner: No Disassemble

Slow Runner releases their debut lo-fi pop album, showing the musical chops to rival Postal Service but stumbling a bit on overwrought lyrics. We can do without the 'melted chocolate'.

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Chamillionaire: Sound of Revenge, Screwed and Chopped

Remixers offer an interpretation of Chamillionaire's Sound of Revenge that is too often its own worst enemy.

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26 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Edgar's hybrid makes for catchy electro, but it's hard to shake the feeling that there's nothing new happening here/

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26 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sissel promises to take us into paradise, but many of us would rather live in a messier world. Perfect beauty tends to be boring.

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26 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sevendust cranks out a solid album, looking back at the aggression of the past while searching for a new identity for the future.

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	Andrew W.K.: Who Knows? Live In Concert: 2000-2004 [DVD]

Party hard! Just don't ask too many questions about the man himself.

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24 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Flogging Molly

I'll bet you secretly prefer Jameson...

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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