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Metallic Falcons: Desert Doughnuts

Remember that Western movie with Sharon Stone as the gunslinger riding into the dusty desert town to blow things apart with lead and vengeance? Can

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15 Sep 2006 // 2:28 AM

Gridiron Gang (2006)

During the first few moments of Gridiron Gang, the Rock appears as a specter of earnest moral resilience amid clanging doors and stark, forbidding spaces.

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15 Sep 2006 // 1:20 AM

Keeping Mum (2005)

The most enjoyable portions of the film mock Mary Poppins-style children's literature, whereby a goodhearted but lost family is set aright by a no-nonsense nanny.

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15 Sep 2006 // 1:09 AM

The Last Kiss (2006)

At last, a movie about men who can't commit and women who must.

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15 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Guild Wars Factions

Factions has more in common with Counter-Strike and Diablo than it does other MMOs.

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15 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Manual: Bajamar

More great coastline tidal ambience from a man who's made it his stock in trade.

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15 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lady & Bird: Lady & Bird

Twee angst from a French-Icelandic duo manages to be just interesting enough to avoid saccharine over-indulgence.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

La Rocca: The Truth

Despite a variety of touchstones in both the UK and the US, this Irish band's debut full-length is a fully self-realized pop acheivement that begs for repeated listens.

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TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain

At the risk of courting tautology, it is evident now that TV on the Radio are and have always been TV on the Radio, with all the difficult, thorny, occasionally indulgent and frustrating impulses that such a statement implies.

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Dream Theater: Dream Theater - Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra

If you're a serious fan of high-octane rock, or are considering a Masters class in music theory, put this on your wish list.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Slumber Party: MUSIK

MUSIK slaps some happy juxtapositions on the flagpole, and I salute Slumber Party for them. It’s pick and mix time.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sublime: Sublime

Where were you when you heard that Bradley Nowell died?

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Weird Al Show - The Complete Series

The Weird Al Show is a schizophrenic beast -- too goofy and beset with moral lessons for the hip and ironic crowd, but also far too winking and full of deadpan humor for the children for whom it was designed.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Blowfly: Punk Rock Party

To say merely that Blowfly sings dirty songs is an understatement akin to saying that Cypress Hill merely smokes a little bit of weed, or that DMX has a few traffic violations.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

John Coltrane: Soultrane

A pivotal, pristine moment in the history of jazz, of music, of the world.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Salif Keita: M’Bemba

On its own terms, M'Bemba has some good moments, but if it didn't have The Voice sending out its goosepimple power then I'd be more dismissive of it.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Deryl Dodd: Full Circle

Deryl Dodd's follow-up to Stronger Proof has just the right mix of roadhouse honky-tonkin' and country blues to get you tappin' your foot while cryin' in your beer.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Andy Stott’s debut, Merciless, opens quietly, building a minimal-aquatic aesthetic—warm synths, hi-hat and simple snare, strings in the background. This is minimal dub,

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14 Sep 2006 // 3:00 PM

Roger Waters

Ladies & gentlemen! Presenting one of the two greatest Pink Floyd cover bands in the free world.

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14 Sep 2006 // 3:00 PM

The Gossip + Erase Errata

On the dawning of disappointment...

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