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The Buttless Chaps: Where Night Holds Light

Where Night Holds Light eschews novelty for soft pop/rock leanings. Occasionally, it works, too.

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Cut Chemist: The Audience’s Listening

"The DJ of the future is going to be a respected member of the community," drones what I imagine is Ward Cleaver with a buzz-cut and members of the topmost levels of the post-WWII military-industrial complex staring down at him through a forest of unforgiving floodlights.

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Shapes and Sizes: Shapes and Sizes

How much you like Shapes and Sizes is more likely to be linked to your tolerance for its idiosyncracies.

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The Omen: 2 Disc Collector’s Edition (2006)

For many, The Omen represents the final film in Hollywood's unofficial 'Devil Trilogy', a look at the rising cultural interest in Satanism that began with Rosemary's Baby (1968), and blossomed with the genre classic The Exorcist (1973).

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Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell and Kenyon (1901-1905) - PopMatters Film Review
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The films of Electric Edwardians frequently indicate the broadening of the British Empire, in battles commemorated and colonialism championed.

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American Taxation, American Slavery by Robin Einhorn

By forcefully and persuasively offering a new interpretation of American history, Robin Einhorn has provided the raw material upon which popularizers in the mass media can build. Let us hope they do.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

X-Factor #1-4

It is not your typical superhero book, owing more to the works of Raymond Chandler and film noir than Lee and Kirby.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Raising the Roofs

By definition, all this farting and foolishness is one-note.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Petulia (1968)

For its many commendable qualities -- qualities long recognized by a sizable cult of fans -- Petulia doesn't quite display cultural insight.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Deadwood: The Complete Second Season

For those who have taken the time to appreciate its oily charms, the subtle shifts in dynamics between the show's unreliable heroes and villains, and its unparalleled ensemble of character actors, Deadwood is one of the most arresting and original series in TV history.

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10 Jul 2006 // 1:00 AM

It is not your typical superhero book, owing more to the works of Raymond Chandler and film noir than Lee and Kirby.

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Sufjan Stevens: The Avalanche

Sufjan Stevens's warmed-up leftovers are more creative, engaging, sophisticated, beautiful, and simply better than what most other musical acts have to offer with their A-list material.

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The Country Teasers: The Empire Strikes Back

Give me your racist clichés, your sexual shibboleths, your unspeakable taboos and sacred cows yearning to break free...

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10 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dabrye: Two/Three

On his latest release, producer Dabrye delves further into underground hip-hop and gets by with a little help from his friends.

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10 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Priestess: Hello Master

This rip-roaring debut by the Montreal band just might have mainstream rock fans asking for their nickels back.

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10 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pedro Luis Ferrer: Natural

The album of an honest man, who works without tricks or promises or loud bangs.

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Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys: Turntable Matinee

Dance your tears away while the steel guitar plays and the band finds its groove.

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Billy Talent: Billy Talent II

Yeah, but how will it play outside of the Vans Warped Tour and the malls of America?

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7 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Once in a Lifetime by Gavin Newsham

In recounting the team's rise to prominence, Newsham mixes in numerous pop culture and historical references that help place this moment in time.

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7 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

We Jam Econo (2005)

If viewers of this film rush out in pursuit of Minutemen albums, the film will have accomplished its humble goal of paying tribute to one of the all-time great bands of the modern recording era.

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"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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