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	Sasha & Digweed: Delta Heavy [DVD]

If there's one thing this DVD -- and the success of the Delta Heavy tour in general -- proves, it is that the audience for electronic music in America is there.

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9 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Calla

If music were colored, your band would be black...

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9 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cell by Stephen King

It's a work of maturity and of meaning, a novel that actually wants to comment on the state of the world and the pissed off population who seem to be living on and off it.

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9 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Serenity (2005)

'He's homemade,' Joss Whedon says of Mal. 'And he's kind of a schmo a lot of the time.'"

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It works as a fun soundtrack to a dimly-lit, vodka and Red Bull drenched basement party. But if you really want to kick the party into gear, the album’s older brother is still the one to podcast.

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Deadboy & the Elephantmen: We Are Night Sky

A duo with a guitar and drums? Sure, been there, bought the t-shirt. But Deadboy & the Elephantmen are perhaps one of those bands to watch in 2006 that will help revitalize the lean arrangement.

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

The American West, in the new Tommy Lee Jones-directed film, resembles that memorialized in movies by John Ford, John Huston, and Sam Peckinpah.

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Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys: Dominos

Dominos draws the living and the dead together in a jaunty two-step strut.

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8 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

If Lightning Bolt or Fantomas aren't challenging enough for you, this Japanese duo will blow your mind.

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Charlie Hunter Trio: Copperopolis

Jazz-jam guitarist and his trio proceed to make the funky good-time rock music you crazy kids are so fond of.

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8 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

In Flames: Come Clarity

The eighth album by the Swedish metal masters is their most accessible to date, but still acknowledges their early sound.

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8 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Karl Blau: Beneath Waves

His deliberately simplistic, fiercely DIY styling recalls the original intentions of independent pop music: his on-disc persona is inward-looking but quietly engaging.

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	Various Artists: Culturama 666, Vol. 2 [DVD]

Innovative, imaginative, and inventive enough to prove that, nay-sayers or no, hip-hop is without a doubt still most alive and well.

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8 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

As a mainstream DC book, Fallen Angel seemed doomed from the start.

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8 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Aimee Mann

With endearing amateurism and the welcome presence of play, Mann's freak-flag is finally flying.

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8 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

There & Back

Though Ashley is not as pitiful as his old bandmates -- he has a recording contract and this MTV series -- the first few episodes indicate he is not getting the respect (or the advances) he wants from Soul Power Productions.

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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Despite the many humanizing elements, the actual figure of Stalin only continues to recede from easy comprehension, tangled in layer upon layer of personal contradiction and paradox.

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A Time for Burning (1966) - PopMatters Film Review
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What did these decent folk finally do to resolve racial inequalities? Well, they elected Nixon, whose policy of 'benign neglect' meant letting the inner city fester and rot.

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7 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

A decade later, The Gathering’s breakthrough album remains as powerful as ever.

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Nels Cline/Wally Shoup/Chris Corsano: Immolation/Immersion

Those wanting to further explore Cline's music would do well to ease into things. For most, that means a disc like this probably ought to sit on the shelf for a while.

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