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Stuart A. Staples: Leaving Songs

On Leaving Songs, Stuart A. Staples infuses his melancholic compositions with dashes of country and vintage R&B, perfectly complementing his body of work with Tindersticks.

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Lesbians on Ecstasy: Giggles in the Dark - The Remixes

A good remix manages the neat trick of succeeding on its own terms while also shining a complimentary light on its source.

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6 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tolcha: Gestalt

Release your inhibitions and embrace the darkness.

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6 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dub Trio: New Heavy

NYC dub/newly-hardcore outfit attempts to move forward by looking back to the Clash and Bad Brains. And bringing in Mike Patton.

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6 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various: Turkish Groove

I want shine. I want bubblegum shine. I want beautiful men and handsome women.

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Alexi Murdoch: Time Without Consequence

This may not be the most defining folk album of the new millennium, but Alexi Murdoch's career is off to one hell of a start.

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Oriental Sunshine: Dedicated to the Bird We Love

Sugary, vintage psychedelia so light it's in danger of blowing away.

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The Wild Wild West: The Complete First Season

Constructed on a base of likeable characters, the tenor of The Wild Wild West changed from episode to episode, as directors and writers interpreted the world as they wish.

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NCIS: The Complete First Season

Bellisario's cast, dialogue, and wild collection of jokes, in-jokes, and meta-jokes, however? These are such stuff as dreams are made of.

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

'If you read the script,' Tommy Lee Jones tells his two actors, 'really, it doesn't look like anyone is saying anything that actually matters.'"

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5 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Omen (2006)

By the time poor Kate visits a shrink who embodies all the institutional and moral restrictions she faces daily, you're wanting everyone to jump off rooftops, preferably with nooses.

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Mr. & Mrs Smith: Unrated Collector’s Edition (2004)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith strips away the niceties of the classical narrative form to revel in pure spectacle, and to surprisingly pleasurable effect.

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Mommie Dearest: Hollywood Royalty Edition (1981)

Watching Mommie Dearest: Hollywood Royalty Edition with John Waters' commentary track is like seeing it with your sharpest, funniest friend, who just happens to have inside dish on Melanie Griffith.

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5 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Glory Road (2006)

In a Jerry Bruckheimer sports movie, truth and good intentions have little chance against formula.

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5 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

For escapist entertainment, that's not a whole lot of escaping, and barely any entertainment.

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5 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

Lee “Scratch” Perry

'I don't smoke ganja anymore; I smoke incense. Because when you smoke incense, your senses are in.'

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The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley

It's fairly safe to say that in a time of crisis, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin isn't the guy whom you'd want responsible for your well-being.

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Candy Bars: On Cutting Ti-gers in Half and Understanding Narravation

If they work at it, they can pull of something worth 100 Grand. Until then, they’re just relegated to being a Whatchamacallit.

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5 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various Artists: Invaders

It brazenly cashes in on metal's recent critical popularity, but Invaders will still surprise many.

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The Goo Goo Dolls: Let Love In

It's very easy to picture many of these songs being hits 10 or even 20 years ago, in the heyday of Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi (hey, they both made a couple of good songs, right?)

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