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The Bamboo Kids: Feel Like Hell

Kicking punk garage follow-up from NYC's criminally underrated Bamboo Kids... this time with a political edge.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:15 AM

Over It: Step Outside Yourself

Despite some decent songwriting chops, too much of this California punk pop sounds bland.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:10 AM

Conservatize Me by John Moe

The idea behind John Moe’s Conservatize Me sounds too much like something Morgan Spurlock would come up with on an off-night for his 30 Days

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Games and Sport in Everyday Life by Robert Perinbanayagam

If there’s a sociological study that would seem to have broad appeal, it’s one that looks at games and sport. Hunter College professor

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Changing Times (2004)

Changing Times consistently rings true. It is gripping, thoughtful and concise.

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Pernice Brothers: Live a Little

Fifth studio album from Joe Pernice and co. brings back the strings, horns, and '70s sheen.

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Man in the Vault/Ring of Fear (1954)

These films are to Lady From Shanghai what Slither is to The Blob: rip-offs, awful in parts, fabulous in others, trippy fun everywhere else.

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Classified: Boy-Cott-In The Industry

On his tenth album, Classified targets the music industry, but not without a good reason.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Babel (2006)

Associated by instances of violence, the stories in Babel all concern children caught up in circumstances beyond their easy comprehension, while adults struggle to maintain some semblance of illusory order.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Catch a Fire (2006)

Actually, Phillip Noyce's thriller raises a question: how have the South African "terrorists," so deemed by Botha's administration, since become courageous freedom fighters?

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Xiu Xiu

As New England's iconic foliage reaches the peak of its bold color change, avant-garde drama queens Xiu Xiu one-up Mother Nature with a little change of their own.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ecstatic Sunshine: Freckle Wars

Frantic and riff-packed instrumental guitar album with ideas and challenges for the adventurous listener.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Running With Scissors (2006)

Augusten's narration of Running with Scissors starts with a question: "How do I begin to tell the story of how my mother left me and how I left her?"

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The Asian Mystique by Sheridan Prasso

If ignorance breeds prejudice, then a well-informed, comprehensive survey of racial perceptions is a good antidote. This is certainly Sheridan Prasso’s intention with The

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Scarface

Scarface begat Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which in turn begat...Scarface?

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Breaks Co-Op: The Sound Inside

After a nine year break, Breaks Co-Op reform to release their new long player, The Sound Inside. With the recruitment of Andy Lovegrove on vocals, they have called the changes. Sadly though, it creates some mixed results.

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Jeremy Enigk: World Waits

Jeremy Enigk returns -- again -- with another fantastic album of highly evocative, soaring rock.

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Ronnie Milsap: The Essential Ronnie Milsap

Thirty-three of the 40 songs on The Essential Ronnie Milsap reached #1 on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart, and the other seven made or closely approached the Top Ten.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Golem: Fresh off Boat

Punk is too strong a word for this band. The singers shout and wail, and the instruments sometimes leap into high gear, but their thrashing isn't angry punk thrashing. They're not rebels.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

John Lee Hooker: Hooker

At long last, this wonderful four-disc box set offers a career-spanning retrospective of the amazing blues legend John Lee Hooker.

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