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Various Artists: Electric Gypsyland 2

Electric Gypsyland 2 is a good sequel: a playful, explorative sequel that takes the basic idea from its predecessor and uses it as a foundation, not a restriction.

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The Jeff Gauthier Goatette: One and the Same

Categorizing this 39 minutes of music that takes itself so seriously as jazz is questionable, even if there is improvisation.

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28 Nov 2006 // 5:00 AM

The Horrors: The Horrors EP

The Horrors formula is ridiculously simple: they’re simply a modern update of the weird “96 Tears” crooners ? & the Mysterians.  A little bit of

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28 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

Robin Guthrie: Everlasting

Ex-Cocteau Twin follows up his recent solo album with four more lush instrumentals that sound just like his old band without the words.

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28 Nov 2006 // 2:00 AM

My Boys

The sports metaphors are laid out as if for beginners, but Jordana Spiro is both charismatic and accommodating, good on her own and in a group.

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28 Nov 2006 // 1:00 AM

Two Five: Who is Two Five

Two Five couldn't out-rap my grandma.

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27 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Close: Sun, Burn

The Close used to sound like a band anxious to be discovered, but on Sun, Burn, they sound a little like one that hasn't been.

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27 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Lucero

If the Pogues embody the Jameson-addled anthems of Ireland, Lucero turns the whiskey into bourbon aged in Tennessee oak and chased by a Bud.

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Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury

The Virginia duo manages to pull off one of the most entertaining releases of the year, on the surface.

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Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006 by Series Editor: Daphne Carr / Guest Editor: Mary Gaitskill

Essays not only follow a thematic progression, but a rhythmic one as well.

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Rock Star Supernova: Rock Star Supernova

If you want to prove to the world that you're not a cliché, shouldn't you be singing about something other than girls, kicking ass, and how awesome you are?

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Brand New: The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

Brand New's third album is not a disc you want to check out if you’re looking for an overview of their first two: it's an innovation of the grandest kind.

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Shes Such a Geek! Women Write About Science, Technology and other Nerdy Stuff by Annalee Newitz and

In circus parlance, a 'geek' is a sideshow performer who does disgusting things such as bite the heads off live chickens.

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Branford Marsalis Quartet: Braggtown

Saxophone-plus-rhythm, head down and bent to it again.

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27 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Rivers and Tides (2006)

The sensation one gets from Andy Goldsworthy's art is akin to a meditative high; it's multidimensional, tranquil, exhilarating, confrontational, and transcendent.

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27 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

This Space Between Us (1999)

Hardly a crisis worth making a whole film about.

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Grey Does Matter: Your Job Will Kill You

Good New York music. What else can you say?

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27 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Jason Darling: Settling Dust

Jason Darling grew up around Woodstock. Yes, the older Woodstock, not the “mud people” NIN-memorable version. But don’t let that fool you, there’s

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Diana Ross: I Love You

Though Ross sounds better than ever, I Love You continues a tired trend -- the "covers" album.

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Les Primitifs du Futur: World Musette

World Musette could use less world and more musette.

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