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Yan's protagonist, Eugene, is a wonderful cipher for the aloof, oft-misguided paranoia that characterizes so many twentysomethings carving out a life for themselves in the 21st century.

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6 Jul 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Coup + T-Kash and Iselyfe + Nuclear Family

The Coup enjoys a reputation as one of rap music's most militantly political bands. Of course, Boots Riley also wants a revolution you can dance to.

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6 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Evangelicals: So Gone

The Evangelicals are making up their own sport, with the rules slowly coming along.

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6 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Enslaved: Ruun

Norway's ultimate late bloomers shed the black metal tag for something altogether more enthralling.

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Grant-Lee Phillips: Nineteeneighties

It's a cover album, sure, but you really should spin this right round baby right round like a record something something something.

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6 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trey Anastasio: Shine

Phish frontman drops the funk for classic PH-M rock sounds. 'Bout time.

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Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: Daybreak: Fainne An Lae

Danu singer steps out for a solo record that has several Celtic nuggets and a Richard Thompson cover to boot.

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Rhymefest: Blue Collar

Kanye's fanbase may have their Lacoste logos and expensive cellphones, but Rhymefest's "blue collar niggas" have soul.

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Takagi Masakatsu: Journal for People

The Kyoto artist and musician has amassed a body of work that has established its own language and imagery, and both are on display with this CD/DVD re-release.

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5 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Laurel Canyon by Michael Walker

Does anyone who might be interested in this book need a lengthy recitation of the Woodstock or Altamont festivals, and their subsequent psychological impact?

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Strangers with Candy: The Complete Series

Not only does the humor hold up with amazing buoyancy, but it also remains edgier and more topical than most current programming on basic cable TV.

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Six stories that are almost completely different from each other. Some good, some bad, but each illustrates the potential for diversity within the genre.

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Big Bill Broonzy: Amsterdam Live Concerts 1953

This two-disc set succeeds both as art and artifact. Broonzy not only sings and plays well, his between song patter also functions to reveal the poisonous effect of racism in the United States at this time in history.

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5 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Luka Bloom: Innocence

A lovely and pensive album, Innocence finds Irish-born singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Luka Bloom in very fine form.

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5 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Camille: Le Fil

As far as pseudo-a cappella experimental pop albums go, Le Fil is undeniably excellent.

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Disco Biscuits: The Wind at Four to Fly

Lovers of "bisco" are in for a treat. However, if you are no "bisco" aficionado, then this will be a no no.

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Nick Lachey: What’s Left of Me

BoyBand Alum/Celebrity/Ex-husband/Hunk makes an album about not getting It anymore. Ouch!

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5 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Bent Fabric: Jukebox

It's not perfect, but when you find yourself dancing without even realizing it, it doesn't need to be.

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5 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

John Digweed: Transitions

The evolution of John Digweed continues.

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David Ford: I Sincerely Apologize For All The Trouble I’ve Caused

David Ford answers the hypothetical question: What would happen if Elvis Costello possessed James Taylor’s body?

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