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Boy Eats Drum Machine: Pleasure

Boy Eats Drum Machine mines some freely available breaks to create an album that's... interesting.

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2 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Republic of Safety: Vacation

Since the evolution of Broken Social Scene, the musical communities of Toronto and Montreal have tightened, with people from both cities co-operating in different bands

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2 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Heroes

When his friend suggested he was deluding himself, Hiro said, "I want to be special." Subtlety is not going to be a strong suit in the series.

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Sunset Boulevard is the best gothic film never made by Alfred Hitchcock. It still resonates as a comment upon our obsession with celebrity and the price that obsession exacts upon our lives and the lives of those we perpetually idolize and, on occasion, have forgotten entirely.

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Killers: Sams Town

"This album is one of the best albums in the past 20 years. There's nothing that touches this album." -- Brandon Flowers, to MTV News, May 2006

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Fantastic Four: First Family

Sue sums up the thrust of the series, saying, "We're not born heroes, but we can learn."

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cursed From Birth by David Ohle

He fills an entire page with the single word "pain," adding at the very end, "and in hospitals you learn to, Hate, Hate ..."

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Johnny Adams: The Great Johnny Adams R&B Album

Adams might be a great vocalist, but this set doesn't have that one great performance he needs.

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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

Ever watching, waiting, and wisecracking, Watts is the irresistible underdog, cursed with loving a boy too "stupid" to see the truth.

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Chatham County Line: Speed of the Whippoorwill

While Chatham County Line is certainly a traditional bluegrass band, they aren't afraid to provide creative variations to an established theme.

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: Panic in Babylon

On Panic in Babylon, the master of reggae dub still has a fire in his belly and complete mastery over the recording studio.

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Jenny Piccolo: Jenny Piccolo

A 52-track, 36-minute discography from the late but not quite lamented hardcore act, Jenny Piccolo.

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Nouvelle Vague: Bande a Part

French Bossa Nova enthusiasts release another batch of reimagined new wave covers.

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nina Nastasia: On Leaving

On Leaving might as well be called On Ageing and Disillusionment.

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Modwheelmood: Enemies and Immigrants

When he isn’t with Trent Reznor, or biting the hand that feeds, Nine Inch Nails’ band member Alessandro Cortini has a side project called

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Stefon Harris: African Tarantella: Dances with Duke

Rooted in the past, vibraphonist Stefon Harris blossoms on his new disc, staking a personal claim on the legacy of a jazz hero.

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30 Sep 2006 // 4:00 PM

Elf Power

may dream in color, but is their screen slowly turning black?

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29 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

The Receiver: Decades

If you can let go and float along with the Receiver, their Decades is a lovely little escape.

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Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects: Listen Up

We may not know who Mr. Tube is, but we do know he writes a decent tune.

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29 Sep 2006 // 5:10 AM

Jesus Camp (2006)

If you take as a starting point that any image and any subject is political, a point this film makes regarding the Kids on Fire Camp, then you might also understand that politics in itself is not the problem.

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