Reviews
Spanky Wilson and the Quantic Soul Orchestra: Im Thankful

By working with a soul singer from the '60s, Will Holland has proved that musicians can be in with the new without being out with the old.

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31 Oct 2006 // 9:00 PM

Creature Comforts (2006)

Creature Comforts is an odd, fictional series where animated animals are interviewed man-on-the-street style. And sometimes, these animals – much like kids -- say the darndest things.

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Bernard Fanning: Tea & Sympathy

A straightforward set of folky, country-ish acoustic rock with Fanning's signature melodies, the disc baffles if only because you can't work out how it got lodged so firmly in your head.

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31 Oct 2006 // 9:00 PM

Luomo: Paper Tigers

Vladislav Delay, a.k.a. Luomo, must be coming up on 30, but he continues to appear cutting-edge with his heavy, fractured dub. All the fuss

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31 Oct 2006 // 9:00 PM

Cosmic Wars #0

No hidden cultural metaphors or implied societal critiques: a comic that is on-face entertaining and fun to read.

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31 Oct 2006 // 9:00 PM

Tate Moore: Punk Poet

Just not hitting the target here.

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31 Oct 2006 // 9:00 PM

Alice Donut: Fuzz

After 20 years, Alice Donut still brings the good on the fresh and invigorating Fuzz.

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Luc Ferrari: Son Mémorisé

Second of three final albums by the recently deceased musique concrète pioneer includes field recorded collages from France, Italy, and Morocco (including the final "Presque Rien") and a stunning late abstract composition.

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Walter Trout: Full Circle

The musical scenes from Walter Trout's lengthy and distinguished blues guitarist/singer career, revisited with old associates. Not quietly.

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Michelle Anthony: frozenstarpalace

A solid and varied release from an emerging talent.

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30 Oct 2006 // 11:30 PM

DFA: Remixes: Chapter Two

These tracks seem only as long as the groove demands, but the groove demands long, long tracks.

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30 Oct 2006 // 11:15 PM

Guther: Sundet

Pleasant and charming, it's a winning style that seems timeless.

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Various Artists: Tiny Idols, Volume 2

Who knew decade-old, long-gone indie pop could sound so fresh?

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30 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Golden Bear: Golden Bear

Although it's a bit rough around the edges, the self-titled debut from the Austin-based band Golden Bear should be a treat for fans of earnest, catchy, and melodic pop music.

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30 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Death of a President (2006)

Death of a President highlights the ways that news and commercial images shape public perception.

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State of Denial by Bob Woodward

Why delve into a piece of nonfiction that simply fleshes out a number of points already well hashed-over in that mainstream liberal media so loathed by the right? (Note to vast liberal conspiracy: Job well done!) The reason is simple: you may think you know, but you don't.

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30 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Willie Nelson: Songbird

My guess is that anyone familiar with Nelson's music can think of at least one song that makes that person cringe. There's none of those here.

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David & the Citizens: Until the Sadness Is Gone

When you drop something as joyous as power pop, you better have something good to fill in its place. Fortunately, for David & the Citizens, they have the perfect fill-in: music with heart.

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30 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dýrðin: Dýrðin

Are they a band to fall in love with? Only if you also love the toys that come out of vending machines -- no, not the cheap rubber balls and wobbly snakes, but the ones that have had some thought put into them.

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Sandy Denny: Sandy Denny Under Review [DVD]

Denny was, as journalist Nigel Williamson calls her on this DVD, "a combination of Janis Joplin and Joan Baez". This documentary aims to seriously reevaluate Denny’s position as a singer and songwriter and revive her reputation among contemporary audiences who may not have heard of her.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

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"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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