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Various Artists: DJ-Kicks: The Exclusives

A good place to start with an important and much-loved series.

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	Traffic: The Last Great Traffic Jam [DVD]

Shot more than a decade ago, Traffic returned with one last hurrah. This DVD captures that tour and its well-crafted music, released as a parting gift and dedication from Steve Winwood to the late Jim Capaldi.

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3 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Targeting a more sophisticated audience and adopting more of a high-brow approach to both story and art, these comics tended to be cerebral, literate, and often employed fine art techniques, making them the antithesis of the run-of-the-mill superhero books of the day.

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3 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Diamanda Galas

A Valentine's Day Massacre for still-beating hearts...

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Wedding Crashers (2005)

The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers might have made it safe for adults to go back to big-screen comedies in 2005, but it was the latter that reminded those viewers that adulthood doesn't mean growing up -- at least in the traditional sense.

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Sevendust: Best Of (Chapter One 1997-2004)

In which the band’s former label attempts one last parting shot.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Stereolab: Fab Four Suture

Like all their best recordings, this sounds both like a ‘typical Stereolab album’ and like nothing they've done before.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Collabs 3000: Metalism

Techno has found hipsters, and it's lost its hips; Speedy J and Chris Liebing push back.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Erik Friedlander: Prowl

Erik Friedlander's melodies, when he deploys them, go straight to the cerebellum, where they lodge pretty much forever.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hem: No Word From Tom

The band went bankrupt from their previous album. Here, they beautifully recover themselves from Eveningland, and Rabbit Songs as well.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jaheim: Ghetto Classics

While Ja is unquestionably a gifted vocalist, he won't be in the league of the Luthers and the Teddys until his lyrics overcome cliché in the name of 'ghetto realness'.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Get Set Go: Ordinary World

Get Set Go deal with vices and death and make them both fun to listen to. You've got 80 free minutes to listen to songs about suicide, right?

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

John McNeil: East Coast Cool

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet filtered through the Ornette Coleman Quartet, and the result is something new.

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Beth Orton: Comfort of Strangers

A mixed bag of songs, set to an easy, frequently beautiful folk rock landscape.

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	Bad Religion: Live at the Palladium [DVD]

Bad Religion finally give the fans what they want -- a full-length DVD that captures the band's intensity and musicality in glorious 5.1.

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Dave Chappelles Block Party (2006)

Block Party sustains a balance between good-natured light-heartedness social commentary.

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2 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

16 Blocks (2006)

Richard Donner's latest buddy-action flick is thick with wrong decisions.

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National Lampoons Pucked (2006)

Bereft of comic chops, Jon Bon Jovi must carry scenes exclusively on the basis of his good looks, which works for about 10 minutes.

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2 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Finally, the monsters are given the chance to speak.

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King Tutankhamun: The Mystery Unsealed

The never ending mystery of King Tut's life and death is explored here.

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The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

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"New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.

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