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Bob Marley & The Wailers: Everythings Gonna Be Alright

A not-too-bad companion piece to Legend, from the people who brought you the Caramel Macchiato.

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Jay Bennett: The Magnificent Defeat

The Magificent Defeat approaches the former more often than it does the latter.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

My Morning Jacket: Okonokos

My Morning Jacket, taking their high-powered live show into your home and setting it ablaze.

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Jason Moran: Artist in Residence

A jazz pianist of steel steers his music through the dangerous web of official arts organizations, encountering plenty of Kryptonite, yet emerges unscathed -- the globe still safe for improvisation.

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Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble: The Messenger

Heavy, heavy Chicago jazz that hits in the gut as well as the heart.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Bronx: The Bronx

Though there's an increased presence of more melodic, straight-ahead rock on the second Bronx self-titled, the heavy punk group manages to retain a sense of independence

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Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection

The only reason yet another Steely Dan collection is tolerable is because they earned this excess.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Skye: Mind How You Go

The former voice of Morcheeba has a hip solo debut. You might care, but you probably don't (and you really don't need to).

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Philip E. Karnats: Pleasesuite

Two great songs jump out of an entertaining but inconsistent solo effort by ex-Tripping Daisy contributor.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Leichtmetall: Wir Sind Blumen

It's too fey and reticent for pop, and too hooky to be simply atmospheric.

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24 Sep 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Raconteurs

i can see jason but i cant see u. where r u?

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22 Sep 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Zombies

It's that time of the season, but the love's run dry.

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On the Last Day: Meaning in the Static

Comb-overs: check. Eyeliner: check. Songs...songs? Anyone? Hello?

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Thee Emergency: Can You Dig It?

Blue-collar, girl-fronted rock and roll band from Seattle talks a tough game but secretly -- or at least in the hidden track -- has a thing for gospel blues.

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Murder By Death: In Bocca Al Lupo

If I died while listening to this, I wouldn’t complain in the least.

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22 Sep 2006 // 4:21 AM

Feast (2005)

The primary means of educing viewer dread and desire is a mix of flayed flesh, maggots, and insides turned out.

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22 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Apollo 13: Lovebomb

If these guys won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, who else entered?!?

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:50 AM

All The Kings Men (2006)

As the designated observer of his friend's decline, not to mention a reporter by vocation, Jack's lack of insight or anticipation also looks a bit silly.

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:36 AM

Flyboys (2006)

The flyboys all have "issues" to resolve through their service. And so the war becomes the occasion for each to engage in a personal growth experience.

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:29 AM

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

Boys rule this universe, like they do so many others.

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