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Scarface Presents The Product: One Hunid

The man they call 'Face is back again with another musical slice of his longitudinal study on street life.

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The Wedding Present: Search For Paradise

Let's face it, no-one does love, break-ups and hurt like David Gedge.

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16 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Benjamin Zephaniah: Naked

A pulsating and often brilliant collection of vital, angry poems set to a minimalist urban backing.

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16 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Caroline: Murmurs

A great deal less than the sum of its parts, this album is best left to romantic interludes and background listening.

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Mary Lees Corvette: Love, Loss, and Lunacy

A promising country-rock album is marred by some lazy lessons from the Sheryl Crow school of rock.

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15 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

That Girl: Season One

It could be legitimately argued that Ann Marie was a highly manipulative female; not because she had a thing for male emasculation, but because anyone who came under the spell of her sparkling smile or got in the way of her unstoppable joie de vivre necessarily became road kill.

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15 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Home Movies: Season 4

Knowing that Brendan Small continues to dabble in music, it's easy to read this season, and the bittersweet (and hilarious) 'Focus Grill' in particular, as his transition away from childhood things.

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15 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Wolf Parade

PopMatters' Megan Milks deconstructs the speedy rise of one of Canada's (and America's) newest 'it' acts, finding out what's left when the buzz is stripped away.

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15 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Black Crowes

Hanging on one of those gently curving, multi-consonant streets that crisscross Amsterdam, I felt rock 'n' roll's heathen gospel goodness seep into my pores...

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Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock by Andrew Beaujon

Are the bands or the fans cognizant of the Orwellian perversion of Jesus' teachings of love and acceptance that institutionalized evangelism has perpetrated?"

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15 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mobb Deep: Blood Money

If you combine two of hip-hop's biggest camps and give them a healthy budget to work with, the result should be a monster hit... right?

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Graham Coxon: Love Travels At Illegal Speeds

His profile may be lower, but these days Coxon is easily matching the best work he did with Blur

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15 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Bananarama: Drama

The coolest Bananarama songs were never really deep. The group had an attitude and a look, a cool, sultry sound, and a sense of fun. Bananarama still displays these characteristics to full effect.

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Korpiklaani: Tales Along This Road

Alcohol-fueled polka metal from Finland. What’s there not to love?

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15 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Van Hunt: On the Jungle Floor

Van Hunt is a soul man and a rocker and a pop star and a funkateer and a hip-hop balladeer. Some people don't want him to be such a renaissance man but Van Hunt doesn't want to fit into anyone's cozy little box.

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15 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

About: Bongo

Intricate samples, fractured sentiment, pop melodies and tubas from Jason Forrest's multitalented protégé

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London Elektricity: Power Ballads

London Elektricity, though it cannot always avoid the limitations of the genre, are making hearty drum & bass music with infinitely more soul than Pendulum or Audio Bullys.

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Hillstomp: The Woman That Ended the World

Quirky management of vocals, no bad idea for white bluesmen, accompanied by percussion and really topline guitar combining -- wow! – early John Lee Hooker and Fred McDowell. Interessante? Molto!

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12 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?

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Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

Lacking a plot, Goal! leans heavily on predictable hardships to stretch out the time until Santiago's inevitable success.

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