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Rory Block: The Lady and Mr. Johnson

Ms. Block doesn't try to be individualist, or to imitate. She interprets Robert Johnson's songs faithfully: lets them be heard better.

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Steely Dan + Michael McDonald

There's no middle ground -- you either get Steely Dan, or you don't. Of course, there's always room for new recruits...

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Sila And The Afrofunk Experience: Funkiest Man In Africa

Funkiest Man In Africa is so glad to be alive, someone should start a cult around it.

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16 Aug 2006 // 5:00 AM

ReKid: Made in Menorca

Rekid is supposedly Matt Edwards’ (aka Quiet Village, Radio Slave) more “underground” work and it proves an apt description. From the creepily crawling bass of

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Hanne Hukkelberg: Do Not As I Do

This is at best a curio for the diehard fans only. For the rest of you, I urge you to seek out Little Things and hear what everyone else has been sleeping on for the past year.

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The Good Luck Joes: What Do You Think of That Noise?

Confusing but despite that entertaining release from eclectic popsters.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Weeds

Once more, Mom slips into her "Godmother" persona, wades into the tall weeds of moral ambiguity, ready to make one more compromise, one more sacrifice.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Metalocalypse

As Spinal Tap's David St. Hubbins says, 'It's such a fine line between the stupid and the clever.' Metalocalypse, unfortunately, waffles between the two.

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Cansei De Ser Sexy: Cansei De Ser Sexy

CSS may proclaim they 'suxxx' and that they're tired of being sexy, but go on, admit it -- Cansei De Ser Sexy is your hot hot sex.

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Steven Bernsteins Millennial Territory Orchestra: MTO Volume 1

A hairy nine-piece romp from the '20s to the '90s -- living proof that great American music has no categories.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Model Operandi #1

Voluptuous female protagonists and other stereotypes abound in this comic.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Titanics Final Moments: Missing Pieces

Apparently, some of us just can’t get enough of the Titanic, the ship that hit the bottom of Atlantic on the night of April 14, 1912, taking with her more than 1,500 souls.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Cemetery Man (1993)

Cemetery Man takes the inherent silliness of walking rotting corpses and adds the existential nightmare of a hero who can't tell the difference between the living and the dead.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

This three-song effort is from a band that has got the attention of some notable people across the pond, including that Alan McGee fellow and

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Think About Life: Think About Life

Montreal band distill the sound of their peers but fail to offer a unique voice of their own.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

M. Ward: Post-War

The ups and downs of life's rollercoaster -- world wars and all -- are captured brillantly here by the out-of-time, transcendent troubadour M. Ward.

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Various Artists: Confuzed Disco

A generous spread of music, some of it still with its hints-of-the-'70s flavour intact, but much of it remixed recently by contemporary DJs who have streamlined the old sounds and made them pump and thump.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Keb Mo: Suitcase

Relentlessly nice; the opposite of whatever the avant-garde is.

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Catch 22: Permanent Revolution

Catch 22 sticks to their strengths, and Permanent Revolution is an unchallenging but satisfying effort that bounces back nicely from their last disappointment -- and manages to educate listeners about Leon Trotsky in the process.

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Unagi: It Came From Beneath the SFC

When Unagi gets behind the boards, it's delightfully difficult to predict his content, but it's safe to bet on the quality of his work.

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