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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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12 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Just My Luck (2006)

Promoted as Lohan's 'transition' piece, as she moves from tweeny larks to so-called adult roles, Just My Luck is neither larkish nor serious, but only graceless.

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12 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Gawker Stalker

When the good and the great feels forced to engage in this sort of guerilla counter-spamming warfare against an irregular army of bloggers, they've already lost.

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In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

Murakami plays with space and culture, shedding light on the lack of personal space by drawing the reader into the claustrophobic world of the story's narrator, Kenji, then mimicking the desire to get away from the pervasive presence of a horrific American sociopath named Frank.

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12 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lacuna Coil: Karmacode

Nearly four years after their last album, the Italian band is ready for Stateside stardom.

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Dr. John: Right Place, Right Time:  Live at Tipitinas Mardi Gras 89

It seemed like only yesterday, New Orleans was loaded with music and vitality. Dr. John was a very large piece of the puzzle, and this musical snapshot easily explains why.

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12 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Clear Static: Clear Static

Although they don't appear to have anything new to say, they say it pretty well.

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The Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea

Bitter Tea is an uncontrolled outpouring of musical concepts in every way, the good ideas right along with the bad -- life.

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12 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Filastine: Burn It

Filastine's international approach to protest music makes us want to travel the world, but does it make us want to change it?

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The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

The Raconteurs are early on to this, which could be one of the emerging trends of 2006: the rebirth of rock in indie music.

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12 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Moov: The Arrivant Volume 1

They look like concept albums, they smell like concept albums, but in the end, the two volumes of The Arrivant are just another bunch of Tracks.

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Of Montreal: The Early Four Track Recordings

Series of reissues offers recent fans a chance to turn back the clock to Of Montreal's formative years and explore the progression out of the garage and into indie pop brilliance.

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12 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Asha Bhosle: Love Supreme

Everybody needs a bosom to lean on. At 73 years of age, Asha sounds as supple and sylphlike as ever.

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11 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?"

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11 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Just My Luck (2006)

Promoted as Lohan's 'transition' piece, as she moves from tweeny larks to so-called adult roles, Just My Luck is neither larkish nor serious, but only graceless.

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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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11 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

On a Clear Day (2006)

Frank's quest shapes a kind of secret fraternity for the men around him. They revel in his determination to do what seems impossible to them.

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11 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Carol Danvers is motivated by an insecurity that will resonate with a lot of readers. And this makes her an interesting character.

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11 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Elbow

supporters may be content to keep their favorite British import to themselves, but when I see that pile of unsold tickets, it makes me want to shout.

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Lockpick Pornography by Joey Comeau

You have to admire the guy's chutzpah and directness, and love the fact that he's utterly circumventing the 'norms' of how one is a success in the publishing world.

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