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Cerrone: Cerrone by Bob Sinclar

French producer Cerrone deserves credit as one of the architects of modern music.

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Too Short: Blow the Whistle

There's nothing new or surprising here, but album number 15 is good enough to justify album number 20. Beeeitch!

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14 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Simple Minds: Early Gold

The band that doesn’t want you to forget about them compiles songs that prove Mr. Kerr and crew were alive and kicking in years prior to 1985.

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Whirlwind Heat: Types of Wood

Certain tracks conjure up the one word that Whirlwind Heat would never seem to encompass: dull.

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14 Nov 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cassy: Panorama Bar 01

Berlin and minimalism is almost a cliché at this point but the truth is, Cassy pulls it off with flair on this satisfying mix.

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13 Nov 2006 // 10:00 PM

National Eye: Roomful of Lions

Was it one of the city’s weekly papers that called National Eye Philadelphia’s version of Radiohead? Not so fast… Though National Eye have

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13 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

3 Lbs.

Replacing the best new series of the season, Smith, CBS' hospital melodrama sticks closely to formula in its first episode.

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Nights of the Living Dead: A Three-Part Series - The Rhythm Devils

The indefatigable energy of Grateful Dead music was strong in Ohio as drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann brought their new band, the Rhythm Devils, to the Midwest, followed shortly thereafter by guitarist Bob Weir’s Ratdog.

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13 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Malena Pérez: Stars

Stars is a celebratory album, and also a happy one. Singing, "What if I told you that you're beautiful? / Would you believe?" Pérez sounds sincerely interested in the answer.

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David Mallett: Midnight On The Water

Like maple syrup, a little bit of Mallett can go a long way, but this disc provides some welcome sweetness.

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Polyphonic: Abstract Data Ark

On his fruitful debut, Polyphonic almost perfectly discovers the middle ground between electronic and hip-hop.

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13 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Sunn O))) & Boris: Altar

The toughest part of reviewing an album involving Sunn O))) and Boris is finding enough appropriate synonyms for "drone".

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13 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Gomez: Five Men in a Hut

Fairly comprehensive, and loads of fun, this is the way an odds 'n' sods collection should be done.

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13 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Little Man (2006)

Little Man requires a heroic (or myopic) suspension of disbelief on the part of all the adults in the film that is truly fantastic, if not a little miraculous, to keep it all going.

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apostrophe by Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler-Henry

As instantiated online, the apostrophe engine turns your attention away from the poem on the screen, and to the hyperlink that beckons you to click again.

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13 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Willie Bobo: Lost and Found

He was smooth and he was funky and he needs to be rediscovered, like, pronto.

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13 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

JoJo: The High Road

We’re back to the days of a really good single and an unholy amount of filler.

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Steely Dan: Classic Albums [DVD]

The famous pop perfectionism of Steely Dan, dissected at the mixing board by Becker and Fagen themselves -- maybe the best entry in this documentary series.

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13 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Autovaughn: Space

Autovaughn's Space is like modern rock radio, except indie-er.

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13 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Fiamma Fumana: Onda

Onda is listener-friendly, but it could do with some yelling louts to bring the niceness into sharper relief.

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