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Jason Collett: Idols of Exile

Hit-and-miss solo effort from undeniably talented Broken Social Scenester.

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27 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Oakley Hall: Second Guessing

Oneida cofounder heads back-to-basics with his countrified band of sun drenched romantics.

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One Session: Bobby B presents: The Hidden Treasures Vol. 1

I don't know what kind of herbals they got in exchange for this CD, but it's certainly worth a blunt.

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Röyksopp: Röyksopp’s Night Out

A Live EP from Norwegian duo that adds nothing to their canon but a Queens of the Stone Age cover.

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24 Mar 2006 // 3:00 PM

American Dad: Volume 1

It's all Family Guy's fault. Had that cult cartoon not been cancelled and proven its mantle by becoming a phenomenon on DVD, we wouldn't be stuck with American Dad, its jaded jingoistic cousin.

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24 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

In the midst of George W. Bush's second term as president... the themes and tenor of this dystopian graphic novel hit home.

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24 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Silver Jews

has been recording for over a decade, but up until a couple weeks ago, you could've counted their live performances on a pair of severely injured hands...

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Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America by Matthew Frye Jacobson

Being an academic, Jacobson refrains from phrases such as 'rank hypocrisy', though he makes clear the various rhetorical smokescreens and circumlocutions necessary to justify this white racism that calls itself by any other names available.

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Debbie Does Dallas: Uncovered (2005)

Debbie Does Dallas: Uncovered and its tag-along, time-padding accompaniment achieve a stunning level of vapidity that make the Jenna Jameson Biography episode appear a model of psychosocial profundity in comparison.

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The Battles: Tomorrow’s Eager Hands

Dreamy art pop that can make the heart shiver in its cage.

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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones: The Hidden Land

The Flecktones manage to mature even as they return to their basic sound. The Hidden Land awaits.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mclusky: Mcluskyism

With the collector's version coming in at a robust three CDs, Mcluskyism is as comprehensive and well put together a parting shot as you're likely to see this year.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Delays: You See Colours

Harder, better, faster, stronger: Delays adopt an edgier sound (for them) on their sophomore album.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Ocean: Aeolian

For a collective, these German metal musicians stay remarkably focused on their fourth album.

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William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

A curious collection of shards and fragments from the downtown New York free-jazz bass guru comes together in an archaeological quest for cultural connections.

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The Robocop Kraus: They Think They Are The Robocop Kraus

What's interesting about Robocop Kraus' new disc are a Teutonic sense of the ridiculous, and a healthy dose of good old funk.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Secret Mommy: Very Rec

Secret Mommy operates on a pronounced policy of "nothing loops more than twice", which has the effect of making the record extremely difficult to parse.

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Hooverville: Follow That Trail of Dust Back Home

A celebration of good Southern music: ya'll listen up...

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	Waylon Jennings: Live From Austin TX [DVD]

It's hard to go wrong with a DVD comprised of Waylon Jennings playing a healthy collection of his best songs.

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23 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lenfant (2006)

Winner of the 2005 Palme d'Or at the Cannes, L'enfant takes an abrupt turn that's not so startling as it initially seems.

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