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The Kooks: Inside In / Inside Out

Not ones to be bashful or to hold back, Brighton’s The Kooks open with a whiplash-inducing clutch of certain singles.

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25 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lil’ Wayne: Tha Carter II

He really IS the best rapper alive, at least when he tries.

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Various Artists: Dream Brother

For all the good intentions radiating from Dream Brother, the Buckleys' story gets a bit muddled.

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25 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

John Dufilho: John Dufilho

It's best to think of John Dufilho's first solo record as a safety release valve for his main band, the Deathray Davies

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Shakeyface: Bicycle Day Boogaloo

Shakeyface sure knows how to bookend an album -- he’ll really be in business when he can figure out what to put in the middle.

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25 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Väsen: Live In Japan

Väsen crosses the formal skill of a chamber orchestra with the dynamism of a folk band and comes up with a wonderful live recording.

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24 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Hexes and Ohs + Code Pie

Sounds from the Montreal Underground: Another wave of Canadians is coming for your throne...

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24 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Shield

The betrayals work in all directions at once.

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24 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Love Monkey

A hip, sophisticated look at the music business and the love lives of four 30-something New York guys is not what you expect from CBS.

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24 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Clearlake: Amber

On this anticipated follow-up, the once-gloomy Clearlake sacrifices some mood for some rock, but only the guitars get happy about it.

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24 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various: Doo-Wop Forever

Independent label music by alternative artists from the past shows that rock and roll will never die as long as record companies can make a profit repackaging it.

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Panic! at the Disco: A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out

Pretty boys in fancy suits want to make you dance to their heartbreak. Please refrain.

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East River Pipe: What Are You On?

A druggy set of songs crammed with unfulfilled potential.

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The Contrast: Forget to Tell the Time

Not groundbreaking, but this album distills all of the Contrast that has come before into their most refined effort yet.

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24 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Aids Wolf: The Lovvers LP

Aids Wolf, the little over two-year-old Canadian band, has had plenty of press leading up to the release of their debut; not all of it's because of the second word in their name, and that they're from Montreal.

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Various: The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara

Compilations in any genre are rarely so effective.

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	Buzzcocks: Live at Shepherds Bush Empire 2003 [DVD]

Shelley and Diggle themselves prove this point, portraying themselves as regular blokes who enjoy a night at the pub while making some of the finest music around.

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23 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

How does Lost Squad measure up to the popular movies it was compared to?

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23 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Shield: Season 4

Most of the brilliant fourth season is focused on the interplay of Vic with the two single-season 'heavyweights', Glenn Close as Captain Monica Rawling and Anthony Anderson as local kingpin Antwon Mitchell.

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23 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Skating with Celebrities

Follow Todd's lead, and let figure skating's sequin-spangled freak flag fly.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Looks at the Scenic Vistas and Human Drama of 'Firewatch'

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"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

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