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8 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

This is art at its most mature and engaging.

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daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra: Various

While the daKAH orchestra lacks nothing in terms of musical acumen, it lacks the vital spark necessary to be considered more than a tepid example of the hip-hop genre.

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If you like your rock and roll dirty, unbearably loud and downright f*cking sexy then The Duke Spirit could be right up your street.

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Ozark Mountain Daredevils: Ozark Mountain Daredevils

There's a reason the Ozark Mountain Daredevils splintered apart in 1979: they hit the end of their creative road. The 1980 version of the band simply proved that point.

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David & the Citizens: David & the Citizens

This teaser EP does the job of stirring up the requisite interest, even if it only leaves you wanting the future to deliver on the bits of promise contained within.

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Wanna get Lucky? Old fashioned Texas style music meant for dancing and drinking from a band leader with a history.

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7 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Is Marvel planning to revamp their other mainstay heroes? Was the Ultimate line of comics not created to make these characters more relevant to new readers and re-origin the characters?

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The Amazing Race - Season Nine

While I wish Desiree hadn't described herself and her mother Wanda as 'sexy little tamales', their Team Boricua is both charming and competent, but doomed to fail on a physical challenge.

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The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit: An A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Of

We are getting a glimpse of someone else's office hell, and that makes it engaging in that car crash kind of way.

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Kris Kristofferson: This Old Road

Kris Kristofferson is back writing and performing his own songs again, God bless him. But until he restores his lyrical palate completely to its expansive B.A. (before acting) state, he still won't be entirely all the way back.

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Chicago Underground Duo: In Praise of Shadows

Both members have moved on to more populous and exotic locales, but the Duo's hybrid of jazz instrumentation and compositional tenets with post-rock production techniques still resonates with a distinctly Chicagoan state of mind.

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Nightmares on Wax: In a Space Outta Sound

Neither a full reappraisal of the soul homage of Mind Elevation or a return to the lush sound of Carboot Soul -- rather, the middle ground between the two.

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Love Is All: Nine Times That Same Song

Luke Jenner of The Rapture totally owned my conception of the phrase 'love is all'. Now, theres another group's laid claim to it with indisputable authority.

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7 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cracker: Greatest Hits Redux

It's David Lowery vs. The Man, but its a strictly undercard fight.

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Luis Mario Ochoa & Friends: Cimarron

Don't know much about Cuban jazz? Join the club. And buy this record.

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Remy Ma: There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story

When Remy learns to put her impressive vocal abilities behind something worth saying, she's going to be a force.

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7 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Corrs: Home

With their fifth studio album, the Corrs successfully return to the sound and style that brought them a worldwide audience.

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	Various Artists: Invite Them Up [CD + DVD]

This set finds Comedy Central in the role of a comedy farm system.

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	Tony Joe White: Live from Austin City Limits [DVD + CD]

Austin, 1980 -- that was another place and another time, but here's evidence of Tony Joe White rocking down the television studio audience.

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Charmed: The Complete Fourth Season

Charmed is a sci fi-fantasy inquiry into female gender roles, pondering women's agency and their twin capacities for kicking ass and playing sex objects.

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