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Sonic Youth: Koncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminimui Su Tim Barnes

This is a disc that shows off the avant-garde side of Sonic Youth

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Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell: Begonias

The album thoroughly succeeds in injecting a much-needed dose of traditional country into the alt.country label under which it will be lazily categorized.

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30 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sia: Colour the Small One

Sia takes difficult subject matter and lovingly dissects it, allowing her listeners a beautiful glimpse at a tortured psyche.

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30 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Fra Lippo Lippi: Songs

CD re-release of super-dated 1986 gloom-pop record with bonus tracks. Be sure to keep your Prozac handy.

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30 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jonathan Kane: February

Ex-Swans drummer Jonathan Kane finds the link between Howlin' Wolf and avant-garde experimentation.

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Pelican: The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw

For the most hip metal album of 2005, look no further…

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	The Small Faces: Under Review [DVD]

There's a big story behind these Small Faces.

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27 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

This is the main crux of Pekar, at least as he depicts himself -- he's pissed because people don't recognize his talents, but he doesn't seem to believe he's that talented at anything.

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27 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Medeski Martin & Wood

Weed-chaser or straight-lacer, these boys remain a group that Phish-heads and hardcore jazz fans agree on -- a crew as crowd-pleasing as they are experimental.

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27 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Why We Fight (2006)

Eugene Jarecki's new documentary poses its title as a question.

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The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

The Spirit of the Beehive is about a child overcoming wonder.

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27 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Flightplan (2005)

The contrast between Kyle's multiple layers of loss and the flurry of life that goes on without her is briefly compelling.

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27 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Bubble (2005)

Less experimental than contrary, Steven Soderbergh's Bubble offers up a series of sacrificial objects, with remarkably little sympathy for any of them.

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27 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Annapolis (2006)

Annapolis is straight-up male melodrama.

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Konono No. 1: Congotronics

Their music accepts the distortion, overtones, and surprising sonorities of contemporary life, but re-imagines instrumental power from the trash heap of modernity.

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Eternia: It’s Called Life

Aware of the usual traps for women in hip-hop, Eternia tries to step back and play the game on her terms.

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Belle & Sebastian: The Life Pursuit

Seventh studio album from Scottish septet includes more adventures in image-altering, twee-free pop.

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27 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Elected: Sun, Sun, Sun

Here we are, inside The Elected's idyllic world, where the song is the thing and the natural wonders of America are the backdrop.

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27 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lori Burton: Breakout

They don't make records like the Whyte Boots' "Nightmare" anymore.

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Monk’s Music Trio: Monk’s Bones

MMT delivers another solid batch of Monk's music, this time aided and abetted by the trombones of Max Perkoff and Roswell Rudd.

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