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KT Tunstall: Eye to the Telescope

KT Tunstall's debut album finally finally gets a release in the USA. It's been a long time coming, but it was really worth the wait.

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Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3: ...Tick ...Tick ...Tick

Wynn and the Miracle 3 have finally captured the energy and spontaneity of their live performances in the studio, resulting in an early contender for one of the year's strongest rock records.

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The Howling Hex: You Can’t Beat Tomorrow

Restructuring his Howling Hex, Neil Michael Hagerty records a variety show pilot and releases it alongside a slapdash assortment of unassumingly brilliant avant-Americana.

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Various Artists: Heartworn Highways

Have a toast in honor of terrific, previously unreleased music from a documentary film about some of Texas' best hard drinkin' singer-songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell and many others.

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14 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Centro-matic: Fort Recovery

In the 10th year of Centro-matic's illustrious career the Denton, TX band gives us their finest outing to date. It is what Centro-matic has always been capable of and the band absolutely nails it.

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Teairra Mari: Roc-A-Fella Records Presents Teairra Mari

Giant hip-hop Roc-A-Fella label introduces Teairra Mari and leaves her to struggle all by herself.

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14 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jones leads us through a world of porn peddlers and the weird inhabitants of that world.

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14 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sons & Daughters

Sons & Daughters, ABC's new 'wacky family' show can't help but suffer from comparisons to Arrested Development.

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The Simpsons: The Complete Seventh Season

To the bickering camps of Simpson's fans, let's keep it 'real', shall we?

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Household Words: Bloomers, sucker, bombshell, scab, nigger, cyber by Stephanie A. Smith

Surely Smith knows that a radical reinterpretation of Dreiser or Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon is not going to take the sting out of being called nigger or scab.

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The Paramount Comedy Shorts 1928-1942: Robert Benchley and the Knights of the Algonquin (1928)

As Robert Benchley was nothing if not influential, you might see a little of Frasier Crane and paleontologist Ross Gellar in him, too.

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Various Artists: New York Noise 2

Soul Jazz goes back downtown to unearth another impressive collection of no-wave, mutant funk, and other assorted dissonance from either side of 1980.

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Tres Chicas: Bloom, Red and the Ordinary Girl

Bloom, Red And The Ordinary Girl looks back occasionally to 2004's Sweetwater, but taken as a whole this is essentially an evolution in sound.

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Willie Nelson: You Don’t Know Me: Songs of Cindy Walker

Willie sings from the Great American (Country and Western) Songbook.

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Garrison Starr: The Sound of You and Me

A singer-songwriterish singer-songwriter effort from a fine singer-songwriter.

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13 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Rhett Miller: The Believer

Oh, Rhett! Talented Old 97s singer-songwriter finds himself caught up in an overproduced album of pop-by-numbers.

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13 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Stone Jack Jones: Bluefolk

Patty Griffin protg's second album finds the sweet spot between blues and folk.

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Dilated Peoples: 20/20

With 20/20, the team of DJ Babu, Evidence, and Rakaa the Iriscience, "back for the very fourth time", clearly intends to refocus and sharpen its vision for a return to past glory.

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Lords of Altamont: Lords Have Mercy

By-the-numbers LA garage punks are far from deification.

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Ice Age: Super Cool Edition (2002)

While studios have often been accused of meddling in the creative end of moviemaking, the new DVD presentation of this 2002 blockbuster, illustrates how readily Fox pandered to the movie-going public -- and how eager the filmmakers were to follow the audience's test scoring lead.

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