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Magnetophone: The Man Who Ate the Man

British duo returns with a new album, taking snippets from rock and British or Celtic folk for some unique and pleasing electronica-laced tracks.

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Loose Fur: Born Again in the USA

The Raccoonists are back!

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Ursula 1000: Here Comes Tomorrow

It's a party! And you're invited! Just don't expect to meet the host.

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Hall Ranaldo Hooker: Oasis of Whispers

The kind of album that goes below the radar both sonically and commercially, this Sonic Youth side project by guitarist Lee Ranaldo, multi-instrumentalist Glen Hall, and free-jazz drummer William Hooker is destined to be rescued from obscurity fifty years from now as a long-lost whisper from the past.

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21 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Hotel Lights: Hotel Lights

Wistful and understated, the debut album by former Ben Folds Five drummer Darren Jesse and his band is often subtly beautiful; sometimes it's nice to feel lonely.

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21 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ester Drang: Rocinate

This Oklahoma trio's sophomore album is an gorgeous Faberge egg of an album, that when split open, reveals nothing inside.

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21 Mar 2006 // 10:00 PM

Joyeux Noël (2005)

Certainly few war zones would allow for such communal religious touchstones, given that religious belief is more often than not the impetus for war.

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21 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Film School

these boys look like they've had a crappy week...

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21 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cheerleader Nation

If one of Cheerleader Nation's many home sequences had revealed that Terri and Amanda were mutant lizard sleeper agents waiting patiently for the return of V, I wouldn't have been at all surprised. Well, maybe a little.

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The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Fifth Season

The very concept of change was anathema to Mayberry, and the beginning of Season Five delivered a grim portent: Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) was replaced by his brother Goober (George Lindsey).

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Think!: Why Crucial Decisions Can’t Be Made in the Blink of an Eye by Michael R. LeGault

'The logical outcome of reality TV is snuff movies,' warns LeGault, quoting the opinion of another analyst without any facts to merit this assumption.

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21 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Prix de beauté (1930)

Louise Brooks plays Lucienne as alternately stifled and aglow, a young girl only truly engaged when gazing at her own reflection, whether on the screen or in another's eyes.

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The Witnesses: Black Eyes and White Lies

There are thousands of no-frills rock bands in the New York City area, but the Witnesses might be the only ones you should care about.

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20 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Stereo Total: Juke Box Alarm

Berlin's Stereo Total, despite the bloops and blips, are most importantly students of classic rock and roll.

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Béla Fleck: Crossing the Tracks

Even when Béla Fleck was a mere tyke in the music industry, he was already starting to take his banjo on journeys off the bluegrass trail. Here's where his story begins.

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20 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

MC Lars: The Graduate

It's pretty amazing that someone presumably serious about launching a career as a rapper would publicly cite Weird Al as an influence. What do you make of that?

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Band of Horses: Everything All the Time

Still in their early stages, you can tell that the Horses have more to offer. Someday they’ll be at full gallop. Here, they're just at a trot.

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Cadence: Songs of Vice & Virtue

The high points of the album are very high indeed, and show the depth of Cadence's raw potential to succeed, but for every highlight there's a forgettable track blended in.

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Feathermerchants: Last Man On Earth

Soothing and powerful, this New York group makes sweeping and sometimes majestic pop songs with all the softness and delicate touches of a feather.

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Buckwheat Zydeco: 100% Fortified Zydeco

Hot accordion and organ playing, workin' the rubboard, snaky guitar lines... it's a beautiful thing.

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