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Jason Miles: Whats Going On: Songs of Marvin Gaye

Desecration of a music legend begins here.

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11 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rah Bras: WHOHM

Rah Bras will eat you alive, digest you, regurgitate you, and then maybe eat you again, like cows, except greener and with alien antennae.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Tanzania

It's an entire music store in a single album. Or something like that.

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11 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

T.I.: King

It's pretty early in 2006 to talk about albums of the year -- but this record says it's time to start.

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Christopher O’Riley: Home to Oblivion: An Elliott Smith Tribute

There's more intensity than obvious variety, and a remarkable unity became manifest when I just started the CD playing and let it play through. Then the whole recital revealed itself as manifestly something massive, and the lack of superficial variety a development of consistency.

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Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos: The Dust of Retreat

With a relatively meteoric rise, chamber-pop band Margot and the Nuclear So and So's are fast becoming one of those mythical indie rock basement-to-penthouse success stories. And it's all so well deserved.

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10 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Empires: Great Religions

The PBS series also chronicles an evolution of thought. Most theological breakthroughs came as responses to tyranny, literal and cultural.

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10 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour Presents: Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook

Sean Rouse's jokes hit on themes the others will echo: drinking is fun; crystal meth is fun to joke about; masturbation is always on a man's mind; the existence of God is doubtful.

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The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Third Season

It might be properly said that Newhart -- in his quiet, insecure manner -- represents something of a shrugging mode of subversion.

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Wolf Creek: Widescreen Unrated Edition (2005)

Greg McLean poses a basic question: 'What would it be like to be struck in this incredibly isolated place with the most evil character you could possibly imagine, who was also distinctly Australian?'"

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10 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

An Unfinished Life (2005)

For his part, Lasse Hallström likes the subtler strokes, as the scene when Redford sits in his truck and is unable to start it.

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10 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Anyone familiar with Ennis's other comic projects knows that he doesn't readily tip-toe around issues possibly offensive to the church or the far right.

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10 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Arctic Monkeys + The Spinto Band

A tale of chilly chimps and the last van standing.

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10 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Break, Blow, Burn by Camille Paglia

It seems right, somehow, that someone who so enthusiastically embraced pop-culture, and the plethora of images pouring in, now patients us to the slowness and focus required for poetry.

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10 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Daltry Calhoun (2005)

What a pity Katrina Holden Bronson didn't spend as much time perfecting her script as she did her soundtrack.

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Terence Trent DArby: Do You Love Me Like You Say?

A worthwhile introduction (or re-introduction) to an extremely underrated artist who stubbornly and satisfyingly followed his own muse.

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Edwin McCain: Lost in America

Lost in America is Americana through a mid-'90s singer-songwriter filter, except a little less exciting.

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Pinetop Seven: Beneath Confederate Lake

Winter may be ending where you are, but sometimes you need to get in touch with your inner autumn. Let the Pinetop Seven help you.

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Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet: Samba Jazz in Black & White

A breezy samba-jazz date suggests the warmer days ahead.

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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: insen

A deceptively relaxing collaboration between a composer and a sound designer...

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