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Perhaps not that many people have noticed, but it's been well over a decade since Snoop Dogg had an original thought.

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Bruised, heartbroken stories from the city that confirms Elbow as one of the very best bands in Britain.

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	Eels: Eels with Strings: Live at Town Hall [DVD]

In its best moments, Live at Town Hall completely draws you in, and when it's not reaching those lofty heights, it's still a solid performance.

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16 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Bob Mould + Curt Kirkwood

With all the 'new' '80s bands clogging up the works, it's nice to know that a few originals remain. Of course, Curt Kirkwood and Bob Mould have made a few changes since 1985.

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16 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston's protagonist is shockingly progressive, and her men are vessels on a path toward self-realization, rather than the reasons for her existence.

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Bueller Bueller Edition (1986)

Call us the Breakfast Club Generation. We are all Molly Ringwald.

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The Dammitheads: The Heart of the Matador

They have the name of a heavy metal band, but they are as sparse and muscular as a rock and roll band can be.

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Yellowcard: Lights and Sounds

Yellowcard reaches for its Big Important Statement but only manages to grab a heaping pile of utter mediocrity.

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16 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Man: Helping Hand

The somnambulant journey you take with Man is beautiful, shadowy, and illusory.

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Nina Simone: Sings the Blues and others

With two brand new reissues and one new compilation, Nina Simone is presented as both pop star and preacher.

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Who Made Who: Who Made Who

Who Made Who are a Danish trio bent on playing disco non-ironically.

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Bombay Dub Orchestra: Self-Titled

Unfortunately, only half as cool as it sounds.

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16 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wagëblë: Sénégal

Their album may be Sénégal, but their emotion is universal.

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16 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various: Congotronics

Six new bands help Konono No. 1 expand the sound of the Congo street aesthetic.

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	Bloc Party: God Bless Bloc Party [DVD]

Bloc Party just might be receiving a few premature blessings here.

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15 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

She-Hulk is a character rumored to have been created as a means of protecting a copyright.

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The Best of the Electric Company

This Electric Company retrospective displays the lasting power of entertaining education.

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Are You Made For Each Other? by Barbara and Allan Pease

The idea of a book full of quizzes that promise to determine the quality of a relationship is symptomatic of a culture that runs screaming at the thought of personal responsibility.

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Tom Brosseau: What I Mean to Say Is Goodbye

These songs are grounded in the reality of life, reducing complex ideas to the simpler terms in which we process them.

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Bedsit Poets: Summer that Changed

Sleepy melodies and Dreamy lyrics. If there is an album of lullabies for adults, this may be it

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