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	Nnenna Freelon: Blueprint of a Lady: Sketches of Billie Holiday

Nnenna Freelon has the best voice in jazz"

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	The Drones: Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By

Capturing the desolate side of the sea-and-surf life, this Australian band swims in dark waters with gut-wrenching results.

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	Chris Brokaw: Incredible Love

Best known for the bands he has been in, Chris Brokaw breaks free and asserts compelling individuality on his fifth solo release.

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11 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Atomic Ball

Sex, Booze, and the Human Heart.

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11 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

E-Ring

Hopper plays McNulty with all kinds of pro-military gusto, though he's perpetually pissed off at the administration, because civilians tend to miss points and tactics.

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The Biggest Loser - Special Edition

You could call this The Biggest Loser Lite, and since I like nothing better than a cheap laugh, I will.

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Airplane!: The ‘Don’t Call Me Shirley!’ Edition (1980)

Airplane! basically gets by on one joke: sight gags based on tricks of perspective or on thwarting expectation.

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	Various Artists: Brazilectro: Session 7

Ultimately, the sound of Brazilectro is as much or more about the ubiquitous influence of international modes -- house and hip-hop -- as indigenous expression.

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10 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Various Artists: No Parachute Vol. 1: A Collection of Indie Rock Videos [DVD]

No Parachute, in the creator's words, attempts 'the rebirth of the indie music video', a lofty claim that this mostly uninspired group of videos fails to back-up.

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	Juelz Santana: What the Game’s Been Missing!

A! Now that Juelz has got your attention...

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10 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Rob Swift: Soulful Fruit

Before he helped the X-Ecutioners become all-stars, Rob Swift, in what some consider to be the first turntablist record ever, got soulful.

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10 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	The Mission: Lighting the Candles [DVD]

This is all The Mission you really need, assuming - of course -- you really need it.

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10 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Knut: Terraformer

Shame that current drone faves Sunn O))), or hyperliterate Lightning Bolt, have taken heavy music in new, more interesting directions.

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	Goblin Cock: Bagged and Boarded

Pinback's Rob Crow turns in a refreshingly earnest take on metal that eschews obvious sarcasm for outright headbanging. Rock out with your Goblin Cock out.

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	Face to Face: Shoot the Moon: The Essential Collection

Exploring the melodic side of the So Cal skate punk scene, Face to Face's new retrospective lives up to its name by distilling their best work into a single disc package.

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	Blood on the Wall: Awesomer

Sludge/blues/punk rock influenced by the best Sonic Youth guitar lines. Relive the '90s. Make it new.

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10 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Marvel hype machine has been in high gear, stating that the series would 'rip the internet in half'.

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10 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Making Time 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Freakout

Flying above hipster heaven.

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10 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Four Kings

Women get the worst of it in Four Kings: they're harpies or self-absorbed princesses.

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10 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dancing with the Stars

I anticipated lots of debonair campiness. Sadly, George Hamilton's biggest mistake in the first episode was to make his desire to be Season Two's John O'Hurley so overt.

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