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	Yes: House of Yes: Live from the House of Blues [DVD]

If you can ignore Yes's somewhat ridiculous stage habits, and the confetti, you'll find that this semi-recent live DVD shows that progressive rock, at its best, can atone for its sins.

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	Tarentel: We Move Through Weather

This is not an album that rewards impatience. There are no grand movements or blustering climaxes. All motion is relative and gradual. Sounds wane and wax with the implacable inevitability of tidal forces.

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6 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

Rachid Taha: Tékitoi

In which the French-Algerian singer-songwriter pushes beyond any known conception of popular music to forge a music without boundaries. That it also happens to kick ass must be regarded as something of a bonus.

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6 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Shark Quest: Gods and Devils

Shark Quest's third album showcases the band's astonishing talent for writing and performing; sadly, this was not enough to prevent its invisibility on the musical landscape of 2004.

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	Shane MacGowan & the Popes: Live at Montreux 1995 [DVD]

Smile wide for the camera, Mr. MacGowan, and let the people see your pretty... oh, sweet merciful heavens...

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6 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Diana Krall: Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival [DVD]

It’s always been easy to be skeptical of Diana Krall, but the reasons to be skeptical keep evolving over the course of her career.

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	Dirty Projectors: The Getty Address

Good art impresses. Great art transforms. Unfortunately, The Getty Address is merely good art.

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	David-Ivar Herman Dune: Ya Ya

David-Ivar Herman Dune channels Jonathan Richman for the new (anti-) kids on the block. Recommended.

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	Aqualung: Strange and Beautiful

Aqualung is (unfortunately?) not a Jethro Tull cover band. It's more like what might happen if Coldplay had a brain.

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6 Apr 2005 // 4:00 PM

The feeling is recognizable and certain. Exhaustion. It's a great band, on autopilot.

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6 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

The simple truths hidden within this book make it an ideal gift for yourself or a friend who might feel ground down by this not-so-friendly world.

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6 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

While the technique is simple and almost child-like, Brown's sense of composition and perspective display artistic talent that might not be immediately apparent to all.

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6 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

The vampire has gone from unrepentant monster to hero and champion in a little over a hundred years.

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6 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Killzone

Playing Killzone feels like eating a cake with too many flavors.

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Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich

Within the innocent naivety and blustery melodrama is a romantic appreciation for justice, freedom, and heroism.

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5 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

Nostalgia 77: The Garden

A solid elaboration on 2004's Songs for My Funeral, this album has the classic sound of The Horace Silver Quintet -- with some The White Stripes and Mantronix thrown in for good measure.

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5 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Morrissey: Live at Earls Court

Despite a few wrinkles and patches of gray, the now middle-aged Morrissey appears as striking as ever.

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	Milton Mapes: The Blacklight Trap

Latest album from Austin roots rockers ditches the shimmering sonics of its predecessor for a darker, moodier sound.

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5 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Le Concorde: Universe and Villa

Stephen Becker writes perfect chamber-pop songs. Maybe a little too perfect.

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	Dave Douglas: Mountain Passages

Uncompromising trumpeter Dave Douglas emerges from the major-label jungle into cool mountain air. The result is unforgettable, unique jazz with a gentle, world-music sheen.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Own Points of View on 'Hardcore Henry'

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"Hardcore Henry gives us a chance to consider not how well a video game translates to film, but how well a video game point of view translates to film.

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