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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

I:Cube: Live at the Planetarium

French producer I:Cube (Nicolas Chaix) offers this set recorded live at the Planetarium de La Villette in Paris during the StarBall festival last year.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Pretenders: Pretenders

One of the best one-two punches in rock and roll gets the well-earned deluxe treatment.

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Staind: The Singles 1996-2006

Definitive hits collection from one of the most misunderstood bands of the new millennium.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Dexter Romweber: piano

Short programme, late Romantic post-Liszt piano music, freshly composed and freshly played con amore.

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Strange Fruit Project: The Healing

Strange Fruit Project offer help without condescension; it's just the kind of healing we can all use.

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Kahil ElZabars Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang: Big M

Just how deep do you want to go?

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IV Thieves: If We Cant Escape My Pretty

Isn't it a little late for bands to start aping Oasis?

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Dona Dumitru Siminică: Sounds From a Bygone Age Vol. 3

He sounds like a mature 30- or 40-something alto woman armed with the mournful fatalism of a second Coleridge contemplating the albatross.

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Chico Hamilton: Juniflip/ Believe/ 6th Avenue Romp/ Heritage

Force of music slightly disguises this set's 85th Birthday element. It's not about how long Chico Hamilton's been here, but what he does and why he's here!

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Osvaldo Golijov: Ainadamar

In the early 21st century, an era driven by forces of globalization, a composer who stands ready to make a similarly significant cultural contribution is Osvaldo Golijov.

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Verbal Kent: Move With the Walls

In the rap world, a brush with death can be the necessary fodder to turn heads, as the chart-dazzled 50 Cent and Cam’Ron have discovered

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15 Nov 2006 // 10:00 PM

Lily Frost: Ciné-Magique

The fourth album from Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Lily Frost is an addictive delight.

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Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child: The Very Best of Billie Holiday

Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.

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15 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

The You: For the Masses

The You is rough around the edges and stylistically all over the place, but Josh Verbanets' debut points to a bright future.

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15 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Johnny Cash: At San Quentin

Johnny Cash had visited many penal institutions throughout his life -- sometimes as a guest, other times, an occupant. Turned out that his visit to San Quentin yielded one of the greatest country albums ever made.

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15 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Luomo: Paper Tigers

Paper Tigers may not be the revelation that Vocalcity was, but its quiet, complex experiments show an artist extremely serious about his work

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15 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Daniel Santiago: On the Way

This 27-year-old Brazilian guitarist has chops to spare and some very talented friends; if it wasn’t only 35 minutes long, one could well describe On

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15 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

My Latest Novel: Wolves

Strings are the thing these days, and here's yet another literate collective ready to grab your heart with a disc of symphonic pop.

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The Black Neon: Arts & Crafts

A diverse set of pop-goes-mechanical tunes point to deep nostalgia for motorik grooves of 1970s Germany.

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15 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Matches: Decomposer

Second album for Bay Area pop-punk band the Matches favours pastiche over memorable tunes

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