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'Somebody Up There Likes Me' Is a Deadpan Dead End

In this failing-to-age comedy, no one cracks a smiles, or cracks a good joke. But that's the cost of earnestness at the expense of wit.

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Big Science: Difficulty

Difficulty is an engaging record packed with ideas that are executed flawlessly.

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Killing Joke: MMXII

Killing Joke's 15th full-length effort, MMXII is everything you'd think it would be.

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Scorpions: Comeblack

Comeblack is guaranteed to leave fans of classic Scorpions scratching their heads, and those looking for an introduction to the group are advised to search elsewhere.

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fun.: Some Nights

In a bizarre, inverted way, Some Nights is Nate Ruess coming into his own as a singer and songwriter.

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Fall 2011-12: It's Pilot Season, People

Pan Am isn’t not the only pilot trying to capitalize in this post-Mad Men world.

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"Cop Out": Old Bible Stories / Modern Archetypes

This hero-worship is some old rehashing of Bible stories- the absent omnipotent father who will act as the ultimate punisher, executioner and maker of the law, while still allowing the privileged kid to grow up in heavenly wealth and luxury.

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Old Time Relijun: 2012

Old Time Relijun are in many ways the anti-White-Stripes, an authentic and healthy alternative to the snake oil that Jack White is selling.

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