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Sammy Hagar: Cosmic Universal Fashion

The Red Rocker covers the Beastie Boys; surprisingly, the world does not collapse into a fiery hellscape.

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Goblin Cock: Come with Me If You Want to Live

Rob Crow side project continues its fine tradition of muted, foggy metal and brings to light the trials and travails of ghost boys.

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Parry Gripp: Do You Like Waffles?

The singer of Nerf Herder strikes out on his own with ditties strictly about consumer goods.

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Megadeth: Anthology: Set The World Afire

Check your watch -- here comes another best of/greatest hits collection from that other popular metal band whose name begins with "M".

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The Misfits' American Psycho (1997)

This Danzig-less "reunion" album from the most recognized brand in horror rock isn't nearly as bad as you'd expect.

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Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies

A triple album of indie folk hailing every American chief that was actually forged in Canada (irony alert!).

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Mötley Crüe: Saints of Los Angeles

More songs about being totally bad-ass by a bunch of guys who used to be pretty bad-ass themselves.

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Bad Religion: New Maps of Hell [Deluxe Edition]

Veteran SoCal punks supplement their last release with acoustic EP, concert DVD, and some nifty posters.

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The Three Stooges Collection, Volume Two: 1937-1939

Larry, Moe, and Curly reign as supreme comedy gods on this second excellent short collection.

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Flobots: Fight With Tools

Midwestern rappers offer boring but globally conscious jams built on sparse beats and scathing viola.

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Weezer: Weezer

Mainstream rock alterna-gods keep us scratching our aging heads.

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Mudhoney: The Lucky Ones

Seattle’s elder statesmen of grunge return with another so-so, Lukin-free effort.

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Flight of the Conchords: Flight of the Conchords

HBO’s Kiwi sensation serves up some of their strongest material in a CD that could double as a pop-up book.

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Rocket from the Crypt: R.I.P.

The last rockin’ hurrah from San Diego’s premier meaty, melodic punk band.

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Human Giant: Season 1

This show meets all my criteria for good humor, and it’s a welcome relief from all the wishy-washy, pussy-footing comedy that’s been grazing at my doorstep, lately.

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Judgment Night: Music from the Motion Picture (1993)

A look at the album that may have spawned rap rock and that supplies the missing link between Biohazard and Emilio Estevez.

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Black 47: Iraq

Bronx-based Celtic punks Black 47 offer a weak, ineffectual Iraq war protest album.

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The Vines: The Best of the Vines

A somewhat preemptive musical highlight reel from the most popular autism-afflicted Aussie rock band of the third Millennium.

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Death Angel: Killing Season

Worthy of a couple spins and a few vigorous goat-throws.

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Perfect Strangers: The Complete First and Second Seasons

May the world discover Balki, Larry, and their shared adventures anew, leading to a comeback hopefully not unlike the late '80s Monkees resurgence.

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StoneRider: Three Legs of Trouble

The debut album from these greasy Atlanta rockers fails to turn the musical engine over.

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day still holds up as one of the great mind-bending, heartfelt comedies of all-time.

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