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Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

'We had to explain to Roger Corman that the Ramones were not an Italian disco band from New York City, and that it had to be called Rock 'n' Roll High School,' Allan Arkush explains.

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The M's: Future Women

The M's are actually torch carriers for the art of Noise Pop -- and the accent is decidedly on Pop.

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The Quarter After: The Quarter After

Most folk rock/psychedelic throwbacks are for the Byrds, but this holds promise. So where's the song writing talent?"

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Christmas With SCTV

If you need a reason to buy the Christmas disc, the answer is John Candy.

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Thunderlip: Thunderlip

North Carolina garage rockers experiment with hardcore vocals. The result? A mess.

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The Spongetones: Number Nine

All power pop roads lead to the Beatles and the Spongetones still don't need directions, even in their ninth album.

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The Kids in the Hall: Season Three

Once you've seen a few of those uncensored sketches, it's clear why Kids in the Hall was never so pleasing to mainstream viewers as SNL.

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The Adventures of Pete & Pete: Season Two

It was as if David Lynch had decided to quit making movies and revive Leave It to Beaver.

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Home Movies: Season Three

The episodes are probably the best of the series. But honestly, an eight-year-old kid could make a better DVD.

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Big Star: In Space

The addition of ex-Posies members has actually succeeding in making Big Star sound more like the bands they influenced than either Number One Record or Radio City.

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Monty Python's Flying Circus - Eric Idle's Personal Best

Monty Python pioneered the stream-of-consciousness comedy style, which meant every show was like a conversation that flowed from a start to an end.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set

Do Not Adjust Your Set was part of a trio of prehistoric Python shows.

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OK Go: Oh No

This may be one of the first albums that could be at home stored next to either Sloan and Jet as Spoon or the better material of Guided By Voices.

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Rufio: The Comfort of Home

The new album from the band ostensibly named after a character from Steven Spielberg's Peter Pan movie. 'Nuff said.

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The Plus Ones: Oh Me of Little Faith

Second album of Power Pop band is good: different, but not better, to be precise.

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