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Funeral

4 Stars The harsh, beautiful fever of a love story, a death story and a life story entwine the core of The Arcade Fire's music. These stories chorus and flow powerfully through the coming-of-age neighborhoods ...
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The Ultimate Collection

3 Stars During the glory days of MTV, when DJs sounded a little less practiced and videos more inventive, there were artists who lived by the music video and those who died by it. But, every once in a great wh...
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Let It Ride

3 Stars It is six years since local artist Angie Heaton released her last record. In the interim she has honed her talents and come up with a more confident and assertive effort that is endlessly enjoyable. Sh...
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Travistan

2 Stars Fans of Dismemberment Plan, do not fret. Your fearless leader has returned. Travis Morrison's debut solo album, Travistan, offers fans a new look at the lead singer of Dismemberment Plan. In his new al...
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Palookaville

1 Star One can reasonably ask what Fatboy Slim has to prove: after a disappointing commercial streak and a short split with his wife, Palookaville, his most recent full-length, sounds less like a statement and...
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There Will be a Light

4 Stars As a singer-songwriter with a soft spot for gospel music, Ben Harper brought The Blind Boys of Alabama with him on his recent European tour. They connected so well that Harper decided to record a coupl...