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New Releases: January 17, 2006

Babyshambles, Down in Albion (Rough Trade)
Legally beleaguered and perpetually drug addled ex-Libertine Pete Doherty gets it together long enough to cobble together an album that borders on brilliant. “Fuck Forever” will end up competing as the best single of 2006.
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Say Anything, Say Anything…Is a Real Boy (Doghouse)
While any number of pretty-boy emo bands drop vapid song after vapid song, frontman Max Bemis proves that emo’s shackles can be shaken off long enough for true artistry and genuine depth (read more).
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Bloc Party, God Bless Bloc Party (Dim Mak/Vice/Atlantic)
One of 2005’s breakout bands, Bloc Party releases a live documentary filmed during their banner year. The DVD includes backstage footage, live performances, Q&A with the band, and much more (read more).
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The Clash, Punk Icons (Classic Rock Legends)
Never-before-seen Clash footage appears on this DVD, including performances of such Clash classics as “London Calling,” “Rock the Casbah,” and “Tommy Gun.”
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