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Blackie & the Rodeo Kings - Let’s Frolic Again

This roots-rock trio formed initially as a tribute to singer-songwriter Willie P. Bennett. But it’s grown to cover other Canadian icons as well as fine originals by members Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson. Here, on the companion to last year’s Let’s Frolic, BARK tackles two Willie gems (“Sometimes It Comes So Easy” and “Don’t Blame Your Blues on Me”), one Murray McLauchlan nugget (“Down By the Henry Moore”) and even a Teenage Head classic (“Something on My Mind”). CanCon cool.
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The Killers - Leaving Las Vegas

Billed as an “unathorized [sic] documentary,” this DVD features licensed interviews with Brandon Flowers and rare performance footage (including some shot at Toronto’s Opera House). But, because it was made without approval from the band or its record company, there is no original Killers music—nothing from Hot Fuss or Sam’s Town, just sound-alike tracks from unknown groups. Relying on material from former band members and “friends” of the Killers, it amounts to a bargain-basement bio. To be avoided at all costs.
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Tori Amos - American Doll Posse

Amos has messed with multiple personalities before: Strange Little Girls included a different photographic persona for each cover song. Now the flame-haired diva with the Bösendorfer piano is channeling five female characters, drawn from goddesses in the Greek pantheon, through songs on her latest album. Beyond the brave concept, Posse features some first-rate material, including the honky-tonk stomp of “Big Wheel” and the bright, lush pop of “Bouncing Off Clouds.” And Amos is taking all of the girls on tour.
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