The Must List: June 16, 2006
1. WORLD CUP 2006
We know — you’re either gonna watch it or you’re not. But consider this: Those who do will only be witnessing the drama and spectacle of the world’s greatest athletic contest.
2. ‘BONECLOUDS,’ MASON JENNINGS
What struck us first were the earnest and yearning vocals. Then, the sturdy but lovely arrangements. And finally, magically — both of them together. Review >
3. ‘BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME?,’ BY JANCEE DUNN
Rolling Stone writer Dunn gives a gloriously goofy (and delectably dishy) account of her life thus far — and manages to give celebrity journalism a good name.
4. ‘DOG WHISPERER’
Now on DVD: season 1 of National Geographic Channel’s reality show about Cesar Millan, a therapist who works his impressive magic on troubled canines.
5. ‘THE 4400’
Ever wonder what it’s like to be abducted by transdimensional visitors and returned to Earth with strange powers? Then USA’s sci-fi series is for you.
6. ‘HELL’S KITCHEN’
Fox’s ”culinary boot camp” series returns — and with it, the volcanic outbursts of chef Gordon Ramsay.
7. ‘MAKING THE BAND 3’
After enduring mean coaches and P. Diddy, five girls from last season put up with more meanness and more Diddy. And yet, we call them ”winners.”
8. ‘THE WHOLE WORLD OVER,’ BY JULIA GLASS
A lonely pastry chef decides to leave her husband and Manhattan home in a novel that radiates the comforting warmth of fresh-baked bread. Review >
9. ‘GIRLFRIEND,’ MATTHEW SWEET
Fifteen years after it first wowed listeners comes a two-CD reissue (featuring demo and live tracks) of the album that practically defined ’90s power pop. Review >
10. ‘JERSEY BOYS’
Walk like a man — straight to a performance of Broadway’s rockin’ Behind the Music-style story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. Review >