Reviews
	Willie Hightower: Willie Hightower

Hightower's story seems to be one of 'wrong song, wrong time' as his brand of gospel-infused soul, despite a few charting singles, gave way to other '70s styles, creating the misfortune of premature commercial obsolescence.

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	Guided By Voices: The Electrifying Conclusion [DVD]

Guided By Voices say goodbye with a four-hour finale full of fans, friends, and inebriation.

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8 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Thrice + Underoath

In one corner, looking fit and trim, was Underoath, and on the opposing side, slightly heavier, stood Thrice. Who would be the night's heavy hitter?

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The Dick Cavett Show—Ray Charles Collection

It's no secret that Dick Cavett loved Ray Charles' music.

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Devil’s Midnight by Yuri Kapralov

Certainly the Russian Revolution has been tackled before, but Kapralov's stab brings a level of dark, supernatural mysticism that throws an already-gloomy history even deeper into shadow.

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Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005)

Even with its contradictions, Felicity offers Shailene Woodley's feisty performance and adorable little face.

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	U2: Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago [DVD]

Bono sets an example for us all, putting in a full night's work on his birthday.

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	Test Icicles: For Screening Purposes Only

Try as he might, Robertson can't warm to these hyped UK youngsters.

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	Phosphorescent: Aw Come Aw Wry

Looking for something authentic? Be careful what you wish for.

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	Maximum Joy: Unlimited (1979-1983)

The group's use of complex percussion, horns, danceable bass lines, and overtly English female vocals built a bridge between the worlds of Afrobeat, reggae, avant-garde jazz, funk, and pop.

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	The (International) Noise Conspiracy: Armed Love

Rick Rubin leads the rocking Swedes to their demise.

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7 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Holy Fuck: Holy Fuck

Given the band's name, this might be the most expletive-filled review you'll read all year.

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	Budoár Staré Dámy: My O Vlku

Their sound is more sparkly and weird than other Czech rock/jazz/pop/etc. Cibula has heard.

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7 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

Kevin Blechdom: Eat My Heart Out

Kevin Blechdom undresses her choir in an electro musical about long-distance crushes, unrequited love, and nitrous-huffing. The results are as frightening and intriguing as the album cover.

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7 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

A vocal portion of comic readers have wished for a return to a simpler time.

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Zippo Tour Featuring The All-American Rejects + The Academy Is…

These Warped warriors are aiming at the stadium set. Will they make it? Only time will tell.

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7 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

DuckTales - Volume One

Despite (or because of) its merry capitalism, DuckTales is reasonably adventurous, taking the characters from their home base of Duckburg to Egypt, Scotland, and the open seas.

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7 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Bat Boy Lives! by David Perel

If the horse that played Mr. Ed was really a pothead, how did it operate the bong?"

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	Pete Townshend: Gold

Another package for Who fans? Sure, why not.

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6 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Skalpel: Konfusion

Many electronic artists work in the gray areas separating jazz from hip-hop and electronic music, but few do so as effectively, or should I say invisibly, as Skalpel.

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