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	The Mendoza Line: Full of Light and Full of Fire

The Mendoza Line have a knack for writing disturbing and lonely tales that also make a fine soundtrack to a night of carousing. With Full of Life and Full of Fire, they've created a modern American masterpiece.

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	Peter Grummich: Club Maria Berlin: Dirty Floor

This is nothing but a mix of the baddest, most deliciously warped techno to spill from your speakers from quite some time.

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	Johnny Cash: The Complete Sun Recordings 1955 - 1958

Time Life digs deep into the Man in Black's archive and unearths a near perfect collection of material.

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22 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	John Cale: Black Acetate

Cale follows up a successful reincarnation with a release that's far more lackluster and pedestrian.

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	The Beta Band: The Best of the Beta Band - Film [DVD]

Somewhere in here, it seems, lie the answers to certain questions which have eluded the Betas and their fans from the very beginning.

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22 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Aerosmith + Lenny Kravitz

Drumming up a concert mate for these old dogs is harder than you'd think. But hey, Rome wasn't built in a day.

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22 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Fourth Season

The big laughs emerge from the same place they always have: Larry David's excruciating absorption in life's smallest problems.

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22 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Willful Creatures: Stories by Aimee Bender

The stories that hover closer to reality fixate wonderfully on the dynamics of female relationships and the sometimes absurdity, cattiness, and masochism that accompany them.

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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

The film's sheer volume of vengeance is so great, pacing so deliberate, and confrontations so inevitable, that the experience is not unlike watching the climax of a film noir stretched out over 90 minutes.

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22 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Honeymooners (2005)

While most of the target audience for the movie may not remember the TV version, Schultz's Honeymooners unfortunately forgets what was most appealing about the show.

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	System of a Down: Hypnotize

After getting off to a blazing start, Hypnotize begins to lose its focus as the band's songwriting well runs dry.

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	She Wants Revenge: She Wants Revenge

It's the kind of achievement you have no choice but to respect, simply because it is rather intimidating to imagine what these guys could do if they decided to use their powers for evil instead of good.

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	Page France: Hello, Dear Wind

Give a man two chords and a grab bag of religious imagery, and he'll give you a song. Teach him to create two chords, and he'll never be hungry for new material again.

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	Paul Oscher: Down in the Delta

Oscher has certainly not tripped over the standard obstacle, and has built up fair instrumental abilities. He works these days on guitar as well as harmonica, and manages some nifty enough accompaniment on one track with two hands on the piano and at least one foot stomping.

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	The Narrator: Such Triumph

These guys might just be the first indie-rock roots revival band ever.

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21 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kevin Gordon: O Come Look at the Burning

Every picture tells a story, don't it? Gordon's stories tell what's in the pictures.

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21 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Floetry: Flo’Ology

Grammy-nominated Londoners drop third album with the aid of some American bigshots. Your jaw won't, though.

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	Edith Frost: It’s a Game

Delicate 1970s songwriting lends indie blandness time-warp appeal.

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	Bob Dylan: The Best of Bob Dylan

Though not at all essential for Dylan fans, this is an extremely well executed one-disc rundown of Dylan's career for new listeners.

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The futuristic setting is really secondary to the character-driven stories of Gideon and Ethan.

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