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	The Velvet Underground: Gold

Every track is going to absolutely slay you, but there's so much more to be had. You can buy this album if you want, but you have to promise me you'll buy their other ones too.

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	Slow Dazzle: The View from the Floor [EP]

Smart pop that melds the old with the future, never taking its eye off the craft for a moment.

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3 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	New Order: Item [DVD]

This new two-DVD set from New Order reveals a band comfortably situated between art and commerce.

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	The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike

2004 debut album from Brighton, UK ensemble is finally released domestically, albeit with some minor changes.

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	Paula Frazer: Leave the Sad Things Behind

Not quite as stunning as her previous album, but Paula Frazier makes the most of her voice with a folksy-retro-roots collage.

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3 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

At its heart the disc belongs to the dancefloor, where the flavors of samba, salsa and mambo freely cross-pollinate with austere house textures to create a satisfying, if subtle, hybrid.

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	Cold: A Different Kind of Pain

Despite lyrics that go beyond the usual themes, this is still the type of album that turned "nu" into a two-letter joke.

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	Charlottefield: How Long Are You Staying

Brighton quartet smudges the lines of post-punk on its debut album.

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	Blackalicious: The Craft

The album takes the veteran hip-hop duo's penchant for verbose musings and adds a healthy serving of funk, soul, and late '60s rock to produce an album that aligns with this year's best.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (EU) / World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 International (US)

We've all been blessed with Pro Evolution 5, a game even better than its predecessor -- which many gamers thought was football simulator perfection.

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3 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

After such an explosive first day how could Arthur and friends possibly round things out? Early on, I began to question when and where this thing would really start happening again... of course it would...

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3 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Medium

Allison Dubois (new Emmy winner Patricia Arquette) is a particularly sane TV psychic.

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3 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

How I Met Your Mother

The story of that meeting unfolds in what will surely become the longest flashback in TV history, especially if the series stays on the air beyond a season.

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Benny Hill: The Early Naughty Years - Complete and Unadulterated (Volume 3)

Benny Hill will always be the bastard stepchild of British sketch comedy.

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Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

Seemingly no kernel of isolated trivia or controversial factoid is small enough to escape the author's notice.

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So Wrong They’re Right (1993) - PopMatters Film Review
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However much one admires their chutzpah and the enthusiasm of their subjects, So Wrong They're Right proves to be more entertaining than edifying.

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	Various Artists: Tommy Boy Presents Hip Hop Roots

Tommy Boy Records founder Tom Silverman offers you this internationally-distributed mixtape. Quick--name that sample!"

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2 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Standard: Albatross

Portland, Oregon quartet's second album in as many years is dramatic tension in search of a worthy epic.

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2 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Rasputina: A Radical Recital

Cello-rock might not be all the rage just yet, but Rasputina are clearing the path.

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	Leaves’ Eyes: Vinland Saga

Leaves' Eyes second album brings a refreshing feminine perspective to Viking-themed metal.

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