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	Blood of Abraham: Eyedollartree

Like the Boss, I believe in the Promised Land. California rappers Blood of Abraham take listeners half of the way there.

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29 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Smallville

Season Five of Smallville continues to reward comics fans with details taken from Superman's various incarnations over the years.

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29 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Killer Instinct

Despite its frequent reveling in eroticized violence against women, Killer Instinct demonstrates some awareness of the problem.

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29 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Ghost Whisperer

Melinda's acquaintances get their dead-o-grams and move on, serene again even though we know their pain can never fully heal.

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The Saints’ Guide to Happiness: Practical Lessons in the Life of the Spirit by Robert Ellsberg

Ellsberg's saints teach us sadness is not the opposite of happiness, but a part of it.

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The Transporter: Special Delivery Edition (2002)

The opening minutes establish the series as sort of quicker, cheaper version of Bond.

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29 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Mindhunters (2004)

While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.

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29 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Committee (1968)

Yes, its soundtrack contains unreleased music by Pink Floyd, but this short '60s art film is worth watching on its own peculiar merits.

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	Various Artists: Swinging Mademoiselles

The British certainly didn't have a monopoly on the vibrant youth culture of the 1960s. The French certainly played their part in the so-called youthquake.

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	Wolf Parade: Apologies to the Queen Mary

Cue the Hyperbole.

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	Toy Dolls: Cheerio and Toodlepip: The Complete Singles

Sunglasses and loony grins, one of punk's longest-running outfits gathers up its amassed chart attacks for a run through a relatively obscure but surprisingly solid history.

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28 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Stryper: Reborn

'80s Christian rockers Stryper have returned with a surprisingly good album, their dignity intact.

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28 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Morcheeba: The Antidote

This record is a study in the way a new vocalist can completely change the sound of a band. Your mileage may vary.

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	Miguel Migs: House of Om Presents: Get Salted Vol. 1

Deep house is an amiable and pleasing genre, but it lacks the capacity for surprise that fuels musical epiphany. This is the type of music that works best through cumulative effect.

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	Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

A largely forgettable set of pop duets that could be interpreted as a regrettable sell-out move if it actually had any commercial potential. Hancock's Starbucks album yawns toward blandness.

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28 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	David Banner: Certified

Mississippi's favorite son returns to walk the line.

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28 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

washes up on our shores to kick off their North American tour.

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28 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

washes up on our shores to kick off their North American tour.

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28 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Veronica Mars

Even as Veronica observes that 'all appears hunky-dory' now, she's not about to believe such nonsense.

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28 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Invasion

Invasion is the best Stephen King series he never penned.

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