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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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 11:00 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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6 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Statistics: Often Lie

A solid, yet somewhat innocuous outing from Desaparecidos cofounder Denver Dalley.

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	Lou Reed: Live at Montreux 2000 [DVD]

The strongest point of this collection may be that the song selection makes a strong case for his work from the past 20 years without putting it into contrast with his Velvet Underground and '70s solo work.

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	Popstar Assassins: Moderne

The determination and dreams of DIY bands are alluring, but indie rock will eat itself.

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	Dave Liebman, Steve Smith, Eydin Esen, Anthony Jackson: Flashpoint

Fusion forward -- Dave Liebman fronts a musical version of That '70s Show.

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	Talib Kweli: Right About Now

Right About Now is Kweli's attempt to free himself from the burden of expectations, and just make music.

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	Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom: The Days of Mars

Strip away all the fun from LCD Soundsytem, extricate the funk from The Juan Maclean, put Black Dice on downers, and what's left? DFA's most leftfield manifestation yet.

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	Brian Eno: 14 Video Paintings [DVD]

The Sound Genius' early '80s video paintings are equally remarkable and forced.

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6 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Beck: Guerolito

Rock's resident chameleon has his latest album remixed by the likes of Air, Diplo, Boards of Canada, and the Beastie Boys' Adrock.

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6 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Marah + Sam Champion

For Love or Cred: A Marah adventure in my (and their) old stomping ground...

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6 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Jackass: The Box Set

The sketches designed to shock innocent passers-by on the street often suggest a destructive hostility beneath all the smirking. Candid Camera with a punch in the face.

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6 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Homecoming

The genius of Homecoming is that it speaks an antic-seeming truth to power, even as U.S. news media can't.

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San Francisco Noir by Peter Maravelis

Out there on the foggy edge on the continent, with its outlaw history, mad riot of architecture and strangely cold sun, San Francisco casts some long, weird shadows.

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The Brooklyn Connection - How to Build a Guerrilla Army (2005)

The documentary doesn't shy away from the disturbing dichotomies in Florin Krasniqi's life.

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	Various Artists: Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar

Touted as a reference work, it's nearly complete as a list of names, and some samples from unknowns might inspire Amazonian voyages. But can four CDs manage everything this set claims to be?"

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