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	Glenn Miller: The Essential Glenn Miller

This compilation will bring back fond memories for the oldsters, and may provide some entertainment for younger listeners for whom Glenn Miller's name means nothing.

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25 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Mutts: Life in Dirt

The Mutts' take on British rock, circa 1973, could use a little bit of British rock, circa 2005.

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	Midaircondo: Shopping for Images

Three Swedish women in matching outfits make a soundtrack in search of a film.

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25 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jackie O Motherfucker: Fig. 5 / Liberation

The name alone is challenging enough. Turn to the person next to you right now and tell them 'I am reading a review of some re-issues from the band Jackie O Motherfucker'.

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	Forest: Forest

If you're a deaf, tramp-like, fire-eating, unicyclist elf, then Forest might just offer the soundtrack to your life.

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	Echo and the Bunnymen: Siberia

On their last couple of albums, the Bunnymen sounded like men mired in self-doubt. On Siberia, they've ditched the doubt and rediscovered their strengths: melody, romance, and that glorious guitar of Will Sergeant.

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25 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Badi Assad: Verde

Assad's guitar technique and arrangements are impeccable, her singing sweet and alluring, her experimental flourishes tasteful and never intrusive -- all of which comes largely at the sacrifice of passion.

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One should be wary of the New York hype machine - it's a beast...

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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito

Edward is not a fish out of water or a struggling outsider concentrating on his differences, as it seems every adolescent in contemporary literature is. He feels very at home with his friends and has no shortage of self-esteem.

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23 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Roll Bounce (2005)

While Roll Bounce means to be feel-good, its formulaic route to that end is often tedious.

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23 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

A History of Violence (2005)

This slippage between myth and realism, or maybe expectation and consummation, is precisely the genius of A History of Violence.

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Gladiator: Extended Edition (2000)

It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.

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23 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Flightplan (2005)

Jodie Foster's face is the most frequently used and most powerful effect in Flightplan.

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	Various Artists: Latin Travels 2

Latin Travels 2 is all about the dance, and at that it succeeds -- just don't go into it looking for education.

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	Various Artists: The Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words, His Songs, His Friends

Those who approach the material with an open mind and a sense of humor will find a treasure trove of great American storytelling here.

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	The Sun: Blame It on the Youth

The first DVD album in the world comes from the Sun. Fourteen videos plus 14 songs equals 28 things that could go wrong. Surprisingly, not many things do.

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The Kingsbury Manx: The Fast Rise and Fall of the South

Pastoral North Carolinians take a field trip to the Kinks' Village Green, with so-so results.

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22 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jamiroquai: Dynamite

Another 21st century rehash of classic soul, served with a side of disco kitsch.

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	Himuro: Mild Fantasy Violence

For now, may the androids alone dream of electric sheep.

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	Miles Davis: The Cellar Door Sessions 1970

Another sumptuous box set from the Columbia Miles Davis archives features the Live Evil Cellar Door band -- turning the corner from jazz to stellar jam-funk of the highest order.

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"Doria Russell finds heroes in the errant in Epitaph, a novel that captures the realities of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and much more.

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