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	Andrew Pekler: Strings + Feedback

There's 'experimental', and there's 'unlistenable'. And Pekler's tortured electronic sounds are both.

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	George Jones: Hits I Missed… And One I Didn’t

Very strong voice after all these years on very strong covers makes the Possum's latest a very pleasing, enjoyable, repeatable listen.

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16 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Deadly Snakes: Porcella

A soundtrack for both the hungry and the overfed; this is soul food.

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	Clever: Breakbeat Science Exercise 5

A fun, funky and diverse mix, it's also easily one of the best mix CDs of the year.

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	Animal Collective: Feels

Yet another gorgeous album of magic and whimsy from everyone's favorite purveyors of shamanistic pop.

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	APSCI: Thanks For Asking

Prize media beasties amongst the new Quannum litter deliver very little bite to their Philippines/Sydney/Bronx bark. Future promise, but for the moment, mostly mess.

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Count Duckula - The Complete First Season

Despite the sheen of ostensible family-friendly cartoon antics, the series consistently hinges on the trio's passive-aggressive loathing for one another.

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Contrary to Popular Belief by Joey Green

These kind of books are always fun, especially when they take on those most misunderstood of communal realities -- the urban legend.

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Where the Truth Lies (2005)

In a mystery titled Where the Truth Lies, solving the case is not going to be easy.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Two for the Money (2005)

The boys also share a certain erotic/athletic appreciation of Brandon's body.

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

Prize Winner goes through odd motions to set Evelyn's taxing context and her admirable survival, its most extraordinary moment turns surreal.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

MirrorMask (2005)

MirrorMask enforces duality at every step, from the art direction to the thematic subtext.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Elizabethtown (2005)

Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown does not know how to end.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Domino (2005)

Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.

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	Various Artists: Bargrooves Manhattan

The 12th entry in the prog house series for sophisticated ex-clubgoers is smooth, soulful, and a tad bland.

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Richard Thompson: Front Parlour Ballads

No popcorn or peanuts, just a crackerjack album of mostly solo acoustic tunes about people behaving badly.

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	Master P: Greatest Hits - Remix Classics

I like to think of P in the same vein as Ed Wood -- if Ed Wood had been able to trick a major studio into bankrolling and distributing Plan 9 From Outer Space.

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	Baaba Maal: Baaba Maal: Senegal [DVD and CD]

Baaba Maal: Senegal is a trip to another world with Baaba leading the way through music, dance, and spirituality.

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	Rickie Lee Jones: The Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology

One of the most idiosyncratic and powerful voices in pop sums it all up.

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	Jerry Garcia: The Jerry Garcia Collection Vol.1: Legion of Mary

The fickle line that divides 'Essential Document' from 'Opportunistic Filler Release' is only a shade lighter than that which separates 'True Fan' from 'Layman'. Or in this case, Deadhead from dilettante.

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