Reviews
	Aerosmith: Rockin’ the Joint

Suspicion abounds as to why Aerosmith would release a live album off a tour from three years ago. Yeah, I'm stumped too.

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1 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Nada Surf  + Shivaree + Koester

Nada Surf hit the hometown crowd to celebrate the release of their new record. Of course, this is a big town to call home...

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The Amazing Race - The Complete First Season

The Amazing Race sets its participants a wide range of daunting and occasionally hilarious challenges. It's a kibbitzer's dream.

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Secrets of the Widow’s Son: The Mysteries Surrounding the Sequel to The Da Vinci Code by David A. Sh

This is hardly hard-nosed scientific non-fiction. And Shugarts's first person narrative style can be unbalancing for readers after just that.

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1 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Saw II (2005)

'Overkill' doesn't begin to describe it.

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	Young Jeezy: Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101

Guess Who's Bizzack! Young Jeezy blazed the mix tape scene. His Def Jam debut proves Jay-Z knows how to treat his 'new bitch, corporate America'.

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	Thunders, Kane & Nolan: You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory [DVD]

It is a don't-miss DVD for fans of the Dolls or the Heartbreakers.

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	Otis Taylor: Below the Fold

Taylor dazzles with a new album that makes feeling blue something very special.

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	The Remote Viewer: Let Your Heart Draw a Line

You know that attic full of your childhood toys and dreams? This is the music of the spheres hidden in its dozing dust motes. Shine a light, and listen.

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	Rogue Wave: Descended Like Vultures

You won't have to memorize this one if you just keep it handy.

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	Arturo O’Farrill: Live in Brooklyn

With an avuncular Cuban bassist, the Lincoln Center Latin band's leader gets back on piano to the mainland jazz of his youth, and with a bright young drummer in control, he's spontaneous.

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	The Happy Bullets: The Vice and Virtue Ministry

The Happy Bullets' new album shares its name with the Afghani governing body that was in charge of keeping cassette tapes and short skirts out of its country during the Taliban's rule. The adage, 'You can't judge a book by its title related to extremist Islamic groups,' rings true.

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	Annie Hayden: The Enemy of Love

Second solo album in four years from former Spent guitarist is an often anonymous affair, never quite finding a groove that becomes its modest inspirations.

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31 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	FM3: Buddha Machine

The Buddha Machine is a counterargument to the age of downloading housed in a little plastic box.

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31 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Neil Diamond

Diamond may not be as restless as he used to be but the momentum he generated in the early part of his career has kept him in constant -- albeit continually slower -- motion.

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31 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

7th Heaven

7th Heaven rejects the notion that adulthood means independence.

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31 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Profit: The Complete Series

A TV show with an interesting premise, crisp writing, darkly compelling protagonist, and loads of critical praise usually generates thoughts of Emmys, Golden Globes, and long-haul success. Instead, Profit was canned after four episodes.

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The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany by Graeme Gibson

Graeme Gibson's bedside book provides a glimpse of what every literate birder, professional, scholar or amateur, should want to read.

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31 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

We’re No Angels (1955)

Considering that the plot, such as it is, involves a pair of murders committed by Albert's poisonous viper, the jaunty tone doesn't seem appropriate.

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30 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Soulive: Break Out

Whereas in the past Soulive have been very careful to keep their jazz M.O. very visible, here the structure seems more similar to traditional blues.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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