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	Bob Rodriguez: Corridor

Extended meditative piano trio performances, fresh, unhackneyed, which while not immediately exciting, soon become engrossing.

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	Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

In collaboration with producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Air), McCartney delivers one of the strongest records of his long and winding post-Beatles career.

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6 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Seu Jorge: Cru

Fresh off his scene stealing performance The Life Aquatic, Seu Jorge's solo album provides more clues to his mystery.

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	Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba [DVD]

DG can also mean Deo gratias, and this, by the grace of God, is Dizzy Gillespie in terrific trumpet form when not bringing together his verbal reflections on jazz, its African cultural roots, and continuities across political boundaries and stormy, oily seas.

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Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang: Live at the River East Art Center

Stop Looking For 2005's Best Jazz Album: This Is It.

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6 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Cherry Valence: TCV3

On Album Number Three, the Cherry Valence blur the line between being in a groove and being in a rut.

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6 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Bango: Bango

Bango is allegedly a much-sought-after rarity on the psych collector's market; presumably Brazilian psych-rock records didn't have as wide a distribution as, say, the Quicksilver Messenger Service.

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	Black Dice: Broken Ear Record

S&M, sex with robots, and something else about the efficacy of sound.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

BEWARE: This review exhibits no Pavement-related nostalgia. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, are ya?

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Twins

The disturbing thing about these reversals of 'smart' and 'dumb' is the anti-intellectualism they represent.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Three Wishes

God and Amy Grant, in all their just bounty, have the right to say no to your wishes. Before then, at least you can audition your agony in front of the American public.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Night Stalker

The remake of the Darren McGavin vehicle derives from the adventures of Mulder and Scully, down to the male/female tag team of investigators and a secret conspiracy involving mysterious deaths, unexplained body markings, and brooding supernatural forces..

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The Flavor of our Faith: Reflections on Hispanic Life and Christian Faith by Karen Valentin with Rev

The Hispanic/Anglo issues addressed by Valentin contain universal cultural themes.

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Why?: Elephant Eyelash

With so many references to semen, suicide, and jerking off, how could this be anything but one of the best records of the year?"

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Marty Robbins: The Essential Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins should be in the all-time top echelon of country artists even if we’re just only talking about “El Paso,” one of the 10 greatest songs of all time.

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Terry Reid: Superlungs

The better part of Reid's talent lies in how natural and inevitable he can make his vocal impossibilities sound.

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	Lynn Miles: Love Sweet Love

It's never too late to discover Lynn Miles.

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	Jason Forrest: Shamelessly Exciting

The most unpredictable moment on this album comes with its most normal track.

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	Russ Freeman: Safe at Home

With the unearthing and issue of these private recordings a 1940s bebop piano prodigy suddenly but posthumously has his first whole album to himself! The year was 1959, and this prime stuff comes together in the sort of live experience that makes happy!"

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	For Against: December

A long-overdue reissue of one of the most tragically overlooked albums of the 1980s.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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