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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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	Some Girls: The DNA Will Have Its Say

Supergroup spazz core group with members of the Locust, Give Up The Ghost, Unbroken and the Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower. Karen O guest stars.

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30 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Eddie Spaghetti: Old No. 2

On his second solo offering, the Supersuckers frontman dishes up another batch of great tunes, but he could've stood to use a splash of The Sauce.

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	Tommy Lee: Tommyland: The Ride

Critics will assuredly scoff at Lee's latest solo effort as a self-indulgent exercise in musical mediocrity. Yeah? Scrüe them...

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The Clientele: Strange Geometry

The new Clientele disc is awfully good, besting everything in Belle & Sebastian’s catalog on an album-by-album basis save for The Boy With the Arab Strap and Dear Catastrophe Waitress.

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30 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Brakes: Give Blood

Punk goes country when this British dream team tackles their first LP with WANTON ABANDON.

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Angels of Light & Akron/Family: Akron/Family & Angels of Light

I'm going to keep telling you how good this band is until you listen to me.

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	Atmosphere: You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having

Atmosphere follows up the behemoth Seven's Travels with something a little smaller, a little more spontaneous, a little bit better.

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28 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Wilco

The presence of one six-year-old girl changed everything...

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Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization by Pat Choate

The intellectual property debate typically divides into two camps -- those who defend the rights of ownership and those who defend free speech.

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