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	Ladytron: Witching Hour

Ladytron's third album is not only their most adventurous to date, it's also their best.

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	Little Brother: The Minstrel Show

Little Brother is looking for an instant seal-of-approval that'll place the group among the legends of hip-hop, but do they deserve it?"

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	Iron & Wine / Calexico: In the Reins

This time, in addition to brewing some green tea and donning your favorite bathrobe, you might consider shining up the spurs and lacing up the chaps for this highly successful collaboration.

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4 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Big Star: In Space

The addition of ex-Posies members has actually succeeding in making Big Star sound more like the bands they influenced than either Number One Record or Radio City.

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	Matthew Barber: Sweet Nothing

Perfectly titled, this album is required listening for down-to-earth toddlers (and their parents).

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Such stories of interwoven lives are so compelling because, in spite of their sometimes fantastical nature, they are true to life.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

House

If you're not already watching Fox's House, you should be.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Commander in Chief

Having gone to the trouble of putting a woman in the White House, Commander in Chief plans to focus on her efforts to keep house. See how far we've come?

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Dean and Me (A Love Story) by Jerry Lewis and James Kaplan

Lewis does not blame his partner for the inevitable and bitter break-up in 1956. Instead, he makes it very clear that the separation was almost all his idea.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.

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	The Velvet Underground: Gold

Every track is going to absolutely slay you, but there's so much more to be had. You can buy this album if you want, but you have to promise me you'll buy their other ones too.

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	Slow Dazzle: The View from the Floor [EP]

Smart pop that melds the old with the future, never taking its eye off the craft for a moment.

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3 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	New Order: Item [DVD]

This new two-DVD set from New Order reveals a band comfortably situated between art and commerce.

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	The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike

2004 debut album from Brighton, UK ensemble is finally released domestically, albeit with some minor changes.

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	Paula Frazer: Leave the Sad Things Behind

Not quite as stunning as her previous album, but Paula Frazier makes the most of her voice with a folksy-retro-roots collage.

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3 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

At its heart the disc belongs to the dancefloor, where the flavors of samba, salsa and mambo freely cross-pollinate with austere house textures to create a satisfying, if subtle, hybrid.

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	Cold: A Different Kind of Pain

Despite lyrics that go beyond the usual themes, this is still the type of album that turned "nu" into a two-letter joke.

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	Charlottefield: How Long Are You Staying

Brighton quartet smudges the lines of post-punk on its debut album.

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	Blackalicious: The Craft

The album takes the veteran hip-hop duo's penchant for verbose musings and adds a healthy serving of funk, soul, and late '60s rock to produce an album that aligns with this year's best.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (EU) / World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 International (US)

We've all been blessed with Pro Evolution 5, a game even better than its predecessor -- which many gamers thought was football simulator perfection.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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