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	Michael Penn: Mr. Hollywood, Jr. 1947

Singer-songwriter follows wife Aimee Mann's concept album with a concept album of his own.

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	The Immortal Lee County Killers 3: These Bones Will Rise to Love You Again

Amidst the garage rock mishmash of blues, punk, and rock 'n' roll (on an uncharacteristically spaced-out trip, to boot), IMCK3 show us the blues ain't just a history.

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	Frontier Index: Frontier Index

By demonstrating their willingness to expand upon as well as respect the boundaries of country music, Frontier Index have positioned themselves as musicians intent on scrubbing off the stink of formaldehyde that pervades so much alt-country.

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	Dr. Israel: Inna City Pressure [remastered]

The doctor of dub reggae has remastered his classic 1998 release. Fans of the genre should be pleased. Others may not be so enthused.

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	Bob Brookmeyer: Bob Brookmeyer and Friends

The set is something of a period piece, incidental to the quality of the music. It ain't demanding stuff, but nice.

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6 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

The pain of playing to an attentive but small crowd pales in comparison to being hit by an unmanned runaway car. So maybe this was the better part of their day after all...

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	Horace Silver: Silver’s Blue

An early and lesser-known date from the hard bop stalwart shines with funky Silver tunes and arrangements, featuring authoritative work by Hank Mobley.

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	Amy Rigby: Little Fugitive

The trouble with Rigby is that she's alright. That's good for her, but she's much more interesting when she's unhappy or just plain angry.

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5 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Gerry Mulligan: Jeru

Mulligan young and ballad-minded, not so much in standard saxophone and rhythm format, another Mulligan quartet but with Tommy Flanagan as front-line partner.

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	Richard Hawley: Coles Corner

On his fourth album, Richard Hawley solidifies his reputation as one of the UK's finest singer-songwriters.

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	Fine China: The Jaws of Life

Fine China aren't from China at all. But is their quite good pop music British or American? Let's discover, shall we?"

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5 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Fursaxa: Lepidoptera

Fursaxa's works confront you with an ornately elaborated but ultimately private universe of insular symbols, a forbidding place you can admire for the thoroughness with which it has been imagined, but not somewhere you can imagine yourself.

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	The Bluefoot Project: Brave

Drawing from strong and varied influences, this urban collective delivers chillful soul from the funky underground, and the result is so much more than a chillout album.

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When you've been in the business for as long as these guys, you can do whatever the hell you want. Of course, that can be a good thing...

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The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Third Season

Gomer had us at 'Gol-lee'.

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2 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Sea by John Banville

These were the moments I truly cared about Max and his experiences by the sea. I identified with him, with his longings, and his fearless divulgence of his most private secrets and thoughts.

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2 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Underclassman (2005)

Before you can say, 'Drew Barrymore', Tre's got himself a spot just outside the cool-kids-on-campus clique.

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2 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

The team has a plan by which all this devastation will be erased. If only the same might be done for A Sound of Thunder.

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2 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Bigger than the Sky (2005)

Bigger than the Sky starts off with its heart in the right place and ends up with almost none at all.

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Bob Dylan: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack

A portrait of the legend as a young genius.

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