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	Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

A largely forgettable set of pop duets that could be interpreted as a regrettable sell-out move if it actually had any commercial potential. Hancock's Starbucks album yawns toward blandness.

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28 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	David Banner: Certified

Mississippi's favorite son returns to walk the line.

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28 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

washes up on our shores to kick off their North American tour.

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28 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

washes up on our shores to kick off their North American tour.

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28 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Veronica Mars

Even as Veronica observes that 'all appears hunky-dory' now, she's not about to believe such nonsense.

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28 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Invasion

Invasion is the best Stephen King series he never penned.

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Turn That Down!: A Hysterical History of Rock, Roll, Pop, Soul, Punk, Funk, Rap, Grunge, Motown, Met

Lewis Grossberger is many things, but a historian he ain't.

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28 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)

While Hellworld is a pretty good generic horror movie, it is an abysmal Hellraiser film.

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28 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

American Beer: A Bockumentary (2005)

The dedication that Paul Kermizian and his crew have to their beer is remarkable.

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	Paul Van Dyk: The Politics of Dancing 2

Most trance is, not to put to fine a point on it, boring as all hell. Paul van Dyk spins trance, but much of what he spins seems to be a cut above the normal grade of Dutch cheese.

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	Motion City Soundtrack: Commit This to Memory

Motion City Soundtrack present an infectious dose of straight-ahead pop-punk, with lyrics that balance humor and sincerity.

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27 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Alison Moyet: Voice

Moyet's big British pop voice set against a pretentious orchestral setting.

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	Lil’ Jon & the East Side Boyz: Crunk Juice: Chopped & Screwed

Michael '5000' Watts must've been drunk on crunk juice to chop & screw this record. The result? Watts fails as Crunk Juice's savior, Lil' Jon remains hip-hop's comically tragic puppet. Didn't Kanye just put out an album?"

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	Ike Reilly Assassination: Junkie Faithful

Midwestern roots rock with a healthy dose of smart-ass-itude. Could it be the second coming of Paul Westerberg?"

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	Grand Magus: Wolf’s Return

Nothing lifts ordinary metal music out of the mire like a fine lead singer. American metalcore bands, take note.

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	California Oranges: Souvenirs

It's been a long time since power pop has sounded like this much fun. Y'all will have to excuse me for a moment; I've got to bounce up and down to this record for a while.

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27 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Barbez: Insignificance

With Insignificance, Barbez has created an album that plows headstrong into the unknown, aware of its own influences but never swayed by the influence (or fear) of outside opinion.

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27 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Out of Practice

The pilot episode offered only one moment when anyone appeared relaxed, and those characters, a loving elderly couple Ben spotted in a restaurant, are extras.

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27 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

nip/tuck

The inevitability of death is suggested by the lurking Carver, always a threat to Sean and Christian.

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit / Law & Order

Lynda Carter's villain embodies Cold War momism refitted for the war on terror. The conflagration is inspired.

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