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	The BellRays: The BellRays @ the Barfly [DVD]

Let the BellRays take you on a wild ride... going back to school has never been as much fun.

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7 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

John Hiatt + The North Mississippi Allstars

Funk and chicken: A Tuesday night in Utecht with John Hiatt and 1,000 friends.

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7 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Colbert Report

What The Colbert Report ridicules, then, is our tendency to listen most closely to those with whom we agree, whose shining unrealities make us feel good.

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Beavis & Butt-head, Vol. 1 - The Mike Judge Collection

With this DVD collection, Beavis and Butt-head may emerge better equipped to claim a spot in animation history.

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and Joseph Campbell: In Search of the Modern Myth by Stephen Rauch

Rauch takes The Sandman on its own terms, as a comic book, not as a paper movie, or as a piece of disposable pop culture.

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7 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

This is the first thing I've read of Neil's where the voice of the narrator sounded just like him. It's sharp and witty and clever and, well, British.

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The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

Far from being a sermon, the movie is no bromide against girlish promiscuity, but a mature consideration of love found through 'unconventional' means.

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	Various Artists: Gilles Peterson Digs America: Brownswood U.S.A.

British DJ works hard so you won't have to. But you might want to anyway.

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	Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Come on Back

A look back at songs his late father loved makes Jimmie Dale Gilmore's latest a simple but special retrospective.

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6 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Goldie: MDZ.05

Metalheadz' latest compilation is emblematic of what's wrong with d&b today -- flawless production, little creativity, and virtually no soul.

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	Dengue Fever: Escape From Dragon House

The Los Angeles sextet get thoughtful with their sashays the second time around. Just don't call it Cambo-Pop.

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6 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Cartel: Chroma

If you're not under 25 and mad at your parents, this debut from the Atlanta pop-punkers has limited ear-candy appeal.

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	John Coltrane: The Bethlehem Years

His work in Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk's bands from the same era feature much more exploratory, innovative, and passionate playing.

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	Bloodhound Gang: Hefty Fine

Hefty Fine is repulsive in every possible way. Maybe if we ignore it, it'll go away.

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	The Bats: At the National Grid

On their sixth release in over two decades, The Bats are a case study in 'What to Do to Remain Relevant'.

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4 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Paradise Now (2005)

At the start of the powerful Paradise Now, the bombers are quiet, even stunned at the news that their mission is set for tomorrow.

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4 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

My Morning Jacket

With the onset of darkness I was able to write feverishly, picking up on subtleties like 'lots of hair' and 'still dark', jottings that might later be transcribed into something insightful...

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EAT II: A Collection of Words and Pictures by Robert Pollard

It's hard to find any meaningful distinction between Pollard's poems and his songs, other than the latter generally work, and the former generally don't.

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The Squid and the Whale (2005)

As Noah Baumbach's film tracks Walt's slow evolution during the months surrounding his parents' divorce, it keeps something of a distance, wry and observant.

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4 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead doesn't lose sight of this basic truth of war. More effective weapons only deepen its despair.

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