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	Various Artists: Melodic Today

Melodic Records collects its best and brightest, mixes an eclectic variation of styles, and slaps on a dedication to a recently passed musical icon.

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	Sick Bees: The Marina Album [EP]

The Raincoats busk with Skip Spence and Funkadelic throws down a $20. How to ignore this one? Well, don't.

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	T. Raumschmiere: Blitzkreig Pop

The combination of precise, pummeling techno beats and buzzsaw electronic fuzz is still as eminently satisfying as on 2003's Radio Blackout.

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	Little Brother: The Chittlin Circuit 1.5 - The Official Mixtape: Unreleased Tracks, B-Sides and Rem

Take a tour of Little Brother's soul-stirring unreleased material, b-sides, and remixes on the legendary chitlin circuit.

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	Billy Bang: Vietnam: Reflections

Love of beauty, use of Vietnamese musical ideas for hard bop themes that sustain high order lyrical improvisations; and performances of Vietnamese music. Impressive; deeply moving.

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21 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Bedouin Soundclash: Sounding a Mosaic

Do Bedouins listen to reggae? Maybe not, but Canadians apparently do.

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What can you make of a festival that's called a 'street scene' but instead sprawls across a large stadium parking lot?

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Metal Slug 4 & Metal Slug 5

When you're a 2D run-and-gun series, originality through level and boss design is really all you have going.

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Devil’s Corner by Lisa Scottoline

Roger Holland looks at a couple of instant classics of Crime-Lit For Chicks and Right Wing War Games For Boys.

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot makes a passionate plea for same-sex marriage rights.

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Supercross: The Movie (2005)

The brothers race against a spectacular California backdrop, with the sort of ridiculous fearlessness that afflicts boys in sports action movies.

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Red Eye (2005)

Tough, ingenious, and completely fun to watch, Lisa makes the narrative absurdities seem largely irrelevant.

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The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei) (2004)

The Edukators see the executive's wealth as a kind of state-sanctioned violence, as it's only achieved by the poverty of others.

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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

The man-whore's back.

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Asylum (2005)

The affair leads to disaster, not least because Stella feels compelled to punish Max for his emotional abandonment.

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	Various Artists: 80 Records and We’re Not Broke (Yet)

Label sampler/celebration has much to offer for hardcore and punk music fans.

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18 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Slough Feg: Atavism

The latest album by the Bay Area band celebrates everything that was great from early '80s heavy metal.

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The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema

Highly anticipated third full-length from Vancouver collective offers up another round of smart, audaciously engaging pop.

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	Moping Swans: Lightninghead to Coffeepot / Circus Devils: Five

In this double-dose of Robert Pollard, one is not like the other.

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	B.B. King: The Ultimate Collection

Regal in name and stature, the King of the Blues is paid tribute with the latest thumbnail sketch of his historic career.

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