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13 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bob Mould Band

It's food for thought: how many people would Bob Mould pack in if he re-formed Hüsker Dü (something he has expressed no desire to do)?

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13 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dungen

These Swedes turn the clock back to a time when having a beard wasn't ironic and dropping a sheet of acid was considered polite...

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13 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Without a Trace

The agents are often too late to save the missing or realize that the missing is alive but better off wherever he or she has landed than back at home.

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Once and Again: The Complete Second Season

Some of us want to see messy, contradictory lives on screen. We find escape enough in knowing that, as much as the problems feel familiar, they are not precisely our own.

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	Zucchero: Zucchero & Co.

One double tall skinny Italian pop star, no whip, with room.

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12 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Anoushka Shankar: Rise

Gone are the strict raga compositions, tweaked ever-so-slightly; these are songs that use raga bases, and they are filled with as many hooks as drones.

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	Spin Doctors: Nice Talking to Me

The first album from the original Spin Doctors in more than a decade is so cool it should come with it's own winter coat-ah.

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	Sonny Rollins: Without a Song

The Tenor Titan presents a live program of typical strength but also typical... typicalness?"

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	Metallica: The History of Metallica: Out of the Loop [DVD]

Everything about this DVD reeks of crass exploitation at its worst.

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	Minus Story: No Rest For Ghosts

Lawrence, Kansas locals make good on the promise of their last EP. Really good.

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	Great Lake Swimmers: Bodies and Minds

Bodies and Minds breathes with the emotion of Dekker's voice and pulses with the subtle beauty of his sparse acoustic arrangements. This album deserves a broad audience and Dekker deserves mention with Sam Beam as today's most lauded singer-songwriters.

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12 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Dirty Three: Cinder

Australian instrumentalists continue to produce swirling aural waves that meld the tools of classical and folk music together as one big, beautiful sound.

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12 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Dub Gabriel: Bass Jihad

For those of us without the desire to sit around getting legitimately high while charting the imaginary architecture of Black Sabbath records and eating entire bags of Cheetos, listening to dub is the next best thing to being there.

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	Conjure One: Extraordinary Ways

For music that sounds like it took so much effort to put together, Extraordinary Ways sure does slip easily into the background.

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12 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

'This is the worst shit I've ever heard in my life...' and other guttural responses...

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12 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sex, Love & Secrets

The atrocious new UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets fails to drum up the slightest distinction even to be a guilty pleasure.

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12 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Related

Given its pedigree, Related makes its performance anxiety annoyingly audible.

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12 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Darkwitch Rising: Book Three of the Troy Game by Sara Douglass

Douglass' writing contains a neutrality that resists forcing the readers into believing in the good or evil of her characters.

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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)

Even though the series focuses on German suffering, it does not avoid German racism, anti-Semitism, and intolerance.

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	Various Artists: Grlz: Women Ahead of Their Time

This is a fine collection that will shed light on many of post-punk's unjustly forgotten artists.

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