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	Jason Forrest: Shamelessly Exciting

The most unpredictable moment on this album comes with its most normal track.

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	Russ Freeman: Safe at Home

With the unearthing and issue of these private recordings a 1940s bebop piano prodigy suddenly but posthumously has his first whole album to himself! The year was 1959, and this prime stuff comes together in the sort of live experience that makes happy!"

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	For Against: December

A long-overdue reissue of one of the most tragically overlooked albums of the 1980s.

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Aswefall: Bleed

Aswefall are content in just taking us for a visit back to 1987.

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

A great band on an off day is still better than some bands on their best. Here's proof...

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Loonatics Unleashed

The 'plot' consisted of typical tricks, lots of lame puns, and more action scenes than in Michael Bay's wettest dreams.

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds confuses critical thinking with supernatural abilities.

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America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 5

It's easy (and obligatory) to poke fun at America's Next Top Model, but important to remember that it represents the televisual tip of a gazillion dollar industry iceberg.

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Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish by Abigail Pogrebin

Wieseltier condemns the a la carte Judaism of those who choose what aspect of the religion they like and leave the rest behind and considers those people incompetent because they don't bother to learn what they don't know.

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Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition (1995)

Ten years on, much of Pixar's Toy Story, the first computer-animated feature film, is as sweet and smart as ever.

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rock School (2004)

Director/DP Don Argott is nothing if not enthusiastic about his film, Rock School, and all the choices that went into it.

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	Billy Martin and Socket: January 14 & 15 2005, Live at Tonic

Live cacophony ladled over a healthy dose of groove -- but perhaps pack an aspirin or two.

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	The Makers: Everybody Rise!

A high tolerance for pedantic tales of skirt-chasing is essential to the enjoyment of this record.

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	The Morells: Think About It

Old fashioned fun from the pride of Springfield, Missouri. The Morells pronounce every word clearly and keep true to the beat.

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	Ladytron: Witching Hour

Ladytron's third album is not only their most adventurous to date, it's also their best.

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	Little Brother: The Minstrel Show

Little Brother is looking for an instant seal-of-approval that'll place the group among the legends of hip-hop, but do they deserve it?"

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	Iron & Wine / Calexico: In the Reins

This time, in addition to brewing some green tea and donning your favorite bathrobe, you might consider shining up the spurs and lacing up the chaps for this highly successful collaboration.

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4 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Big Star: In Space

The addition of ex-Posies members has actually succeeding in making Big Star sound more like the bands they influenced than either Number One Record or Radio City.

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	Matthew Barber: Sweet Nothing

Perfectly titled, this album is required listening for down-to-earth toddlers (and their parents).

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Such stories of interwoven lives are so compelling because, in spite of their sometimes fantastical nature, they are true to life.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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