Reviews
	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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Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs by Jerry Avorn, MD

Powerful Medicines is an expert's look at the problems behind how medications are studied, approved, marketed, and prescribed in the United States.

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Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

While Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie proved to be just a little scary for a two-year-old, the prospect of living with even one of Disney's Princesses for any length of time fills me with dread.

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The Billy Nayer Show: The Early Years (1992-1994)

It's Cory McAbee's look, that Rat Pack meets rat feces façade, that wins us over.

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Trisha Yearwood: Jasper County

Trisha Yearwood is back with her best album to date.

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	Paradise Boys: The Young & The Guest List

We may have killed dance punk, but Paradise Boys REALLY want to make you dance.

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26 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Al Kooper: Black Coffee

This disc harkens back to the days when black coffee was a warm cup of joe at the diner served by a waitress named Betty, not a steaming Starbucks brew made by a barista.

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	Her Space Holiday: The Past Presents the Future

Her Space Holiday's latest album is filled with orchestral, electro-pop songs so beautiful that it will take you a few listens to realize how depressing they are.

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	David Gray: Life in Slow Motion

David Gray leaves his bedroom behind, traveling with new producer Marius de Vries into the unknown of full-on studio wizardry.

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26 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Dave Dill: See You in the Sunshine

Understated soft rock sounds from a one-man band that hearkens back to golden eras of classic rock past.

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	Dreadful Yawns: Dreadful Yawns

This Americana-drone rock from Cleveland isn't dreadful, but it may inspire more than a few yawns.

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26 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Detroit Cobras: Baby

Soul is a difficult thing to describe, since it is something that you have to feel. But this CD doesn't have it.

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Jones doesn't just perform; she becomes a center of seductive gravity. She commands every inch of the room in ways that make you want to give yourself entirely to fits of raw spirit.

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Speak of the Blue Devil: The Moody Grooves of Andy Kayes

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"Andy Kayes' latest album of mercurial hip-hop finds the rapper putting the boom back in boom bap, one beat at a time.

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