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8 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

's drummer Peter Prescott announced that his band's reunion was over...

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8 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

30 Days:  Revisited

What the next season of 30 Days needs is a greater focus on

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	Various Artists: Motown Remixed

If all remix discs were this good, well... the world would be a better place, I'll say that much.

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7 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Wilderness: Wilderness

Bombastic art-rock for vocal fetishists. This might break your head.

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	Nine Pound Hammer: Mulebite Deluxe

Essentially, Nine Pound Hammer are the Dictators from the bible belt, and Mulebite Deluxe has caught them at the top of their powers.

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	Lorna: Static Patterns and Souvenirs

Dreamy, mood-making British group influenced by Mazzy Star but with its own special take on a cloudy, dreary, dark and yet still hopeful world.

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	The Likwit Junkies: The L.J.‘s

Just one MC and one DJ, Herut and Babu officially christen their pairing with a lengthy offering.

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	Tony Bennett: Jazz Moods: Cool

Yet another collection of jazz-oriented pop from 'the singer's singer'.

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	Arch Enemy: Doomsday Machine

With their fifth album, Arch Enemy are poised to become one of the world's premiere metal acts.

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5 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Façade

The ability of the game's characters to keep things moving even when you aren't keeping up your end of the conversation is a big part of what makes Façade successful.

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The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

Random House has released a fresh translation of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. According to Tim O'Neil, it's the version for the ages.

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Sacred Planet (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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This gorgeous IMAX film turns very different groups of people into a noble primitive mass.

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The Naked Truth / Never Let Go (1958/1960)

Peter Sellers creates a calm-before-the-storm tension between this persona and later violent outbursts.

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5 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Last Days (2004)

A mediation on sadness, desire, lack of direction... and yes, Kurt Cobain, Last Days seems almost to stretch out its minutes.

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5 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Junebug (2005)

The film portrays such reframings and delimitations, of borders that can't be crossed, in images at once delicate and acute.

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5 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

A series of rowdy antics instead of a sustained storyline, The Dukes of Hazzard is all about the car.

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5 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Broken Flowers (2005)

A sort of minimalist male melodrama, Broken Flowers tracks a journey through regret and hope.

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	Pearls Before Swine: The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings

This new compilation pairs up the legendary psych-folk band Pearls Before Swine's fascinating debut, and its somber and inferior sequel.

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	Leela James: A Change Is Gonna Come

Leela James' small frame packs a punch as big as her hair, and her potential is palpable. Despite aiming at the old stars, though, she remains frustratingly stuck in today's well-worn orbits.

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	Goldspot: Tally of the Yes Men

What do you get when Pop East meets Pop West? Unsurprisingly, a highly-melodic affair of the heart.

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