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	Iggy Pop: A Million in Prizes: The Iggy Pop Anthology

Iggy Pop is the godfather of punk, the world's forgotten boy, a streetwalking cheetah with a heart full of napalm, Bowie sidekick, and generally fucked-up rock 'n' roll lunatic who should have died in a gutter 30 years ago.

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	Hanne Hukkelberg: Little Things

Hanne Hukkelberg's debut album heralds her arrival as a major new talent.

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	Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker: Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945

A long-lost 1945 recording of Bird, Diz, and Max in the full flush of their youthful invention. Sparkling, crackling, thrilling American music.

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	Field Music: Field Music

Does the Law of Diminishing returns apply to music scenes? More 'angular' post-punk throwbacks from the UK. Only this time, they have pianos.

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	Deadman: Our Eternal Ghosts

Texas duo sounds like the perfect nightcap to a Ryan Adams/Caitlin Cary reunion show. Eerie, airy but rarely so complete is this record.

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The Texas songbird has a voice like no other and, while her scatting may leave something to be desired, her melodious tones remain as deeply personal as ever...

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How the Hula Girl Sings by Joe Meno

In the acknowledgements in Joe Meno's third novel, Hairstyles of the Damned, Meno writes, 'You Suck It: Judith Regan. Badly. And all you other bad publishing corporations. Be ready, the end is nigh.'"

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1 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Slim Susie (2003)

Thanks to globalization, DVDs, and satellite TV, American imagery (more specifically, indie imagery) has worked its way into almost all foreign film. The Swedish Slim Susie is a beneficiary of this cinematic crosspollination.

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	Brian Setzer: Rockabilly Riot! Volume One: A Tribute to Sun Records

This album is a labor of love, plain and simple, that will appeal to fans of the artist and the material.

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31 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Greg Osby: Channel Three

Osby continues his winning streak with a fresh-sounding saxophone trio approach.

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	North Mississippi Allstars: Electric Blue Watermelon

On their fourth studio album, the World Boogie vision of the North Mississippi Allstars starts to come into full bloom.

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	Minotaur Shock: Maritime

Wide eyed beats meet up clarinets, violins, flutes and more on a satisfying disc of blissed out electronica.

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	Lucero: Nobody’s Darlings

Rock 'n' roll poetry finds a new voice. Lucero outdo themselves again.

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	Ferry Corsten: Passport: Kingdom of the Netherlands

My ears were open when I popped the disc into my CD player -- it just so happened that what came out of the speakers was frightfully dull.

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	Harold Budd and Eraldo Bernocchi: Music for ‘Fragments from the Inside’

Budd and Bernocchi explore their minimalistic tendencies through a work that is too subtle, nuanced, and developed to even approach the label of 'minimal'.

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31 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Dear John for dear Ted...

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31 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

How to be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson

The author's prescription for a better life doesn't assume that we're going to go to yoga every day or maintain a distance from drugs and alcohol.

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31 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

Then they get to the Dirk part, that is, their much-considered intentions for their hero, their plans to create the 'dynamic of Dirk'.

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The Arthur Dong Collection: Stories from the War on Homosexuality (2005)

The documentary clearly shows that the 'war on homosexuality' is far from over.

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	David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World

Everything here was originally released on a studio disc, and a listen to those original versions followed by these live takes shows just how well-conceived Ware's music can be.

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