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	Nine Black Alps: Nine Black Alps EP

The NEXT next big thing in Rock? I doubt it.

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	Ted Nash & Odeon: La Espada de la Noche

A state-of-the-art jazz saxophonist tackles tango and swamp music. Who says jazz all sounds the same?"

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	Kanda: All the Good Meetings Are Taken

How refreshing: A synth-pop band that treats itself as more than simply '80s throwback.

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	Applied Communications: Uhhh Sort Of

Noise collage artist Max Wood exhumes his own corpse, turning the death of his mother and his own existential crisis into a naked lunch.

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8 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Doom and Gloom from the Tomb: A very weird Starbucks and the lighter side of pitch black.

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Footballer’s Wives: The Complete Series One

Footballers Wives is sort of a Desperate Housewives meets North Dallas Forty.

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Meet the Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender, and the World by Steven D

At the outset of this interesting and often incisive cultural history, Steven Stark tackles this obvious question: 'Why on earth would anyone need another book about the Beatles?'"

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8 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Undead (2003)

Imagining it as a pastichey homage, the directors make plain here their affection for the low-budget zombie genre, and a few horror and western details too.

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8 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Heights (2004)

Isabel dances along the edges of her life, hoping to maintain enough speed so as not to have to look at it.

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Gone in 60 Seconds: Director’s Cut (2000)

The trailer for Gone is a particularly unpretentious distillation of the film's key elements.

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8 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Fantastic Four (2005)

As Marvel comics fans already know, being zapped by a radioactive cloud in outer space alters your DNA according to your sense of self.

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8 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dark Water (2005)

The more anxious Dahlia becomes, the more the dark, soppy, unruly apartment resembles her state of mind.

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	Various Artists: The Best Mashups in the World Ever Are From San Francisco

In the here-and-now, there are few things quite as enjoyable as a good mash-up.

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	Superaquello: Bien Gorgeous

I just want to be the first to say it: this record is a psychedelic masterpiece.

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	Sinead O’Connor: Collaborations

In every case on Collaborations, you're reminded of two things that should actually be very hard to forget: O'Connor's voice is gorgeous, and she rarely competes with the song.

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	Need New Body: Where’s Black Ben?

Need New Body continue to laugh at out loud while keeping the joke to themselves on their scattershot third album.

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7 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Miss Kittin: Mixing Me

Miss Kittin is one of the very best and most imaginative DJs working today, but as enjoyable as Mixing Me is, it is still something of a gimmick.

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	Chris Hillman: The Other Side

Longtime Gram Parsons friend, Burrito Brother, Byrd, and Desert Rose man breathes new life into some of his quality back catalogue.

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	Fruit Bats: Spelled in Bones

Dropping in the dead-heat of summer, the Fruit Bats' latest is the sweetest lemonade.

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	Jill Cohn: Seven Year Surrender

The kind of album that can make even the most hardened cynic think twice before issuing judgment.

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