Reviews
	Partyline: Girls With Glasses

The party line on this Partyline is simple: Fun, mildly nostalgic but altogether uninspiring.

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	Morning Spy: The Silver Age

A fine record with loud echoes of other fine bands and records. If they're not careful someone might accuse them of something untoward.

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	Tord Gustavsen Trio: The Ground

This delicately balanced piano trio blends slow tempos, a gospel feel, and delicious restraint into something lovely. You almost feel guilty for liking something so beautiful, but this music gets under your skin and into your head.

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	Grey DeLisle: Iron Flowers

Critics will alter their year-end lists, thanks to this stellar album to which descriptions like 'Americana' or 'traditional' do not begin to do justice.

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5 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Richard Davis: Details

This is a minimal house record recorded with a deep house sensibility, and fastened to a sincerely gorgeous pop framework.

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	Jordan Chassan: East of Bristol, West of Knoxville

Chassan's living in his own private Tennessee and there ain't no place he'd rather be singing and playing his homemade music.

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5 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

What City of God star sells out a Monday gig? Seu, can you dig it? Who gets love from all the favelas, and Bill Murray? This Seu cat is one baaad malandr..., shut yo' mouth! I'm talkin' 'bout Seu!

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5 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Metroid Prime 2 Echoes

Because the developers were unwillingness to alter the model they created in 2002, newcomers and veterans alike will find themselves bothered rather than fulfilled.

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5 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Beauty and the Geek

Ashton Kutcher needs to get the memo: watching people embarrass themselves will only garner laughs for so long.

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Richard’s Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson

In the realm of modern newspaper publishing, a strip like Richard's Poor Almanac is an anomaly. The well-documented homogenization of the funny pages has resulted in increasingly generalized and toothless strips aimed straight at the largest possible demographics.

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5 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Double Dare (2004)

Jeannie Epper actually stands for longevity, not retirement, the example that Bell might follow once all the bright lights disappear.

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5 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Bride & Prejudice (2004)

Lalita is daring independent whose education involves coming to terms with both her constraining heritage and her desire to fit in.

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	Various Artists: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver - Live

Yee-haw: a concert held to honor a real honky tonk hero shows the pleasures and perils of tribute discs.

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	Youth Group: Skeleton Jar

Though inconsistent, this group's sophomore effort contains a few gems, while hinting at something grander next time around.

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	Little Freddie King: You Don’t Know What I Know

Every time you think Fat Possum has reached the end of its rope, they pull another... well, possum out of their butts. This time, it's the upbeat, lowdown groove of Little Freddie King.

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	Peter Himmelman: Imperfect World

Imperfect World sounds like the work of someone who has a lot of things to say, and doesn't much care in what order he says them.

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	The Heavenly States: Black Comet

Genre-blenders hide their secrets in words and sounds, but they don't give us an answer sheet.

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4 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Hanin Elias: Future Noir

As a part of Atari Teenage Riot, her voice was just one element in a very large and violent organism, but here she doesn't have waves of overwhelming static to hide behind anymore.

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	Laura Cantrell: Humming by the Flowered Vine

Cantrell is only three albums into her career, but she's fast becoming an underground country icon. This album shows why she's the rightful heiress to Lucinda Williams.

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1 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

The hip-hop film festival represents a baby step in proving that Montréal is indeed a capable hip-hop city and that hip-hop itself now belongs to the world.

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