Reviews
	Gatsbys American Dream: Volcano

A concept album about Mount Vesuvius?!? Bring it on! Seattle lit types deliver one of the year's best rock albums.

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	Franklin Delano: Like a Smoking Gun in Front of Me

This Italian group's attempt at experimental neo-roots music lacks form, shape, and perspective.

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	Eluvium: Talk Amongst the Trees

What we have here is an assembly of sound whose origin seems to be wholly not of this earth.

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26 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Deerhoof: Green Cosmos

Would-be No-wavers refuse to be pigeonholed with this surprisingly enjoyable, and endlessly inventive EP.

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	Dressy Bessy: Electrified

For the last several years, if the Denver indie scene has had an It Girl, it's been Tammy Ealom.

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26 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Walter Beasley: For Her

Can 'smooth jazz' be particularly bland and mushy? Yes -- yes it can.

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	Dierks Bentley: Modern Day Drifter

Great windows-down-stereo-blasting summer album that also happens to be a good product from Nashville.

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The truth was, I really did want to see the bands at Music Midtown more than the ones at Bonnaroo. I swear.

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24 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Four years of torturing the Fishers has worn my patience thin.

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Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament

As with the best games based on environmental puzzles, level design is paramount.

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24 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

War by Candlelight by Daniel Alarcón

The revolutionary heart, truly the essence of the Lima depicted within these pages, never grows old.

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24 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Rize (2005)

The bodies are dynamic, the skin glistening, the costumes clownish, and the faces painted into stark, self-asserting abstractions.

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24 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

My Summer of Love (2004)

Their romance seems alternately fluid and jaunty, as they explore one another and their own feelings.

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24 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Land of the Dead (2005)

Predictably macabre, darkly comic, and grimly class conscious, Land of the Dead imagines a world where humans turn against each other when facing dreadful fates.

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24 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

Whether or not you believe any angle of Lindsay Lohan's ever new image, she's certainly learned how to recycle, a useful skill in her chosen profession.

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24 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dirty Filthy Love (2004)

We are introduced to Mark as he's lying in bed unable to move, from his room, also his sanctuary from the uncontrollable world around him.

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24 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Bewitched (2005)

Like most movies starring Will Ferrell and all movies based on TV series, this one tries too hard.

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	Various Artists: The Bunny Lee Rock Steady Years

Moll-Selekta has quickly established a considerable reputation with impressive reissues of Jamaican artists, such as Cornel Campbell and Barry Brown. The Bunny Lee Rock Steady Years is its latest set of golden nuggets.

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	Pine*am: Pull the Rabbit Ears

J-Pop yawningly steamed over with vapid electronic textures.

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23 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Old Haunts: Fallow Field

If minor chords, eighth notes from a fuzz bass, and the occasional arpeggio rupture make you salivate, read on.

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