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	Richard Hawley: Coles Corner

On his fourth album, Richard Hawley solidifies his reputation as one of the UK's finest singer-songwriters.

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	Fine China: The Jaws of Life

Fine China aren't from China at all. But is their quite good pop music British or American? Let's discover, shall we?"

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5 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Fursaxa: Lepidoptera

Fursaxa's works confront you with an ornately elaborated but ultimately private universe of insular symbols, a forbidding place you can admire for the thoroughness with which it has been imagined, but not somewhere you can imagine yourself.

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	The Bluefoot Project: Brave

Drawing from strong and varied influences, this urban collective delivers chillful soul from the funky underground, and the result is so much more than a chillout album.

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When you've been in the business for as long as these guys, you can do whatever the hell you want. Of course, that can be a good thing...

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The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Third Season

Gomer had us at 'Gol-lee'.

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2 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Sea by John Banville

These were the moments I truly cared about Max and his experiences by the sea. I identified with him, with his longings, and his fearless divulgence of his most private secrets and thoughts.

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2 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Underclassman (2005)

Before you can say, 'Drew Barrymore', Tre's got himself a spot just outside the cool-kids-on-campus clique.

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2 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

The team has a plan by which all this devastation will be erased. If only the same might be done for A Sound of Thunder.

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Bigger than the Sky (2005)

Bigger than the Sky starts off with its heart in the right place and ends up with almost none at all.

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Bob Dylan: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack

A portrait of the legend as a young genius.

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	Music A.M.: My City Glittered Like a Breaking Wave

Electronic pop music for travelers, computer melodies for the caring: this EP floats and breathes through your waking life.

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	Lina: The Inner Beauty Movement

Indie soul one-hit-wonder follows up her great, idiosyncratic first album with a drearily positive sophomore effort that strikes out for the mainstream, only to succumb to anodyne stupor.

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1 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Longwave: There’s a Fire

Yet another band of State-side Anglophiliacs, this time pilfering wholesale from the corpse of early '90s shoegazers. Thanks, but no thanks: we've been there, done that, and paid the import prices far too many times.

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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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