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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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	Röyksopp: The Understanding

The Understanding definitely shows the growth of a young group and the innovation that Röyksopp have been experimenting with since their 2004 debut, but they haven't yet reached the height of their potential.

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	Palaxy Tracks: Twelve Rooms

Via Chicago, these Austin boys make good but not great.

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30 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	OK Go: Oh No

This may be one of the first albums that could be at home stored next to either Sloan and Jet as Spoon or the better material of Guided By Voices.

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30 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Hard-Fi: Cash Machine EP

With Hard-Fi, they have taken a look at what has come before them Stones, Specials and Kasabian and decided that they want to change it to reflect their own idealism.

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30 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	José González: Veneer

The O.C. discovers the next Nick Drake. His blood's Argentinean; his passport's Swedish; his music is mope-folk; your reaction is pleasant.

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30 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

'Most punk bands break guitars, we break woodblocks.' And how!!

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30 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Star Trek:  Enterprise - Season 2

Star Trek: Enterprise is currently poised to be remembered as the underdog of the Trek franchise.

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Don’t Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Nev

He's a gay Jewish Canadian. Swoon! If only I could be one of those things, I would never get over my own fantastic exoticism.

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The Constant Gardener (2005)

That might be the film's most potent insight, that the white guy cannot save the day.

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Clueless: Whatever! Edition (1995)

When I first read I just thought, this is funny. This was by the lady who directed Fast Times and apparently they had the girl from the Aerosmith videos in it.

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29 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Armand van Helden: Nympho

Both rock and house are very loud. An effective hybrid doesn't call for compromise; it requires nothing less than full on war. Subtlety need not apply.

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29 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Superpitcher: Today

Superpitcher takes you for a spin... Hear the needle lift when it's all over.

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	Rufio: The Comfort of Home

The new album from the band ostensibly named after a character from Steven Spielberg's Peter Pan movie. 'Nuff said.

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	Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill Acoustic

Gone are the redeeming qualities that made Jagged Little Pill a definitive album. In their stead is a collection of songs rehashed and dandified by an artist content to drag her legacy through the mud.

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29 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Darkane: Layers of Lies

A rare feat, a classy Swedish metal album that appeals to metalcore fans, without dumbing down the sound.

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	The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: Live at MCG

While not constantly bushing the boundaries of innovation, this band succeeds on the sheer talent of its players.

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	Terry Allen: The Silent Majority (Terry Allen’s Greatest Missed Hits)

Yesterday's leftovers make tasty main dishes. This reissue of Lubbock, Texas native Terry Allen's early oddities and one-offs serves as a good combination plate from an artist who knows that being weird is just one way of being in the world.

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29 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

If there was poetic justice, this show would have been filled. Hell, this is THE BEACH, yet the amphitheatre was only 1/3 full. It's a blasted shame...

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Futurama Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection

It is a short but powerful argument in favor of Matt Groening's dream project.

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