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	The Thieves: Tales From the White Line

In the sweepstakes to make the most derivative rock album ever, the Thieves live up to their name.

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31 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Pipas: Chunnel Autumnal

Re-release consisting of original album and EP that will send Belle and Sebastian fans looking for their, well, Belle and Sebastian records.

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31 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Meat Katie: Fabriclive 21

One of the best and most comprehensive breakbeat compilations in years.

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	B.B. King: Chronicles: 3 Classic Albums

This is prime B.B. King, and you'd be hard pressed to find anything better, either in his catalog or anywhere else in the blues.

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	The Juan MacLean: Less Than Human

Juan MacLean. Juanita MacLean. Juan's gay robot best friend. Hilarity ensues.

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	Jackson United: Western Ballads

If the cover of your diary or is woefully lacking in angsty quotes, or your yearbook entry has room for a few quick jabs at your ex, have I got the album for you.

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	High School Sweethearts: Heels ‘n’ Wheels

Co-ed garage poppers deliver too much of a good thing on their sophomore album.

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	Devo: Devo - Live 1980 [DVD]

In spite of the poor video quality, the new Dual Disc release is a historical document worth preserving, remarkable for the fact that a record of the show even exists.

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	Above This Fire: In Perspective

A satisfying start for a punk rock band that just may soon become a household name.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dudes? What were you thinking? Hoang was clearly inferior to his competitors in the subtle art of airy rockness. His technique was most heinous and his (imaginary) riffs most unkind.

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Tilt: The Complete First Season

The players in Tilt have so little respect for poker that the honor of the game is lost amid shaky deals and legs getting snapped.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Job: The Complete Series

Denis Leary and Peter Tolan's desire to rehabilitate the sitcom not only meant changing the way characters interact with each other, but also the show's structure.

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Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes and the New Reality of Race in America by B

Just because Kitwana and other outside observers believe that youth in general should be rising up against its misguided elders, unfortunately doesn't mean that such a movement is underway.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Warrior (2001)

As efficient as he has been over his long and fearful career, Lafcadia's will to change comes on him with a rush.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sky High (2005)

This cartoony coming out story soon gives way to a cartoony straightening out story.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Stealth (2005)

Kara's a lovely, leggy, perfectly made-up figure whose primary purpose is to provide moral framing for the boys' brilliant strikes and calculations.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

9 Songs (2005)

9 Songs knows the limits of its material, and doesn't test them.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Must Love Dogs (2005)

This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Inheritance (2003)

In Ulrich Thomsen's brilliantly minimalist performance we see the dissolution of a weak man, a man unable to muster the self-possession necessary to control his own destiny.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Girl from Monday (2004)

In the film's America, the government has been replaced by an advertising firm.

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