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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

The man-whore's back.

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19 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Asylum (2005)

The affair leads to disaster, not least because Stella feels compelled to punish Max for his emotional abandonment.

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	Various Artists: 80 Records and We’re Not Broke (Yet)

Label sampler/celebration has much to offer for hardcore and punk music fans.

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18 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Slough Feg: Atavism

The latest album by the Bay Area band celebrates everything that was great from early '80s heavy metal.

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The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema

Highly anticipated third full-length from Vancouver collective offers up another round of smart, audaciously engaging pop.

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	Moping Swans: Lightninghead to Coffeepot / Circus Devils: Five

In this double-dose of Robert Pollard, one is not like the other.

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	B.B. King: The Ultimate Collection

Regal in name and stature, the King of the Blues is paid tribute with the latest thumbnail sketch of his historic career.

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	Ernest Dawkins’ Chicago 12: Misconceptions of a Delusion Shades of a Charade

The future of jazz in Chicago is a bright one, indeed.

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	Def Harmonic: All These Worldz

Second album from Milwaukee hip-hop duo is full of P-Funk grooves and trippy rhymes, but has only a couple standout tracks to show for it.

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18 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Criteria: When We Break

Everything has become watered down in the world of the Criteria front man.

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When I bumped into a stumbling Billy Idol on my way to get a beer, something became immediately clear: this wasn't going to be the same ol' same ol'...

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Undeclared: The Complete Series

As Judd Apatow points out, 22 minutes is a challenging timeframe for developing characters, making jokes, and advancing the plot.

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18 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Starved

Much as the Seinfeld foursome reflected the shallow, carefree, self-absorption of the '90s, the Starved four reflect U.S. anxiety after 9/11.

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Outlaw Volleyball Remixed

Racial epithets seem largely to be one of the few ways that a young rebel can, well... rebel anymore.

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18 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bleed Into Me: A Book of Stories by Stephen Graham Jones

Jones's characters are always a hair's breadth away from incarceration, eviction, or any number of other troubles.

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	Various Artists: Sugar Lumps

'Classic' psychedelic rock 'n' roll from the '60s and '00s. That's right, '00s.

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17 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Works: The Works

The Works are the masters of heartfelt pastiche, taking the swirls, swells, runs and flourishes of the psychedelia genre, piecing together moving pictures of free love and acid trips.

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	J.W. Warren: Life Ain’t Worth Livin’

Yet another great slice of the blues from the George Mitchell collection.

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	John Vanderslice: Pixel Revolt

Welcoming new literary characters into the world, in the form of a song... they could entertain you for years.

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	String Cheese Incident: One Step Closer

Proving themselves as something more than a jam band, SCI's new album showcases their ability to write accessible three- and four-minute songs -- and that's a good thing!"

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