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Twisted Metal: Head-On

The first Twisted Metal games were equal parts sunshine and mayhem. While colorful, they possessed a morbid sense of humor and were addictive gameplay experiences.

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Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman by Richard

Feynman's letters remind us of what we're supposed to be doing: pursuing discovery.

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2 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Malevolence (2004)

The movie toggles over into autopilot, following the flight path established years ago by John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper.

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	Jimmy Thackery: Healin’ Ground

The man needs no subtlety, a blues singer or guitarist who could pass visually for a country singer and does play Soulabilly and R&Babilly too.

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1 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Supagroup: Rules

Cock-rockers extraordinaire, Supagroup is decadent, over-the-top and deadly serious all at once. And, oh -- Rules is the best party record of the year, too.

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	Magnolia Electric Co.: What Comes After the Blues

Magnolia Electric Co.'s studio debut is humbler and quieter, but (never fear!) as yearning and high-lonesome as ever.

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1 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Stephen Malkmus: Face the Truth

Despite an occasional need for Gas-X, Stephen Malkmus's third post-Pavement album finds him regaining the playfulness and inspiration that made him an indie-rock icon.

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1 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

Enuma Elish: Leviathan

Enuma Elish is a jazz group, a rock group, a post-rock group, an electronic group, a funk band, and an avant-garde world music group.

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	Brand New Sin: Recipe For Disaster

The perfect music for a summer afternoon with a tubful of beer on ice.

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1 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Autechre: Untilted

There is a degree of work involved in acclimating one's self to the extremely heady altitudes at which Autechre dwell, but it is trivial compared to the serious delights that await the conscientious listener.

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1 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

The crowds are mature -- usually adults in their 30s -- and polite. Nobody's knocking elbows to get to the bar, which leaves listeners relaxed...

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1 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sports Kids Moms and Dads

It's hard to get past the idea that the underdeveloped feelings of adolescents shouldn't be used in such a heartless manner.

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The Saint - The Early Episodes, Set 1

Such righteousness could have easily overwhelmed another TV series, but Roger Moore's charisma saves the day.

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1 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

This idea had so much potential, but EA managed to screw it up so badly you really have to wonder how the game ever saw the light of day.

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1 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Cream: The World’s First Supergroup by Dave Thompson

Think of you and about 15 or 20 of your friends from high school... now imagine the lot of you irrevocably and inarguably change the course of music history. That's what happened in the era covered in this book.

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Lucinda Williams: Live from Austin, TX [DVD]

This 16-song set documents the period in Lucinda Williams' career when she was about to leave the mortal realm of underground hero and enter the pantheon of great American songwriters.

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31 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Us3: Questions

1993 was a long time ago, and what was sly and cosmopolitan then is elementary now.

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31 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Sleater-Kinney: The Woods

Consistently challenging and absolutely thrilling, S-K's seventh release is a renewal of the word 'loyalty': to a band, and to rock 'n' roll.

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	Kelly Joe Phelps: Tap the Red Cane Whirlwind

Stupendous guitarist in syncretic singer-songwriter style writes extremely strange lyrics, accompanies exquisitely.

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	The Locust: Safety Second, Body Last

More madness from the most insane grind band in America.

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