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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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	Kate Earl: Fate is the Hunter

Kate Earl proves that the world is big enough for two attractive Alaskan women to mix pop, jazz, and blues.

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	Jack DeJohnette: Music from the Hearts of the Masters

The royal jazz drummer releases two on his own label: an encounter with an African kora master and a single track of healing and meditation music.

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Hidden Howie: The Public Life of a Private Nuisance

Hidden Howie lifts so many premises from other shows, it's difficult to find in it the slightest crumb of originality.

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17 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Wishing Stairs (2003)

This is a gorgeous piece of work with superior production values, a mystical, haunting score, and superb young actors.

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	Tremolo: Love Is the Greatest Revenge

Tremolo want to change the world through music. In fact, they're willing to give half of their profits to achieve this aim. There's only one problem here...

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	The Plus Ones: Oh Me of Little Faith

Second album of Power Pop band is good: different, but not better, to be precise.

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16 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ox: Dust Bowl Revival

Ox tries its luck at quoting Americana and fails miserably, proving English teachers right: quotations should support an argument, not fill up space to meet a length requirement.

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	Salim Nourallah: Beautiful Noise

Grown-up pop that tackles the Big Issues, Beautiful Noise is more the former than the latter.

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