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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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Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition (1995)

It seems odd that this well-executed formula buddy comedy would have such a tortured birthing process.

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28 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

Gorgeously textured and musically ambitious, this album is a testament to West's top-of-the-game production skills, but as an MC he's still got a few lessons to learn.

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	Tierney Sutton: I’m With the Band

Bringing hyper-technique into the scat-o-sphere, the jazz vocalist releases a partly-live set that dazzles -- maybe too much.

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	Motion Pictures: Motion Pictures

Bring summer to a bittersweet close with this darkly beautiful album from the Isle of Wight.

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	Damian Lazarus: Bugged Out Presents Suck My Deck

So often, even the best efforts of top-name DJs can seem rote -- but Suck My Deck is at the very least interesting from the beginning to the very end.

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	A Gun Called Tension: A Gun Called Tension

The resulting amalgam is more thoughtful than the pop thud of Rage Against the Machine or Linkin Park, but not as clever as any of the aforementioned.

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28 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Embrace: Out of Nothing

Out of Nothing is the sound of music being super-sized and stuffed into a happy meal. All that's missing is a toy. Oh wait -- the album comes with a screensaver!"

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	Stephen Bruton: From the Five

Longtime Texas musician gets his dadrock on.

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This June I set out on the road with my fellow Spinto-Heads to chronicle the band's first 'real' East Coast tour and relish what would most likely be their last shows in obscurity...

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