Reviews
	Sloan: A Sides Win - Singles 1992-2005

The band's greatest albums may not even match the best of The New Pornographers or Teenage Fanclub, but narrow the competition down to singles and they've got at least a puncher's chance.

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6 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Keith Jarrett: Radiance

Radiance is unique in this venerable line of concert recordings, and reestablishes Mr. Jarrett as one of the few truly gigantic talents in modern jazz.

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	Gomez: Out West

Something old, something blue, something borrowed, but nothing new. If you don't know Gomez then this live double album was meant for you.

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6 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	!!!: Take Ecstasy With Me/Get Up

Standing on the fringe of a flock of indie rockers who would rather dance than shoe-gaze, the latest experimental single from the always emphatic !!! shows them moving toward two possible futures, both salacious and audacious (oh, yeah, and you can dance to it)!!!"

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6 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Cex: Know Doubt

Rjyan Kidwell sounds confused. Sometimes it makes for good listening. Mostly, though, it's kind of boring.

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A downward spiral?. Reznor, is finally putting the demons of perfectionism and substance-abuse to bed, and that's not an entirely good thing.

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6 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Desperate Housewives

I'm stunned that Wisteria Lane is rife with homicidal nut-jobs and no one seems to care.

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6 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Food Force

Unlike Carmen Sandiego and America's Army, Food Force makes no effort to disguise its message.

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	The Vibrators: Live Energized: CBGB 2004 [DVD]

The poor Vibrators get a bad rap. On the surface, they seem to have a great punk pedigree, but as ubiquitous as they've been, the Vibrators are one of the most derided bands of British punk.

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5 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Trivium: Ascendancy

A band of 20-year-olds plays really, really fast, and aims for the highest metal star -- Metallica.

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	Sparrow: The Early Years

Sparrow combines pop and classical music '60s style. The band hasn't made its 'Walk Away Renee' yet, but the birds have created some fine music.

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5 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Scout Niblett: Kidnapped By Neptune

Scout Niblett delivers an uneven, unnecessarily difficult album. Just like she wanted to.

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	John Digweed: Choice: A Collection of Classics

Choice offers an interesting look at what fans like Digweed were listening to in the years immediately leading up to the advent of mega-clubs and superstar DJs.

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5 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Coldplay: X & Y

Brace yourselves, it's here. The fans will love it, the band's popularity will grow even more, and EMI can rest easy.

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Wango Tango will never be confused with anything meaty. But, then, the vegetarian's delight can be tasty at times.

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Lego Star Wars: The Video Game

Never has a rating seemed more appropriate to me. The game indeed invites 'everyone' with its 'E' rating into the obsessive realm of the collector.

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Point of Purchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture by Sharon Zukin

Zukin points out that in a world where 'too many goods chase too few buyers' it shouldn't be surprising that we're shopping more but enjoying it less.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

If its resolutions are at times too neat, the movie can also be refreshing, allowing the girls to be confused, perceptive, foolish, mad, and generous.

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3 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Rock School (2004)

Self-loving and foul-mouthed, Paul Green is the ideal star of his own show.

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3 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

The most thrilling moments in Lords of Dogtown involve skateboard wheels.

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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