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	The Robert Cray Band: Twenty

Like a great pair of jeans, Robert Cray is easy to take for granted. His latest is nothing new, nothing startling, but it's comfortable, sturdy and built to fit your curves.

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23 May 2005 // 3:00 PM

The Big Town (1987)

In Cullen's rise to the top, he summarily steps on everyone who tries to help him or slow him down.

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23 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

I'd never tell this duo that I love their music; they'd just roll their eyes and blow smoke in my face.

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23 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Smallville

Lex's desire for all things Clark turned increasingly fraught and increasingly intimate this season, often bordering on the homoerotic.

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23 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Séance (2004)

As Koji and Junco drift apart, not only is their dialogue minimal, but they also appear repeatedly framed by windows and doorways.

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	Various Artists: Billy Crystal Presents the Milt Gabler Story

Subtitled 'from 'Strange Fruit' to 'Rock Around the Clock'', a 30-minute DVD of Billy Crystal reminiscing about his jazz and pop producer uncle's amazing achievement, plus a CD of copious, very various audio evidence.

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	Various Artists: Verve Remixed, Vol. 3

Three discs into the Verve Remixed series, jazz goes careening into the ghetto.

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	Various Artists: Made in Sheffield [DVD]

Music fans would be surprised to know that the frequently dismissed town of Sheffield gave the world such bands as the Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, ABC, and, ahem, Def Leppard.

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22 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Dungen: 1999-2001

In 2004, with very little fuss or fanfare, Gustav Ejstes, the Swedish multi-instrumentalist mastermind behind the one-man folk-psych phenomenon Dungen, released Ta Det Lugnt, a brilliant

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22 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Do or Die: D.O.D.

Do or Die follow their younger Chicago colleagues, Twista and Kanye West, into the American limelight with this impressive but lousily packaged new record.

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22 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Benzos: Morning Stanzas

Benzos - a New York narcotic, aimed at your head.

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	Ryan Adams & the Cardinals: Cold Roses

Meet the new Ryan Adams: same as the old Ryan Adams.

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21 May 2005 // 3:00 PM

, except his songs...

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#6

20 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

We can't blame DC for giving the fans what they want.

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20 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Knowing just how disgusting and sketchy Asbury Park actually is means that people need a pretty damn strong reason to visit.

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Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads by Greil Marcus

Like a Rolling Stone is not great cultural analysis or musical study, but it's a work that's both insightful and fantastic.

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20 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

3-Iron (Bin-jip) (2004)

The oddly mystical, utterly material film opens with a set of images and sounds almost too close to identify.

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Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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Mad Hot Ballroom doesn't cover up the difficulties of losing, even when showing the exultation of winning.

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20 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Fearless Freaks (2005)

For a world-famous band, respected and requested by everyone from Beck to Justin Timberlake, the Flaming Lips are a group of humble, down-to-earth guys.

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20 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are classic tragic characters: incredibly intelligent men felled by their own hubris.

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