Reviews
	Chris Hillman: The Other Side

Longtime Gram Parsons friend, Burrito Brother, Byrd, and Desert Rose man breathes new life into some of his quality back catalogue.

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	Fruit Bats: Spelled in Bones

Dropping in the dead-heat of summer, the Fruit Bats' latest is the sweetest lemonade.

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	Jill Cohn: Seven Year Surrender

The kind of album that can make even the most hardened cynic think twice before issuing judgment.

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7 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Afu-Ra: State of the Arts

Former Jeru the Damaja protégé sheathes lyrical swords, gets jiggy.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Singer/songwriter snobbery is written on my palms. I can't leave without it and I tend to sneer at vocalists who get help with their material. We all do. So are we wrong?

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Into the West

Into the West is honest about the role of women, both Caucasian and Native American.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Empire

Empire can best be summed up as a buddy movie-cum-hero's journey update of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

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How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life: Reluctant Confessions of a Big-Butted Star by Kirstie All

The most refreshing aspect of Kirstie Alley's story is that it's her story -- find yourself offended by that triple-X laundry service comment? Doesn't matter, this isn't your fat-experience.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Starting Over (1979)

Starting Over captures the sting of loving someone despite knowing he is going to break your heart.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Good Father (1985)

Within minutes of its start, Mike Newell's The Good Father has thus established Bill's rage.

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	Télépopmusik: Angel Milk

French trio's sophomore release is less music for dancing than for the bookends of a night out.

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6 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	S.U.M.O.: S.U.M.O. Rebounces

A pair of industrious Swedes add their special touch to world dance music, rebouncing and remixing their way to an interesting result.

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	Joshua Redman Elastic Band: Momentum

The idea of a brainy and ambitious young saxophonist finally breaking out into his own is an extremely inviting bandwagon.

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	The Planet The: You Absorb My Vision

What we've got here is failure to communicate. In a word, The Planet The confounds.

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6 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Mayday: Bushido Karaoke

Ted Stevens and co. return with another country-gothic outing that possesses wit, charm, and a disquieting sense of dark beauty.

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	Glenn Hughes: Soul Mover

Black Sabbath and Deep Purple legend continues with perhaps his strongest album to date. The recipe helps with two bits of Chili Pepper however.

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6 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Flunk: Morning Star

If we had a modern equivalent of AM radio, this is what the stations would play.

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	Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks

The French mistress of bucolic bliss is still very much away with the fairies, none of whom have gone death metal since her first album.

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6 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hip-hop holds the ears of Japanese youth. To wrest its grip it'll take something pretty wild: Jungle won't do it and Drum and Bass is right out. But could an all out JDB assault be the ticket?

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6 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Cut

One can only hope that the title of The Cut proves prophetic and it is cut soon.

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