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	Bantu featuring Ayuba: Fuji Satisfaction

Facts up front: This is a collaborative record between Adé Bantu, a Nigerian/German dancehall/rapper who belongs to the Brothers Keepers collective, and Adewale

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8 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Masters of Horror

Before you know it, the moon man is getting scissors in the eye and homemade arrows through the shoulder. It's horror Home Alone-style.

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8 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

What On Beauty lacks in stylistic verve, it makes up for in overarching, mammoth storytelling.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Two-Disc Deluxe Edition (2005)

Tim Burton's movie is mostly perky, slightly edgy, and dully episodic.

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	Various Artists: Childish Music

What's good for adults isn't always good for kids. Ekkehard Ehlers gets his inner silly on, but what for?"

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	Meat Beat Manifesto: Off-Centre

Jack Dangers freaked out his fanbase with a jaunt into jazz on his last full-length release, At the Center. Off-Centre is where he tells that same fanbase to chill out, already.

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	Modern Giant: Satellite Nights

Aussie popsters use some spoken word pieces to form a well-rounded record recalling The Smiths and any Down Under band worth their salt.

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	Michael Holland: Tomorrows American Treasures

Holland maintains his extraordinary focus, showing his astute respect for traditional American music while varnishing it with enough trippy nuance to keep it vital.

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	Isaac Hayes: Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It?

As a compendium for those who can't be bothered to actually buy the real albums, I suppose you could do worse.

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	Hella: Concentration Face/Homeboy

Noise rock duo Hella refuse to relent on new DVD/EP combo.

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	Tim Fite: Gone Ain’t Gone

Good 'ole white homeboy from Brooklyn mixes bargain bin samples and a southern accent. Oh, and he perpetuates a myth that he was born without blood. Are the two related? Do we care?"

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	Defunkt: Defunkt + / Thermonuclear Sweat +

In the beginning, Defunkt was a mad scientist of a band, attempting to splice together jazz and funk in ways no other band had ever attempted. Think of this two disc set as its little mutant baby.

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	The BellRays: The BellRays @ the Barfly [DVD]

Let the BellRays take you on a wild ride... going back to school has never been as much fun.

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7 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

John Hiatt + The North Mississippi Allstars

Funk and chicken: A Tuesday night in Utecht with John Hiatt and 1,000 friends.

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7 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Colbert Report

What The Colbert Report ridicules, then, is our tendency to listen most closely to those with whom we agree, whose shining unrealities make us feel good.

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Beavis & Butt-head, Vol. 1 - The Mike Judge Collection

With this DVD collection, Beavis and Butt-head may emerge better equipped to claim a spot in animation history.

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and Joseph Campbell: In Search of the Modern Myth by Stephen Rauch

Rauch takes The Sandman on its own terms, as a comic book, not as a paper movie, or as a piece of disposable pop culture.

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7 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

This is the first thing I've read of Neil's where the voice of the narrator sounded just like him. It's sharp and witty and clever and, well, British.

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The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

Far from being a sermon, the movie is no bromide against girlish promiscuity, but a mature consideration of love found through 'unconventional' means.

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	Various Artists: Gilles Peterson Digs America: Brownswood U.S.A.

British DJ works hard so you won't have to. But you might want to anyway.

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