Reviews
	Negativland: No Business

Negativland fights the good fight against corporate America and the recording industry -- what they don't seem to realize is that winning that fight requires a hard and fast solution.

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DJ Shadow: Endtroducing… [Deluxe Edition]

In terms of its influence, its stature and its quality, Endtroducing... could lay a serious claim to being the most important album of 1990s.

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	Solomon Burke: Live at the House of the Blues / Soul of the Blues

There are moments on these albums befitting a man with the title 'the King of Rock 'N' Soul', but there are plenty more that would be better suited to a Blues Brother.

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	Audioslave: Out of Exile

Audioslave are back and still making music that doesn't live up to expectations. Still, they are not without hope.

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9 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

For a band that knows exactly how to get itself onto lovers' mixtapes, Pinback sure needs some help choosing its opening acts.

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9 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The L Word

Although there is probably someone in L.A. just like Mark -- art house aesthetic on the outside masking a Joe Francis attitude on the inside -- he never seems completely believable.

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Hating Women: America’s Hostile Campaign Against the Fairer Sex by Shmuley Boteach

My worry, of course, is that young people concerned about the current state of entertainment and women's rights in this country will read Boteach without skepticism.

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9 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Machinist (2004)

Trevor is an image disappearing, more about reduction and loss than self-knowledge and identification.

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Scottish group returns yet again with another album that, although lighter in some respects, critics and fans alike will lap up without question. What a shock!"

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	Summer at Shatter Creek: All the Answers

Craig Gurwich's sophomore disc is a beautiful, assured effort in melancholy indie rock. However, you might want to wait until autumn to listen to it.

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8 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Pole Folder: Zero Gold

It is a surprisingly strong album in that it evokes a field of reference well removed from the dancefloor, but in translating the sonic palette of a minimalist genre to more traditionally kinetic forms he exposes a key conceptual weakness.

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8 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kava Kava: Maui

Kava Kava Kava Kava, Shish Boom Ba / Guitars and yer Big Beat suck real hard.

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8 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Clouds Forming Crowns: self-titled

Guided By Voices associates Tim and Todd Tobias create a satisfying album of deceptively intricate indie rock.

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	Bobby Conn and the Glass Gypsies: Live Classics, Volume 1

This ain't no con job. Bobby and the band play sleazy glam rock as if the world depended on them for guidance and a good time. Let's dress up and join them!"

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8 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	COH: 0397 Post Pop

When you hear the music of COH, do you start salivating? Wait -- I'm getting my Pavlovs mixed up.

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8 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Traveling the less-trodden path of the 'alternative' usually rewards. The concept of letting alternative creators play with their favorite DC Comics characters is a refreshing change from the mundane DC world.

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Left without a label, the Appleseed Cast is touring the country as their own courier, delivering demos to labels across the lower 48. If their live display is any indication of the band's creative stock, someone had better pick these boys up soon.

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8 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Blow Out: Season Two

Jonathan constructs himself as part Everyman, part tough businessman, part amalgam of various movie stars.

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The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete First Season

The Bob Newhart Show manages to rise above generic formulas.

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8 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilman

If one can gain anything from Hypocrite, it is perhaps that everyday occurrences can be just as meaningful and life-shaping as depressive hardships -- and absolutely make for a far superior read.

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Guster + Kishi Bashi Perform at Central Park Summerstage (Photos)

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"Guster's Summerstage performance was a showcase of their infectious and poppy music from the last 24 years.

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