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	Monk’s Music Trio: Think of One

Idiomatically subtle with guts, able to drive and harness every element in the piano trio with wit, not least of all the pianist's left hand, into -- well -- the music that's Monk's. They ought to be heard live in concert!"

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10 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

LCD Soundsystem: self-titled

LCD has had mad buzz for three years without actually releasing an album. Which means, of course, that the knives were out for this record among the scenesters.

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	Sonny Landreth: Grant Street

John Hiatt's right hand man returns with a live album showcasing his brilliant collage of blues, rock and a bit of the Bayou.

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10 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Flat Earth Society: ISMS

Little did we know that a bunch of Belgians were up to something so unbelievably freaky.

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10 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Farma: Farma

Farma shows much promise on their debut EP, but ultimately proves to be its own worst enemy.

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10 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Boyz II Men: Throwback

Reel in Boyz II Men's tribute album, enjoy a listen or two, then throw back.

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10 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

This story is for anyone who is a fan of family-friendly quest adventures.

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10 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

We, the consumers of capitalist society, are complicit in and just as responsible for all the oppression that our culture exports.

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	Sasha & John Digweed: Renaissance: The Mix Collection (10th anniversary Edition)

Don't let the self-serving nostalgia and portentous imagery of this deluxe package divert you from the real attraction: the beautiful, beautiful music contained herein.

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9 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	NRBQ: Dummy

These four guys aren't dummies, despite rumors to the contrary. In fact, this is one of their most enjoyable albums since the early days.

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9 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Magnapop: Mouthfeel

Magnapop comes out of nowhere to quietly put out Mouthfeel, one of the better warm-weather pop records you may have come across in, say, a decade or so.

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9 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Die Warzau: Convenience

Die Warzau goes pop! Never imagined it would ever happen, never imagined it could sound this good.

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9 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Ciara: Goodies

Goodies is nothing new, but it is executed well.

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	...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: Worlds Apart

The Austin, Texas trio's second major-label album is a painful shift into FM alternative rock territory that bears very little resemblance to the band that gave us Source Tags and Codes.

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9 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hey! Spring of Trivia

Bemoaning his horrible home life and numerous nasty ex-wives, Takahashi is a walking Friar's Club routine.

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9 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls is not the show it started out to be. It's a generation deeper, and much better.

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8 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jarboe: Anhedoniac

An album that serves as a binge and purge of raw human emotion, on display for anyone who dares to look.

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	Richie Hart: Blues in the Alley

Hart, an electric guitarist of real lyrical flair, can say a lot in few notes and a lot more in many: he swings paying tribute to the ancestors, a joy!"

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8 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Devlins: Waves

Forever haunted by comparisons to U2, Ireland's The Devlins return with their best release yet.

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	Crash Test Dummies: Songs of the Unforgiven

Like a bright orange plow in a deep Canadian winter, the Crash Test Dummies keep on trucking, this time with an album full of dark philosophy and absolutely no Campbells' Soup references. Merci.

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