Reviews

9 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Aphrodite: Overdrive

There's not a lot of variety to be found on Overdrive, but that's hardly a problem if all you're looking for is a shot of pure adrenaline.

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Cat Power + Dexter Romweber

On an 'off' night Chan Marshall's antics piss off more people than they win over. But what about an on night?

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Wordplay: The Philosophy, Art and Science of Ambigrams by John Langdon

It's fitting then that, as Da Vinci Code mania reaches a ridiculous fever pitch (in preparation for the 2006 big screen version) Langdon and Broadway Books are dusting off Wordplay for a new reprinting.

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Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

And where, you might ask, is 50 Cent coming from? In a word, money.

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Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows (2005)

Frankly, having sat with my kids through Transformers, Pokemon, Hello Kitty, Bratz, and My Little Pony videos, the Bionicle series is a work of comparative genius.

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	Various Artists: Jamie Oldaker’s Mad Dogs & Okies

A celebration of Oklahoma's country blues musical heritage.

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	Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock [DVD]

Experience Hendrix has done a tremendous service to aficionados the world over by adding another treasure to the archive.

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8 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Early Man: Closing In

A harmless album of retro metal has been inexplicably released by an indie rock giant, which is bound to confuse both metal fans and indie kids alike.

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8 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Dials: Flex Time

You're supposed to like the Dials. They're girls doing punk. They're sassy. Some big-time critics have gotten behind their momentum. So, do they deserve the hype?"

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	The Crimea: Tragedy Rocks

Talented UK band The Crimea release an amazing UK album. Americans will have to wait until 2006 to buy a bloated, merely great version.

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	The Campbell Brothers: Can You Feel It?

I dare you to listen to Can You Feel It? without moving your body. If you do so, you're either deaf or dead.

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	Bobby Bare: The Moon Was Blue

First album in 22 years by country maverick is co-produced by Bare's son. But don't call it a comeback.

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	Bliss: Quiet Letters (U.S.Edition)

Anyone still have that second Enigma album in heavy rotation? Didn't think so.

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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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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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