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	Hot Hot Heat: Elevator

On their follow-up album, Hot Hot Heat make sure you'll want to visit, even if their cleanliness keeps you from staying at home.

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4 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Grenadier: Hand Offensive

Talented indie trio Grenadier has put together a charming, laidback and eclectic mix of songs that unwind best over several listens.

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	Corrosion of Conformity: In the Arms of God

COC's Pepper Keenan auditioned to be Metallica's new bass player. Thank heaven he didn't get the job.

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	David Bowie: David Live / Stage

Masterpiece Theatre: David Live, re-mastered, re-issued (again)... and why it's worthy of re-appraisal.

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	The A-Sides: Hello, Hello

The A-Sides have taken the melodies that were undeniable in the '60s and recast them in a way that, although isn't terribly unique, is terribly catchy.

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4 Apr 2005 // 4:00 PM

Sideways (2004)

On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.

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4 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Punk’d

Amidst the feverish rumors of his imminent paternity, it's nice to know that Ashton Kutcher can still make time to catch his friends acting like babies.

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4 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Odd Girl Out

Odd Girl Out exposes the ways that girls can be stupid and violent, even when they're not physically assaulting one another.

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4 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Living with Fran

Fran's so grating and Riley's so bland that their pairing -- titillating generation gap aside -- holds no interest.

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4 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Grey’s Anatomy

Melodramatic? Sure, but in a rousing, manipulating, on-with-the-show kind of way.

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4 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Eyes

Tim Daly stars as Harlan Judd, a guy who's good in the room -- any room, actually -- because he's never without a smartass quip.

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4 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Current Affair

The Current Affair universe swings between poles of outrageous horror and humor.

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Behind the Camera: Mork & Mindy

The formula emulates Behind the Music: a rapid rise, tragic fall, and feeble/noble comeback, but without rock stars and with eager young actors made up to look vaguely like tv stars of yore.

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	Various Artists: Beatwave Japan

Like the self-checkout line in the grocery store, Beatwave Japan works better in theory than in practice.

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	My Way My Love: Hypnotic Suggestion: 01

If you hear this playing in your record store, it may just be time to find a new place to shop.

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	Los Super Seven: Heard It on the X

If you were able to pick up these 'outlaw' stations coming from just south of the Texas/Mexico border, then you got a wild, eclectic mix that included rock, norteno, country, Texas swing, and R&B that the mainstream American stations were afraid to play.

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	Frank Hewitt Trio: Not Afraid to Live

Frank Hewitt died before his first album came out. He was 66, and with Louis Hayes on drums and Ari Roland on bass, his second album demonstrates a sort of piano music sought for years. Why wasn't he heard?"

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	Fantomas: Suspended Animation

The greatest supergroup on the planet have decided to tackle the crazy world of cartoon music. Heaven help us all.

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	Chatham County Line: Route 23

If all you need from an album is sincerity, then start polishing off the Grammy right now; this record is caked in sincerity, covered in it like mud on a 4X4.

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	The Arts and Sciences: Hopeful Monsters

Recorded mostly live in just two weeks, the new album from Atlanta-based songwriter Paul Melançon and his band flexes its meta-song muscles.

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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