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	John Doe: Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet

Former X-man delivers a homebrewed distillation of old scratchy blues, country-folk, and noir, heavily annotated in mortality -- one could say that Doe is priming himself for a watershed Time out of Mind-caliber record any day now.

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20 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Backyard Babies: Tinnitus

First socialized medicine, now hard rock bands - Sweden continues to put America to shame.

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20 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Mars Black: Folks Music

The way Nebraska-born Mars Black drops the name Bob Dylan, you'd expect his stories to dance across your retina and linger in your eardrums. All of which makes Folks Music a disappointing effort.

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20 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Zoo Keeper

If you've played Bejeweled, you've all but played Zoo Keeper.

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20 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Lumines

Lumines succeeds largely because it is both very similar to and yet completely different from any falling block puzzle game before it.

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20 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dope Farmer

Every harvest provides more money to expand your farm with. It's all very easy. Which is kind of the problem.

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	Emiliana Torrini: Fisherman’s Woman

On her first album in six years, the talented Torrini equals the beauty of her debut album, in an entirely different way.

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19 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Trafik: Bullet

This is a good album -- the problem is that it isn't a great album.

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	Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?

No more croaking ballads? Have Stereophonics finally decided to move on or are they just Britrock revivalist bandwagon jumpers?"

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	Charles Lloyd: Jumping the Creek

Mostly one session too many, this session doesn't take itself lightly. As music, rather than an aid to meditation, it's short on original substance and long on repetition, stretching, exquisitely played padding. Inessential.

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	Damien Jurado: On My Way to Absence

Delivering his most consistent record to date, Damien Jurado bypasses some of the dynamics that have made past songs so incredible.

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	Capercaillie: Grace and Pride: Anthology 2004-1984

This double disc anthology celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Celtic band from England and contains 38 tracks from each of Capercaillie's 15 albums, plus previously unreleased bonus tracks.

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19 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Worn Copy

Wilson's Smile and Dylan's Basement Tapes in under two years: The abbreviated half-life of a 21st century outsider artist.

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They may have minimized the

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19 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

On occasion the teens did distract, holding conversations about making out and sneaking booze in the trunks of their cars.

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19 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

' work. Whatever it is, it's enough to hamper his otherwise easy ascent.

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19 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

After two songs my friends walked out. They found the music 'inaccessible', though that isn't the word they used.

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19 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hitchcock is compared to his English brethren John Lennon and Syd Barrett, but it's with Dylan that his true alliances lie.

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19 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

I liked 'Hungry Like the Wolf', but I couldn't reveal it. My Maiden-loving friends would have laughed me off the lunch table.

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19 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

makes its home.

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