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The Clientele: Strange Geometry

The new Clientele disc is awfully good, besting everything in Belle & Sebastian’s catalog on an album-by-album basis save for The Boy With the Arab Strap and Dear Catastrophe Waitress.

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30 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Brakes: Give Blood

Punk goes country when this British dream team tackles their first LP with WANTON ABANDON.

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Angels of Light & Akron/Family: Akron/Family & Angels of Light

I'm going to keep telling you how good this band is until you listen to me.

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	Atmosphere: You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having

Atmosphere follows up the behemoth Seven's Travels with something a little smaller, a little more spontaneous, a little bit better.

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28 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Wilco

The presence of one six-year-old girl changed everything...

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Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization by Pat Choate

The intellectual property debate typically divides into two camps -- those who defend the rights of ownership and those who defend free speech.

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28 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Weather Man (2005)

Dave begins to carry his bow with him on the sidewalk, a man suddenly proud, slow-motioned, and anachronistic, a walking metaphor.

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28 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Prime (2005)

Wise and soothing, Lisa occasionally sounds more like a girlfriend than the usual movie shrink, and this is, you think, a good thing.

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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Martin Scorsese's film is about Dylan's early life among the Mister Joneses of his era, ahead of rock and roll's learning curve and suffering the judgments of the slower kids in his class.

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28 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

This opening action is acrobatic, the explosions thrilling, and the sword-fighting is sensationally swooshy.

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In the Shadow of the Stars: Members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus - PopMatters Film Review
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In most cases, the performers are doing what they do best -- performing. And so they resist appearing too vulnerable.

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	Various Artists: Never Lose That Feeling, Volume One

New shoegazers cover old shoegazers, but mostly without the shoegaze. What's the point?"

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	Stevie Wonder: A Time to Love

If you care about being cool, walk away now. We won't miss you.

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	Bebo Valdés: Bebo de Cuba

Methuselah lived 900 years, but who calls that living compared to octogenarian Cuban-born jazzbo Bebo Valdés who's still kickin' it after all these years.

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27 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Tangiers: The Family Myth

Animated rock and roll never felt so frightening and right as this.

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27 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Simply Red: Simplified

Hucknall has produced a collection of stripped-down, jazzy numbers that reflect the maturity of an artist who has been going strong for two decades.

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	The Lovemakers: Times of Romance

Ah, the '80s... synthesizers, sex, skinny ties, and snorting. While many bands reference the '80s, the Lovemakers actually capture the neon-pink decadence of the Reagan era.

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	American Princes: Little Spaces

Contradictions be damned, the American Princes could be on their way to becoming modern classic rock royalty.

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27 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	AFX: Hangable Auto Bulb

Out of eBay and into our CD players -- Richard D. James experiments with drill 'n' bass on this reissue of the rare EPs.

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27 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Jamie Lidell

Lidell is balls out brilliant, a mad hatter collision of soulful creativity. And, he's just as good doing a capella...

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