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	Nas: Street’s Disciple

With middle age rapidly approaching, ghetto poet/prophet Nasir Jones settles in for the long haul. Of all his peers, he ages gracefully, although Street's Disciple two discs reflect the less-focused Nas of the past, a Nas that's ready to hand off the baton, but unsure what to do next.

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	Mnemic: The Audio Injected Soul

Heavily indebted to the abrasive, progressive strains of Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad and Soilwork, Danish five-piece Mnemic are fully intent on taking contemporary metal

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6 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Adam Marsland: You Don’t Know Me

More musically complex than any previous Marsland collection, You Don't Know Me serves up an intriguing mix of largely piano-driven compositions.

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	The Grip Weeds: Giant on the Beach

The Grip Weeds wear their influences like badges of honor. The New Jersey band plays the kind of jangly, space-age rock perfected by bands like

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6 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Brandon Butler: Killer on the Road

The lower the volume, the more likely you are to be taken seriously. While not a hard and fast rule, it’s a pretty accurate

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6 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

White Noise (2005)

White Noise falls into that least-likely-to-succeed genre, the horror film released in winter.

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William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (2004)

Pacino, noted lover of Shakespeare, strives for a multi-dimensional characterization of the angry Shylock, underlining his sadness and indignation.

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6 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Woodsman (2004)

Walter (Kevin Bacon) lives in a world perpetually gray.

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6 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Faith in his own work ethic keeps Paul from acknowledging the turmoil erupting all around him.

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5 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Nikki Sudden & the Last Bandits: Treasure Island

Hail, hail the collective conscience! And, rock and roll, of course! After spending roughly 30 years languishing in relative obscurity, Nikki Sudden has finally been 'discovered' by the music scene.

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5 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Late BP Helium: Amok

The sad, but entirely foreseeable demise of the Apples in Stereo has raised some questions as of late, primarily regarding whether there is any life

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	J-Zone: A Job Ain’t Nothin’ But Work

It is disconcertingly rare, these days, to find an MC whose primary mode is self-effacing, and not self-aggrandizing. Modesty and humor are two almost lost

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	In Flames: Soundtrack to Your Escape

Although In Flames have still yet to achieve great success in North America, the Swedish band, over the past decade, has become one of the

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	The Foreign Exchange: Connected

Little Brother's Phonte and Nicolay of the Netherlands make beautiful music together while proving that message boards ain't all bad.

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5 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Efterklang: Tripper

Efterklang's otherworldly debut effort proves why the Icelandic instrumental is the classical music of the 21st century.

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5 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Bowman: Living to Dream

Since this appears to be Boston’s year (curses reversed and then some), it’s not a big surprise to find a Bostonian making great

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Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal

The perfect blend of humor that was actually funny, running-and-gunning action, and platformer puzzles and timing was almost more than I could handle.

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5 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel Havoc

Disney is sitting on a goldmine but is too blind to see it.

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5 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dead or Alive: Ultimate

DOA: Ultimate is generating a lot of buzz and quite a bit of talk for 'Game of the Year' awards in action/fighting genres, but the truth is that all of this acclaim is really for half the package.

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5 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Alien Hominid

Lost lives are actually one of the ways in which the game establishes its old school credibility.

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