Reviews
	The Soundtrack of Our Lives: Origin Vol. 1

TSOOL went back to the studio pumped up by years on the road and recorded a leaner, faster, and all-round more muscular set of songs.

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13 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Little Barrie: EP

Four-song teaser from London-based trio is fun and rambunctious, but leaves many doubts as to what can be expected from the band.

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	Klute: No One’s Listening Anymore

The album is a revealing statement in a scene that often prides itself on conformity.

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	Nanci Griffith: One Fair Summer Evening… Plus! [DVD]

A glimpse into Nanci Griffith's early days of promise as she stepped into the limelight with a live recording.

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	Robert Wyatt: Dondestan (Revisited) [remastered]

One of the more overlooked albums in an overlooked artist's discography, this reissue features Robert Wyatt in a semi-successful collaboration with his poet wife. Plus: a Sesame Street style children's song about Palestine.

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	Brooke Valentine: Chain Letter

There's a new she-riff in town, and her name is Brooke Valentine.

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12 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Soulive: Steady Groovin’

Steady Groovin' is an excellent primer for anyone unfamiliar with Soulive's imperfectly-conceived yet satisfying career.

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	Point Line Plane: Smoke Signals

On synth and drum trio Point Line Plane's sophomore effort, they are shown up by their own album artwork and one sheet.

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	Ocean Colour Scene: A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad

Imitation isn't always the sincerest form of flattery and somebody needs to tell Ocean Colour Scene.

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12 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The National: Alligator

Pretentious, unimaginative and a complete waste of time, this Alligator should be put out of its misery and turned into a stylish wallet/belt combo immediately.

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	The Frames: Burn the Maps

The Frames sound like a folk band at heart, but they structure their songs around steady builds, employing crescendos, electronics, and stadium dramatics to outsize their music.

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12 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

I should have been in ecstasy but the question kept springing to mind: Is there any reason to attend a live DJ-set?

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The Asshole Magnet: A tale of big rock, Swedish flags and pills for not smoking.

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12 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Meh, double meh, and a welcome respite from the pretense of gravity.

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Tonight Champaign became the windy city. But were we blown away or was it just long-winded?

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12 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hot Topic attire doesn't usually promise a fulfilling night. Luckily these kids have better taste in music then fashion.

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12 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

While there were 'political' statements 'aplenty what I got was this: 'Dance, idiots!'

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12 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Time of Angels by Patricia Schonstein

We find out that the real hell exists on earth in the forms of war, death and destruction.

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My Eyes Are Nailed, But Still I See by David Niall Wilson and Brett Alexander Savory

I found my brows had furrowed, my fingers were numb, and I wanted to put the book down and run away. And then I realized -- that's why I read horror fiction.

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The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America by Eric Idle

Idle's humanity, ultimately, saves this book from becoming a run-of-the-mill title that usually clogs the humor section at your local bookstore.

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