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Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection (2005)

Bill and Ted have barely a brain between them and speak in brilliantly realized Surferese: they're that guy you know who still snickers at the double entendres in Van Halen album titles.

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21 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Bad News Bears (2005)

Morris Buttermaker's (Billy Bob Thornton) efforts to 'get down' with his token black player lead to slogany appreciation for the struggle ('Don't trust whitey') and the requisite 'the shizzle'.

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	Various Artists: Is It Rolling Bob? Dub Versions

Is it rolling? More like a dull unfurling.

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	Various Artists: Elektronische Musik - Interkontinental 4

Somewhere along the way, techno got skinny. Things were lush, then they got small. This is pan-European unity, microhouse-style.

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	Luke Temple: Hold a Match for a Gasoline World

One part Jeff Buckley, one part Neil Young, and one part Wayne Coyne, Luke Temple is responsible for the surprise of the year thus far.

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	Studio Pankow: Linienbusse

Teuton techno trio take six years to make improv record named after bus schedules. Unsurprisingly, it's not turbo-charged- but it was worth the wait.

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20 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Major Stars: 4

One of the album's ample musical sequences seems to evoke Jehovah, general of heaven, controlling cosmic battle sequences between Heaven and Hell with his formidable lead guitar.

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	Daniel Lanois: Belladonna

Daniel Lanois' instrumental voyage willingly pitches us into an ocean made turbulent by conflicting emotions.

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	Doug Hoekstra: Su Casa, Mi Casa: The Official Live Bootleg

At his best, Doug Hoekstra shakes off the folk music clichés and demonstrates how songs can transport listeners to a specific time, place, and state of mind.

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20 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Doveman: The Acrobat

Funereal anti-pop songs from this New York City band court the post-post-cocktail hours.

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20 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Stella

It's like watching three fruit flies buzzing around inside a jar that's too small to house them.

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20 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dead Like Me: Second Season

Roxy, bless her, is acutely practical: 'Everybody can't get a monument, otherwise the world'd be one big-ass graveyard.'

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The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography by Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter

One of just three books published about Mexican wrestling films, Cotter's excels in providing the most information and the best laid out history of the genre so far.

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20 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Admissions (2004)

This near obsessive concern for Emily's well-being also limits Evie's experience, even her desire for experience.

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19 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Miguel Zenón: Jíbaro

Young jazzman Miguel Zenón is busting out all over the place.

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	Stanley Turrentine: Jazz Moods—Cool

Vintage CTI recordings that get the balance between jazz and schmaltz just about right.

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	The Tremeloes: Here Comes My Baby: The Ultimate Collection

When they say that this is the ultimate collection for these relics from the British Invasion, they really do mean ultimate.

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19 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Son Volt: Okemah and the Melody of Riot

The first new Son Volt album in seven years rocks as hard as Crazy Horse with the protest spirit of Woody Guthrie to guide it.

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19 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Fugs: Virgin Fugs

1966 album from legendary New York City underground band is reissued on CD for the first time since its original release.

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	Fauna Flash: Worx: The Remixes

The mixes on this disc represent some of the most ingenious examples of the remixer's art currently available.

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