Reviews
Monty Python’s Flying Circus - Eric Idle’s Personal Best

Monty Python pioneered the stream-of-consciousness comedy style, which meant every show was like a conversation that flowed from a start to an end.

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20 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Breaking Bonaduce

What is startling, is how every single bad decision, personal fuck-up, and human flaw is written on Bonaduce's raw face.

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20 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Tyrant by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

In Tyrant, the pulleys and winches of Manfredi's fictional techniques are embarrassingly visible right from the start.

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19 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Brandon Schott: Release

Singer/songwriter Schott's debut album shows great promise with a number of mellow soft-rock gems.

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	Our Lady Peace: Healthy in Paranoid Times

The lyrics are good. The melodies are decent. The problem is, the two can't manage to work together long enough to result in something compelling.

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	Leo Kottke / Mike Gordon: Sixty Six Steps

Guitar legends Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon have invented a new genre -- calypso-folk. And it rocks.

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19 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Gabin: Mr. Freedom

This is merely the finest in modern retro-lounge funk, and when you consider the slightly shopworn state of the genre, enthusiasm can make up for a myriad of sins.

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The Fall: Hex Enduction Hour: Expanded Deluxe Edition

The lavish reissue of the seminal 1982 album by The Fall sounds just as potent today, or perhaps even more so.

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	Curumin: Achados e Perdidos

Get lost. Then find yourself with a Brazilian wunderkind.

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	A.R.E. Weapons: Free in the Streets

At some point the high concept gave way to the concept of simply getting high.

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	The American Analog Set: Set Free

One of the quietest bands in the world (sporting a drummer) prove that you can record some excellent songs without a Marshall stack (most of the time).

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19 Sep 2005 // 4:00 PM

My Name Is Earl

Earl's not the sharpest tool in the barn, but his learning process made for entertaining TV.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Green Day

I guess it's show biz... or maybe just... NEW JERSEY!!!

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Surface

Surface is all about the lurk. The dark, portentous menace of something not quite seen.

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Rumpole of the Bailey - Set 3, Series 5-7

Rumpole plots were primarily an outlet for Mortimer's humor, morality, and social viewpoint.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Just Legal

Sure, this has all been done before, but familiarity doesn't make Just Legal any less fun.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bones

It's a weak TV-by-numbers show that makes no attempt to live up to the Temperance Brennan books, and it has a single scant hope of surviving the scheduler's cull.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

A World of Light by Floyd Skloot

Illness has shrunk Floyd's world and forced him to concentrate on his immediate surroundings, and this means he engages with the geology, the weather and the vegetation around him with a visceral intimacy.

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	Wire: The Scottish Play: 2004 [DVD]

Two distinct performances from post-punk pioneers Wire; one consistent vision.

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18 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Timo Maas: Pictures

A superstar DJ, Brian Molko, and Kelis walk into a studio. And they make a pretty good album!"

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The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

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"New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.

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