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	Bring Back the Buffalo: Bring Back the Buffalo

A tale of two techno geniuses: One finds his voice; they both go Postal Service.

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21 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Threshold

Threshold doesn't want to give too much away (typical of the genre), making the central crisis hard to fathom.

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21 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Head Cases

There's lots of 'adult' humor and madcap legal maneuvering. The Practice should have been this much fun.

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21 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

E-Ring

No one else could make this dialogue sound like poetry quite like Dennis Hopper, so misfitted for his role as a Pentagon Colonel that he seems perversely perfect.

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Don’t Kiss Them Good-bye by Allison Dubois

The problem with DuBois's book is that exploration of this miraculous and otherworldly gift is lost amid a confused, unfocused work that can't decide if it's a memoir, self-help book, or a book of advice for potential psychics.

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	Gerald Veasley: At the Jazz Base!

Philly bassist takes a local band into his own club and turns up the heat.

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	Tenement Halls: Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells

Merge Records Veteran Chris Lopez Gives You What You Want - Probably.

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	Billy Joe Shaver: The Real Deal

Having survived unthinkable loss and near death, Billy Joe Shaver sounds wise, confident, and doggedly upbeat -- even when he's singing a heartbreaking tune. Who else could title his album The Real Deal?"

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	Shukar Collective: Urban Gypsy

I know it sounds strange, but bear with me on this one.

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20 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Opeth: Ghost Reveries

If you're going to buy one metal album this year, make it this one. If you're a metal fan, what are you waiting for?"

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	Melodium: La Tête Qui Flotte

This is a veritable feast of fragile, intricate melodic composition -- the effect is startling, sparse and ethereal.

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	The Knitters: The Modern Sounds of the Knitters

Legendary punk band X's alt-country-lovin' alter egos take 20 years to release their sophomore disc; memo to band: keep your day jobs.

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20 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Horace X: Strategy

On Strategy, Horace X combines serious musical chops with near-unmatched energy, all while doing away with the evidently outdated concept of 'genre'.

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20 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Nace's style may alienate average comic book readers, even the more sophisticated ones.

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20 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Supernatural

Supernatural is also a modern-day cowboy story: nomadic young men with nothing but their weaponry, transportation, and grit, obeying no law but their own.

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20 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

My Name Is Earl

What's so wonderful about My Name Is Earl is that it's a comedy with its heart in the right place and everything else gleefully in the gutter.

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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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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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