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The White Stripes + The Shins + Brendan Benson: 24 September 2005 - Brooklyn, NY

Against the backdrop of Coney Island, the Earth shook. And no, it wasn't from the Cyclone...

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Power Rangers S.P.D. Vol. 2: Stakeout / Power Rangers S.P.D. Vol. 3: Wired

The problem: invading aliens. The solution: precocious teenagers. Isn't that always how we save the universe?

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19 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Grey’s Anatomy

Confession and communication aren't the norm at Seattle Grace. Instead, the hospital crew all harbor secrets.

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The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

While there are no fantastical elements present in Tatsumi's stories, the overall sense of dread and undisguised revulsion at the human condition which pervade his worldview are strong enough to evoke the most horrific of reactions.

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	The Southland: Influence of Geography

The Southland head north for the first few, then head south for other summer-sounding songs that leave you somewhat out in the cold.

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18 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	M83: M83

The domestic reissue of the M83's debut finds a band still testing its wings.

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18 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Induce: Cycle

It's a rare album that can evoke both 'My Funny Valentine' and My Bloody Valentine.

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	Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra: Not in Our Name

Less an album of political conviction than an article of American hope, this gorgeous recording transcends difference and discovers delicate beauty.

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	Echo Depth Finders: The City of Dolls

Echo Depth Finders eschew the slick production and self-aggrandizement of traditional hip-hop, only to find themselves lost in figuring out how to deal with what's left.

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	The Earlies: These Were the Earlies

In 2004, NME gave their album a 9, but decreed their members too ugly to depict; their debut remains a weird and wonderful Earlies ticket to future sights unseen.

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	Deerhoof: The Runners Four

Deerhoof hones its formal experiments. Everybody wins!"

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	Death Cab for Cutie: Drive Well, Sleep Carefully [DVD]

The goodness of this film relates directly to the viewers' like or dislike of Death Cab for Cutie songs.

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18 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Chikinki: Lick Your Ticket

But Chikinki represent the cutting edge of synthesizer rock circa 2005. Unfortunately, attitude or no, the songwriting isn't as strong as the sound is powerful.

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18 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Gravel Pit

These guys reeled to the cusp of something bigger, but never attained the massive presence they deserved. Of course, some conclusions aren't convinced of their finality...

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18 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mission to America by Walter Kirn

The novel's main problem is that Kirn lacks the right touch for this kind of material.

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18 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Separate Lies (2005)

Minute for minute, the film has more angst, betrayal, and guilt than most daytime soaps muster in a year.

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Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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The film doesn't cover up the difficulties of losing, even when showing the exultation of winning. All these kids, all their experiences, matter.

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18 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Face (2004)

The same lyrical invention that propels Face's narrative also serves as a stark lesson in the importance of solid plotting.

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18 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Fog (2005)

As usual, the child is the one with a clue; as soon as Andy sees the digital fog rolling in, his eyes go wide and he murmurs, 'It wants us.'"

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	Various Artists: Blue Sueños

Finally, a 'chill out' compilation that does just that-- and rewards listening, too.

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