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	Snoop Dogg: Bigg Snoop Dogg’s Puff Puff Pass Tour [DVD]

The filmmakers start to draw out a larger message: The Drug War was a second American Civil War, led by a racist Southern family named Bush, to re-imprison blacks and other minorities.

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5 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Miss Kittin: I Com

Gone are the allusions to coke-filled after parties and velvet ropes opening like eager draw bridges. Apparently life as Miss Kitten has been rougher than I might have imagined.

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	Ladysmith Black Mambazo: On Tip Toe

Filled with fascinating interviews and rife with moving music, the film outlines in a lucid and poetic manner the history of these high-profile South African cultural ambassadors.

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	Kaki King: Legs to Make Us Longer

The day that the world runs out of female coffee-house folk performers who evolve into folk pop artists will be the day the world ends.

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	The Exploding Hearts: Guitar Romantic

I’ve written four f**king reviews for this album already. No matter what I try, it still ends up being the central point. I

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5 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Eminem: Encore

It's his least funny album ever, but it's got some good beats, catchy hooks, and, of course, unparalleled assonance, meter, tempo, breff control, and especially rhyme.

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	Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at Montreux 1997 [DVD]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer never have to worry about their reunions tarnishing their legacy. There have been few bands as critically unloved as these monsters

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3 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Moolaadé (2004)

Understanding the political possibilities of film -- as a commercial as well as artistic medium -- Ousmane Sembene makes his case with color, song, and movement.

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3 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Jandek on Corwood (2004)

This documentary on defiantly obscure indie-rock cult figure Jandek reveals not so much the man-behind-the-myth, but rather, the myth-behind-the-myth.

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House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (2004)

While the men's trajectories seem well delineated, Mei's fate and meaning are both more opaque.

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3 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Closer (2004)

This leads to titillation, judgment, desire, and commerce all around. How Howard Stern.

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	Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Tango Nuevo

Tango nuevo got its start (as much as genres or styles get starts) in Argentina in the 1950s. Astor Piazzolla worked at this time to

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2 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Wolf Eyes: Burned Mind

On this latest effort, the Michigan-based trio reaches to paint a dense, tortured picture of the world with the urgency of a caged animal. Not an entirely out of place sentiment in today's times.

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2 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	White Boy: No Gray Area

The first time I got called “white boy” I was 13. A kid asked me for a dollar; when I told him I didn’t have

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	UNKLE: Never, Never, Land

While fashion has moved away from electronic music of late, and as it slips back underground and re-groups amidst a cacophony of scarcely original post-punk revivalists, its encouraging to find work such as this that continues to excite and develop.

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	Steve Turner: And His Bad Ideas

In the early ‘90s, when certain—and at times vastly dissimilar—rock bands from the Northwest were lumped in together under the same marketing banner,

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	Skating Club: The Unfound Sound

The Skating Club is former Difference Engine member Aubrey Anderson. With his shoe-gazing days behind him, as they are with most bands, Anderson still needed

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	Nirvana: With the Lights Out

As amazingly important as Nirvana were, they became popular the same way anyone else ever has: they happened to be saying the right thing at just the right time. If their timing had been off by just the merest fraction, they could have easily fallen into line with the Pixies, the Replacements and Pavement as yet another greatly esteemed but commercially overlooked indie band.

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	Death Angel: The Art of Dying

Death Angel should have been huge. Along with Testament, the San Francisco band emerged from the thriving Bay Area thrash metal scene in the late ‘8

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	Dub Trio: Exploring the Dangers Of

Dub Trio come with a little novelty attached. Since dub reggae originally emerged from Jamaica as the almost accidental creation of studio engineers and producers,

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