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Alexander: Director’s Cut (2004)

Oliver Stone calls his Alexander 'a new genre, a masculine-feminine action figure,' more like Monty Clift and James Dean than Russell Crowe.

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X-Ray Spex: Germ Free Adolescents

This reissued, oft-overlooked punk classic has never sounded more relevant.

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	Faris Nourallah: King of Sweden

An assured solo outing from one half of the Nourallah Brothers. The potential for greatness is here.

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	Allison Moorer: The Definitive Collection

This compilation chronicles Moorer's career prior to the decidedly rebellious The Duel. As The Definitive Collection illustrates, she was always an outsider.

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	Peter Grummich: Switch Off the Soap Opera

Peter Grummich is a master manipulator of minimalist mélange. He busts out some solid beats, too.

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	Lauren Ellis: Feels Like Family

This is not the 1970s, and being a 'woman in rock' is not an end in itself.

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9 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Frank Black: Honeycomb

Is Black's 'Nashville record' the final rehabilitative step in a 12-step program for artistic ordinariness?"

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9 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

'This is the last night of our tour, so we're stripped down... we're... inoculated.'

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9 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Inked / Miami Ink

What was once a symbol of rough trade is now trendy.

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9 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Psychonauts

Admirably, the writing in Psychonauts succeeds not with non sequitur lines or potty humor, but with clever puns and jokes fully integrated into both the gameplay universe and narrative.

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The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha by Stephen

Asma forces us to examine what areas of faith and secular life are inseparable from our identities, and in so doing he becomes an interesting counterpoint to the normal hero of the travelogue.

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9 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

When Landlady works in tandem with her husband, they form a stunning and loving pair of fighters, old school and raucous at the same time.

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Fruit of Paradise (1970)

Chytilová starts by asking an interesting question: isn't it rational to eat from the tree of knowledge?"

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8 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

SVT: No Regrets

I hate to pick on these guys, but things have changed a lot since the early '80s when SVT made these songs.

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	Keely Smith: Vegas ‘58—Today

Live from New York: It's Las Vegas swing music from the '50s. Gleeby music, that is, with Keely Smith singing her parts and that of her famous old partner, Louis Prima.

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	Nevermore: This Godless Endeavor

Nevermore has the respect; all they need now are the sales.

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	Carrie Newcomer: Regulars and Refugees

It's a well-crafted collection of thoughtful, touching songs that will keep listeners coming back time and time again.

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8 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Moonbabies: War on Sound

Moonbabies' swirling, intoxicating brand of leftfield pop music is almost good enough to get you to throw out your old Cocteau Twins cassettes.

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	Felix Laband: Dark Days Exit

It could be soothing us, or it could be lulling us into a false sense of security. Either way, it's quite wonderful.

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