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	Sam Roberts: We Were Born in a Flame

The problem with awards for arts and entertainment (especially here in America) is that they cater to a mass appeal. Of course, it is within

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	Perfect: Once, Twice, Three Times a Maybe

Tommy Stinson has been playing professionally for 25 years now, and he’s not yet 39 and holding. That’s saying a hell of a lot even

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	The Beakers: Four Steps Toward a Cultural Revolution

Seattle, circa 1980, didn’t boast a scene comparable to the ‘90s grunge explosion of Nirvana and Soundgarden, or even the mid-‘80s scene fueled by

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	Patricia Barber: A Fortnight in France

Patricia Barber possesses one of the most bewitching voices on the current jazz scene. While certainly nowhere near as powerful or, indeed, as magisterial a

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	Brand Nubian: Fire in the Hole

Brand Nubian are a throwback of sorts to hip-hop's so-called 'golden age', the halcyon era of the late '80s.

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The School of Night by Anne Rouse

Each poem is located within a wider structure that organises the collection as a whole, which offers a nocturnal sequence of instruction stretching from dusk till dawn, a poetic long night's journey into day.

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3 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Skin of the Sky by Elena Poniatowska

The letdown comes as we are drawn back into his tormented (and eventually tedious) inner life.

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Midnight Water by Gaylene Perry

Perry's style is simple yet the intensity it conveys demonstrates how even the most fascinating and heartbreaking of tales can become so much more.

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3 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Don’t Move by Margaret Mazzantini

Only in that moment do we really break down, we split open, we reveal all that is within us without limitation. It is the most jarring freedom.

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2 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Poop Ship Destroyer hits shore a week before hitting edge.

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2 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

A new Portland venue opens. Who better to uncork the bubbly?

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2 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

review by Psychedelic semi-legends pay fitting tribute... to themselves.

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Goth meets Ukrainian folk-punk; Russian/River dance abounds.

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	Various Artists: Little Darla Has a Treat For You, Volume 22

...and what an endearing little label she is, too. Subtitled “Indian Summer 2004”, this 22nd compilation of wonky, wide-eyed and wilful tunes from the Californian home

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1 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Secret: Luce

In the metal genre, most well-known bands have all gone through a period of growth before they began to really hit their stride. Take a

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	Gilles Peterson: Gilles Peterson in Brazil

Gilles Peterson may be a bit cooler-than thou, hipper than all of us -- but you only have to look at his record to see that it's earned.

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	Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: Shake the Sheets

Shake the Sheets is bleary eyed and caffeine-stoked, empathetic and unfiltered, as majestically melodic as Jon Brion and fiercely topical as Joe Strummer. It's a clean, bright thunderbolt of self-expression, overwhelmingly electric like flood lights, and probably one of the best sets of no-frills, intelligent rock you'll hear this year.

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	Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Walking with Giants

The name of this trio (which is I gather supplemented on other performances off this present CD) is a joke, presumably a private one. The

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	High Contrast: High Society

High Society is as good as drum & bass gets in the year 2004, and that is very good indeed.

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1 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Earlimart: Treble & Tremble

The minute and a half known as “Hold on Slow Down” that opens the new Earlimart record tells you all you need to know. In

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