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	Los Tigres del Norte: Pacto de Sangre

Norteño music is the most punk-rock thing going these days, norteño music is the key to understanding half of Mexican-American culture, norteño music is the naked truth.

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	The Hentchmen: Form Follows Function

Detroit garage trio the Hentchmen have been in business for 12 years, starting back when many of the current spate of garage rockers were still in

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	Devotchka: How It Ends

When I was in college, I briefly tried to learn to play the accordion, but the other things I succeeded at were “Stars and Stripes

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21 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Denver Harbor: Scenic

Denver Harbor’s first major label release is pretty to look at. There are old cars, chains, more old cars, a big city skyline, a

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21 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Comas: Conductor

It’s hard to believe that the Comas supposedly started out as a Chapel Hill area joke band, their sound a less than sympathetic wink

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Seed of Chucky (2004)

What do killer dolls use to masturbate?"

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

National Treasure (2004)

Popular propaganda at its best -- high quality creative work allied to a resounding endorsement of a status quo the American electorate seems determined to maintain.

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Kinsey (2004)

At its best, Kinsey turns nearly impressionistic, as when it represents the doctor's increasingly convoluted relationships with his team.

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Finding Neverland (2004)

As James Barrie, the Scottish-born playwright most famous for imagining Peter Pan, Johnny Depp appears the consummately charismatic child-man.

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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Tim Allen needs to stop making Christmas movies.

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Bad Education (La mala educación) (2004)

Bad Education tweaks the lesson just enough so that it doesn't turn out to be what you expect.

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	Wu-Tang Clan: Wu-Tang Clan’s Greatest Hits

The Wu-Tang Clan is a group of artists whose reputation could grow to become as important to modern history as Dada or Motown.

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	The Would-Be-Goods: The Morning After

As Matinee Records-affiliated artists go, the Would-Be-Goods are as synonymous an example as you can get for the label’s sound. Twee guitar pop with

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	Singapore Sling: Life Is Killing My Rock ‘N’ Roll

Iceland’s Singapore Sling came to the attention of many with a fuzzed-out, buzzed-out array of swirling rock guitars that brought to mind the Jesus

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18 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Ulrich Schnauss: A Strangely Isolated Place

Pure celebrations of sound—something that is beautiful in its aesthetic, lively in its delivery, and leaves a profound feeling of exuberance with each listener—

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18 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	John Lennon: Acoustic

Come 1970, the world found itself without Beatles. When the greatest songwriting duo in pop acrimoniously split in two, fans instinctively took sides: it was cool

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18 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House: Menace

Mystery surrounds Portland’s I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House, and that’s probably the way they like it. Cribbing their name from

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	Endicott: The Words in Ink Don’t Lie

Imagine that you wake up one morning to find your house in disarray. You walk downstairs from your bedroom only to feel a cold draft

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18 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	DJ Shadow: Live! in Tune and on Time

Unless you are the kind of club kid who spends his or her Saturday nights working up a lather in an oversized hot box rubbing

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18 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Devendra Banhart: Nino Rojo

I’d like to preface this review by saying that I don’t get people who don’t get Devendra Banhart. The man now has

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