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	Horse the Band: The Mechanical Hand

Horse the Band are interesting and high energy, but too often they come off as the poster boys of studio Attention Deficit Disorder.

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	The Ex: Singles. Period. The Vinyl Years 1980 - 1990

At times this sounds like a dance-party coming from these dour Dutch anarchists, albeit with a bust of Winston Churchill staring by the door.

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	Chamillionaire: The Sound of Revenge

Killa Cham sets out to get more minds correct with his Universal debut, The Sound of Revenge. Maybe he should've checked himself beforehand.

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	Buckshot and 9th Wonder: Chemistry

Black Moon's commander-in-chief, Buckshot, makes a close-to-classic return to prominence with the help of Little Brother producer 9th Wonder.

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15 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Ryan Adams: 29

Adams completes his promised hat trick of album releases for 2005 with this more subdued and reflective follow-up to Cold Roses and Jacksonville City Nights.

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15 Dec 2005 // 12:03 AM

There's a lesson here, about the seductions of wealth versus the purities of true love, but the film is less concerned with teaching it than laying out all the pieces and letting them fly.

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15 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

They do more with those 16 pages than other people do with a four issue mini-series.

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Horatio Hornblower: Collector’s Edition

One wishes that the creators of the series had stuck more to the spirit of the Hornblower books than the letter, but Forester's fans are in their own way as rabid as Tolkien's or J.K. Rowling's, and they must be appeased.

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Dr. Golem: How to Think About Medicine by Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch

Reading Dr. Golem is like looking at a diseased heart on an electrocardiogram with improperly placed leads; you can clearly tell something is wrong, but the angles are all distorted.

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	The Who: Tommy and Quadrophenia Live [DVD]

Considering how much Who material is out there, it's nice to see something new and valuable come along.

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	Robbie Williams: Intensive Care

With the help of a new songwriting partner, Robbie Williams grounds himself and grows up a bit.

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	The Virginia Sisters: Last Pathetic Fool

A good start and finish, but the middle portion is what makes this once promising and pleasing album just another pop rock record.

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	Rosie Thomas: If Songs Could Be Held

Sub Pop's singer/songwriter is sweet-voiced and oft-hyphenated. Her new album will turn you home stereo into a coffee shop soundtrack.

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14 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Modern Traditions Ensemble: New Old Music

If choro is Brazil's version of Dixieland, the Modern Traditions Ensemble is its Preservation Hall Jazz Band, highly skilled if a bit academic.

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	El Presidente: El Presidente

Put aside your Scissor Sisters comparisons. El Presidente is more engaging, more original, and classier than Scissor Sisters have ever been.

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14 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Cave In: Perfect Pitch Black

A band loses its underground fans, gets rejected by the mainstream, and makes the best album of its career.

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	The Boat People: yesyesyesyesyes

This Brisbane band has got the non-pretentious, upward-looking pure guitar pop thing down; the gentle wit, the optimistic, floating melodies, but without the jangly edge of The Shins.

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14 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Islands (Ex-Unicorns)

Some groups flare up then burn out, and afterwards it's not quite clear what will emerge from the ashes. Will it be a phoenix, or a turkey? Time to find out...

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Project Runway: The Complete First Season

There is more to Project Runway than stereotypically 'gay' entertainment, even if it is relentlessly histrionic and campy.

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14 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Broken Saints

The story which seems awkward on television fits perfectly in the digital medium.

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