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	Luke Vibert: Lover’s Acid

Beware of a bad trip -- Lover's Acid is Luke Vibert on autopilot.

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	20 Minute Loop: Yawn + House = Explosion

On 20 Minute Loop's new album, the band imagines what it would be like if the New Pornographers combined forces with Boston.

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27 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	S.E.V.A.: S.E.V.A.

The project is an attempt to approach themes of a self-conscious spiritual nature through the medium of instrumental hip-hop.

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	Settlefish: The Plural of the Choir

Settlefish reach back to the early days of indie rock for inspiration, creating both deja vu and excitement on their sophomore release.

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	The Pretenders: The Pretenders Greatest Hits [DVD]

While the Pretenders admittedly aren't saving the world, in High Fidelity Nick Hornby suggested that some people might be able to extract the meaning of life from one of their chord changes.

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	Babatunde Olatunji: Circle of Drums

If you're not already a fan of relatively unadorned tribal drumming, large sections of the album may sound repetitive and boring, but ultimately there is nothing on this disc that shames the memory of the great Babatunde Olatunji.

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	The Offspring: Greatest Hits

The Offspring are the latest band to ride the '90s nostalgia wave. But that's okay, because the '90s ruled.

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27 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Bob Mould: Body of Song

This is a good, even very good, Bob Mould album, but it doesn't measure up to masterworks like Copper Blue and Zen Arcade.

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	The Mainliners: Bring on the Sweetlife

Yet another deserving Swedish rock band is forced to beg for attention from indifferent American listeners.

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	Louis Armstrong: Jazz Moods: Hot

A selection of 14 tracks from The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, which is to say a thin slice of one of the sweetest cakes that was ever baked.

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Three awe-inspiring shows that couldn't have less to do with each other. Three amazing nights that shouldn't have ended and really, should've ended me.

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27 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Over There

In exploring the dilemmas posed by TV and technology, Over There just about keeps pace with the war it's depicting.

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Elvis by the Presleys: Intimate Stories from Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Other Family

It's a puzzling decision: these images of banal ephemera simultaneously humanize Elvis and canonize him, treating his possessions as holy objects.

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27 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Twenty Bucks (1993)

Reflecting its long gestation period, Twenty Bucks seems ageless, its photography and art direction creating an ambiguous timestamp.

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man - Collector’s Edition (1988)

Before you've had time to acclimate yourself to any themes and motifs, before you have any context, you've already been assaulted.

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	Wakefield: Which Side Are You On?

Wakefield may create empty pop songs cynically designed to reach modern rock radio, but don't hold that (entirely) against them.

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26 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Tosca: J.A.C.

The Viennese G-Stone sound is alive and well, and J.A.C. is a fine example of some of the best downtempo music being made today.

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26 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Sex Pistols: The Great Rock and Roll Swindle [DVD]

Still, 250 hours of footage, and none of it showed up on this DVD...? Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"

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	OCS: 3 & 4 (Songs About Death and Dying/Get Stoned)

Lo-fi, 28-track, double-disc set that has some moments of grandeur, a few that are head-scratching, and some that will leave you happily puzzled.

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26 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	R. Kelly: TP.3 Reloaded

Few artists in recent times, besides maybe Prince, are more prolific and consistent as Kelly has been throughout his career.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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