Reviews
	Herbie Hancock: The Piano

Technology: Hancock’s sometime-manager David Rubinson refers in a note to the era of vinyl recordings as prehistory. That it is not, since it is

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10 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Faint: Wet from Birth

Wet from Birth sounds like an attempt to figure out what the Clash would sound like if they formed in the new millennium and were influenced by synth-pop.

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10 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Jeff Buckley: Grace [Legacy Edition]

Jeff Buckley brought a depth to his music and the world he lived in that is uncommon, to say the least.

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10 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

As with the great Sam Raimi directed films, Aunt May is given room to develop into a three-dimensional character and not just be the victim that Spider-Man needs to rescue.

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10 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

If the comic book medium is to differentiate itself from reality TV or the like it needs to draw the line somewhere.

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10 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Carnet De Voyage is special in that it gives you a glimpse into the mind of the young, wandering artist, always with a sketchbook and pencil, filling page after page with drawings of the world around him, not wanting to miss a single thing.

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	Various Artists: The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Uncovered

Whether he approves of it or not, Johnston is the elected champion of the unknown, the neglected yet respected, a representative for every hermetic songwriter crafting never-heard classics in his basement.

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9 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Voivod: War and Pain

Growing up in the shadows of North America’s biggest aluminum plant in the Northern Quebec town of Jonquiere, young Michel Langevin immersed himself in

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	Spiderbait: Tonight Alright

If you’ve seen the new film I (Heart) Huckabees, you know Dustin Hoffman’s character, Bernard Jaffe, lives by the mantra “Everything is interconnected”.

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	William Shatner: Has Been

Has Been is a brilliant spoken-word album, performed by a man now 73 years old. And somehow, it just might be the pop album of the year.

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9 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Roni Size: Return to V

It's almost as if Roni Size can feel High Contrast's hot breath on the back of his neck. On Return to V, he's trying to simultaneously stretch and stay true to his roots.

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	Herbie Hancock and VSOP: Live Under the Sky

Jimmy Witherspoon sang of “when it’s falling down rain” as one of the ideal circumstances in which to “make love” (the very phrase in

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9 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Girlboy Girl: Forget the Ladder, Climb the Wall

We spent about a million years recording and re-recording our second LP and would surely have disappeared up our own asses if it wasn’t

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9 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Though pre-performance moshing is dismissible to hype, Yosemite Sam remains inexplicable.

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9 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Parisian performer issues much needed maintenance. The Groove responds in kind.

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9 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Post-election performance commands post-partisan coverage. Meanwhile, Deerhoof remain pleasantly venereal.

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9 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Dead tease from purgatory. Their ever-increasing 'size' remains dwarfed by fan anticipation.

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Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don’t Have Bruises by Miles Marshall Lewis

You feel like you're sitting on a bench with Lewis as he disjointedly raps to you about everything from a weird undergrad experience to his first participation in a peace circle, all through a hip-hop lens.

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9 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

A Reading Diary by Alberto Manguel

While the topics discussed are various, there is one idea that unites the chapters, just as it unites humankind: the search for home.

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Revenge: A Noir Anthology About Getting Even by Kerry J. Schooley and Peter Sellers

For a collection that focuses so squarely on getting 'an eye for an eye', there's a surprisingly lack of payback for the reader.

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