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	Shyne: Godfather Buried Alive

Sometimes the circumstances surrounding an artist’s career can overshadow the importance or the quality of their art. It is, however, exceedingly rare to see

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	Sonic Youth: Corporate Ghost: The Videos: 1990-2002 [DVD]

Sonic Youth is a band that comfortably wears the role of being exception to every rule.

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	Lamb of God: Ashes of the Wake

When the grunge fad hit big in 1992, all other forms of hard rock in America either died completely (case in point: cheeseball hair metal), or

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4 Oct 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Jefferson Airplane: Fly Jefferson Airplane [DVD]

Jefferson Airplane was not a great band. Let it be said upfront that their reputation during their heyday was based on a drug-fueled tolerance of

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	The Dreadful Yawns: Early

Often, mellow singer-songwriting pop bands go for a style that is regularly executed but rarely cutting it in terms of quality. As their press notes

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4 Oct 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Kate Campbell: Sing Me Out

Drawing from Kate Campbell’s decade-old catalog, all but one of these tracks (“Would You Be a Parson” is the sole exception) are re-recorded acoustic

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	Jackie Allen: Love Is Blue

Jackie Allen casts an amazing spell with her voice. From the opening lines of the opening track, “Lazy Afternoon”, you are seduced by the soaring

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4 Oct 2004 // 4:00 PM

	Hem: Eveningland

The story of Hem is as heartwarming as the sweet pastoral hymns which define their unusual and eclectic sound. A little known songwriter, Dan Messe

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wet ConfettiPhoto: Sarah Wilmer The tires are slipping on the slick asphalt of Interstate 5, wet with the Northwest rain. The bridge to Portland is a

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

It was so unbelievably hot at this year’s three-day Austin City Limits Music Festival that you were generally left with two options: don’t

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

RJD2Photo: Matt Gonzales Diplo If you’re a turntablist performing live without an MC, the obvious question is: Can you entertain? Or are you

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Calvin JohnsonPhoto: Michael Lavine It’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything new happen in rock music—and I don’t just

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Veronica Mars

You don't want to make Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) angry. Her revenge is swift, public, and humiliating.

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Mountain

Women are mostly irrelevant in The Mountain, except as they provide occasions for men to prove their decency or wantonness.

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Law & Order / Law & Order: Special Victims Unit / Law & Order: Criminal Intent

D'Onofrio plays Goren superbly, as a jittery autodidact so deeply aware of his own psychological fragility that he has simply abandoned any emotional life outside his own insights into the motivations of major criminals.

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Lost

In Lost, the remnants of civilization loom ominously.

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Listen Up

Everyone here is chattering away aimlessly, but no one is paying attention. Not even the audience.

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	Various Artists: Queer Trax

As much as I love hip-hop, it is something of a shame that it evolved the way it did. To wit: how is it that

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3 Oct 2004 // 11:00 PM

	X: Evil Rumours - Live at the Basement

For a band with a singer with this much gravel in his throat, X bear startling similarities to normal-voiced Joe Jackson. Both X and Jackson

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	Timewellspent: self-titled

Easy listening. Those two words can be deceptive, and in the case of Timewellspent, downright misleading. Popping this disc into my computer, my informative iTunes

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