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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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17 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	VHS or Beta: Night on Fire

Moving one step further from their French techno influences and one step closer to their own side of the Atlantic, their latest release is a riotous homage to the second British invasion that brought us dance music worthy of headphones and a soundtrack for the seedier dramas of the '80s.

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	Riddlin’ Kids: Stop the World

It’s a risky move using the word “kids” in a band name. As a matter of denotation, hell, use whatever words you want, but

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	The Music: Welcome to the North

So yeah, it’s true that I was one of a small handful to champion The Music’s debut release. The album took a risk,

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	Mike Keneally and the Metropole Orkest: The Universe Will Provide

The Universe Will Provide is not for everyone. Mike Keneally’s latest launch into the musical ether falls into the cliché category of “you’re

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17 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Jean Grae: This Week

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall”: that arbitrary division locking in the distance between pine trees and apple-orchards; commercial hip-hop and underground

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	John Fogerty: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Thirty-five years ago, the United States was steeped in an unpopular war, the nation was culturally divided, and John Fogerty couldn’t stand to sit

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17 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Frausdots: Couture, Couture, Couture

When I read that one of the guys from the Beachwood Sparks was putting out a brooding new wave record I was somewhat intrigued. I

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17 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

It's unusual for RPGs, generally concerned mostly with youthful wish-fulfillment fantasies of romance and derring-do, to be lumped in with controversial titles like Manhunt and Silent Hill.

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17 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

While The Sims was indeed fascinating, there was a bit too much 'unreality' and a strong sense of the mundane thrown in.

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17 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door will be automatically rejected by some gamers based solely on its art design.

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Grand Theft Auto Advance

If I were asked why Grand Theft Auto 3 was such a phenomenal success, I would likely avoid a discussion of freeform gameplay.

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17 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Much like any good horror film, DOOM 3 uses its environment to its advantage, but sadly relies too heavily on cheap scares.

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Bush Shoot-Out!

Cut to Bush working in the Oval Office dressed in a leather vest, cuffed jeans, cowboy boots, and a belt buckle stamped with a lone star.

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