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A Certain Chemistry by Mil Millington

Millington engages in far too much foreplay before getting to the nitty-gritty of the story. It takes roughly 170 pages until anyone actually drops their pants.

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	Various Artists: The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family

In 1987 a trio from Illinois calling themselves Uncle Tupelo began making music, which, to oversimplify, combined the melodic twang of country music with the energy

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24 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Kenya

“Go east” could be the next slogan of fans of African music the world over, as evidenced by the infectious celebratory music on this compilation.

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	Venetian Snares: Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

The first thought that will probably go through your mind in reference to this album (besides the fact that the guy has an Angelfire page—

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24 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Sons and Daughters: Love the Cup

Rock music history is rife with stories of artists attaining recording contracts based upon kinship rather than musical acumen, so it’s no wonder that

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24 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Jump: Between the Dim & the Dark

In the music business, bad luck is often the only luck going, and talent doesn’t necessarily translate into success. That’s been the shame

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	Roy Haynes: Fountain of Youth

Jazz on Record (1967), edited by Albert McCarthy, et al. is not a big book, but has some of the best writing on the 50 years of

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24 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	For Against: Echelons

Lincoln, Nebraska’s For Against was one of those tragically underrated, overlooked bands who deserved more attention back in the late 1980s. Few American bands

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24 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Venture Brothers

The boys are so moronic that it's hard to care what happens to them.

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24 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under has become crass, each episode an empathy decathlon topped off with ghoulishly deferred catharsis.

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24 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Stargate Atlantis

When was the last time a cabinet officer led troops into potentially dangerous situations?

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	Various Artists: Crunk Classics

Southern hip-hop has always sat on the ridge of a precarious dichotomy. One the one hand, you have the pro-society musings of musically adventurous artists

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23 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Waifs: Shelter Me

The Waifs must feel like they’ve aptly named their band. The poor group has been releasing records in Australia since 1996, but no one off

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23 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Mutual Admiration Society: self-titled

Mutual Admiration Society, a band name you’d think would have been used long ago for a collaborative project, consists of Glen Phillips, late of

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23 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Avril Lavigne: Under My Skin

Can I speak for just a minute on the subject of copy protection? I understand the music industry doesn’t want me to pirate their

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23 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Kool Keith & Kutmaster Kurt: Diesel Truckers

Here’s a hypothetical road trip: first) get a hold of a decent size vehicle, preferably one that’s as massive and encumbered as possible;

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23 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Finn Brothers: Everyone Is Here

Career-wise, the Finn brothers have been a musical tour de force. From early days together in Tim’s band Split Enz, to later days reunited

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	Dan Bern & The IJBC: My Country II

There is always a danger when an artist attempts to align their work with explicit politics. This is not to suggest that art can never

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23 Aug 2004 // 3:00 PM

	Technova: Electrosexual

I think its safe to say that the pseudo-genre of electroclash has run its course. All things considered, it was an odd beast. Was it,

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