Reviews
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

It is sad, though perhaps 'realistic,' that the lesson of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is that all institutions and authority, Good or Evil, are corrupt.

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	Various Artists: Freude-Am-Tanzen: Compilation 1

Freude-Am-Tanzen represents a slightly more pop-oriented application of the same minimal techno aesthetic that made Kompakt so succesful.

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17 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Bobby Womack: Soul Seduction Supreme [DVD]

Sex and soul music; Bobby Womack gives the English a lesson in seduction, American style.

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	Snowglobe: Doing the Distance

Indulge your inner child and satisfy your outer adult with Snowglobe's ever-shifting pop rock.

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	Skinny Puppy: The Greater Wrong of the Right Live [DVD]

The Greater Wrong of the Right Live is a truly astounding look at the Skinny Puppy live experience.

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17 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Speedy: Nueva Generación

Is Speedy the greatest talent in reggaetón? No; that would probably be Daddy Yankee or Tego Calderón. But neither of those two have

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	The Life and Times: Suburban Hymns

This is what real 'alternative music' sounds like.

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	Lady Sovereign: Vertically Challenged

Feminem? M.I.A. in a cheeky kinda way? Ch-ching go the banks, but S-O-V gets the last laugh. All told in a letter from one concerned Blahberian.

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	Jens Lekman: Oh, You’re So Silent Jens

The latest collection of previously released songs by the prodigious Swede features some of his best material so far.

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	Davy Graham: Large As Life and Twice As Natural

A masterwork of psychedelic English folk music from the '60s has been handsomely reissued.

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	Amusement Parks on Fire: Amusement Parks on Fire

Having heard this album, you might be tempted to give the guy responsible a million dollars. 'Nuff said.

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17 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	AZ: A.W.O.L.

AZ is a ninja-Zorro-pirate-samurai-Neo-Tony Montana-Shaft-ass mofo on the mic, for serious!"

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17 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Final Fantasy + Bobby Sandal

There's a certain awkwardness that comes with finding yourself in a foreign country. But, then, they say music's the universal language... right?

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Consuming Kids: Protecting Our Children from the Onslaught of Marketing and Advertising by Susan Lin

A puppeteer who regularly appeared on Mister Roger's Neighborhood, Linn alleges that the children's marketing industry is making kids fat, unimaginative, materialistic, and insensitive.

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17 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Three… Extremes (2004)

Not only does each of the three horror vignettes contain more surprises than most full-length features, but unlike most filmic anthologies, it has no weak links.

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	Various Artists: Fusion For Miles: A Guitar Tribute

I would not have thought that later Miles could ever be turned into Muzak -- that isn't exactly what happened here, but it comes frighteningly close in places.

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16 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Xiu Xiu: Life and Live

Xiu Xiu flourishes as it wades through layers of childish cries with unabashedly candid mutterings and confrontational arrangements.

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	Teddy Wilson: Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz

Musical father to hundreds of jazz pianists; once truly great, very prominent figure in breaking down the public color bar; Teddy Wilson became another, lesser pianist from whom only circumstances like this brought anything special.

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	Josh Kelley: Almost Honest

Josh Kelley takes the best of some polished pop bands like Maroon 5, but brings it into the realm of Marc Cohn and Chris Isaak at times.

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16 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	George Harrison and Friends: The Concert for Bangladesh [DVD]

Shortly after The Beatles broke up, George Harrison got a group of musicians together and tried to help some of the world's neediest citizens. Harrison succeeded in hosting a pretty good rock concert that reveals the spirit of an earlier era when anything seemed possible.

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