Reviews
	Black Cat Music: October, November

Every night, at clubs across America, vans pull up to the doors and four or five scrappy-looking guys will come stumbling out, ready to play

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	The Body Acoustic: self-titled

David Chesky describes the new collection of songs by an eclectic collection of artists as “an organic polyrhythmic entity” and “a multi-tiered amalgamation of grooves…”

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Predator: Collector’s Edition (1987)

Taut and relentless, Predator pares down, stage by stage.

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9 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Prince & Me (2004)

'The truth is,' says Martha Coolidge, 'we all have to take care of ourselves before we do anything else.'"

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The Princess Diaries: Special Edition (2001)

'You know, sometimes you use a relative,' says Garry Marshall. 'I heard that nepotism is legal, so I made it an art form.'"

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9 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Millennium Mambo (2003)

A filmmaker fixated on the continuing past, Hou has become the foremost chronicler of our mortality.

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9 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

In her discernible contempt, Elle stands in some opposition to Beatrix, whose ferocity is less mean than resolute.

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9 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hidalgo (2004)

'Being out in the middle of the Arabian desert,' says Mortensen, 'you could easily imagine what it must have been like.'"

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8 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Barry White: 20th Century Masters (The Millennium Collection)

Soulfully Inadequate Barry White’s untimely passing in mid 2003 left an indelible mark in the annals of soul music history. Though he is primarily remembered

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	Jason White: Tonight’s Top Story

Nashville singer-songwriter Jason White is not a household name. A few years back, though, in 2001, Tim McGraw’s cover of one of his tunes, “Red

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	Duane Thamm with the Chuck Hedges Swingtet: Tribute to Hamp

The vibist Duane Thamm is a Chicagoan, if less comprehensively so than his partner on this set, the clarinetist Chuck Hedges. Hedges is now based

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	[re:jazz]: [re:jazz](re:mix)

Germany’s Infracom label is one of the most well-regarded and consistent purveyors of the nu-skool jazz or acid jazz on the continent. To celebrate

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	Motohiro Nakashima: And I Went to Sleep

On his web site, Japanese electronic recording artist Motohiro Nakashima discusses music that was important to him as he developed his songwriting skills. Unfortunately, this

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	Bob Marley and The Wailers: Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers (Sound+Vision Edition)

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk,

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8 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Judas Priest: Metalogy

Over the course of 30 years, the mighty Priest has had an eventful journey as metal gods, with more than their share of peaks and valleys: they went from being regarded as metal progenitors, to a worldwide commercial success, scorned for being shameless sellouts, accused by witless parents of convincing kids to kill themselves, and coming out from it all as triumphant heroes.

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	Junior Jack: Trust It

One of the most fundamental rules of music journalism (along with such tried-and-tested tenets as “Buy their PR people drinks”, “Never turn down free music”

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The Dillinger Escape Plan: Miss Machine

When a band like the Dillinger Escape Plan is able to duplicate the intensity of the previous album, yet at the same time create music that actually possesses (gasp!) commercial appeal, you know they’re on to something memorable.

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	Cottonbelly: X Amounts of Niceness

You have heard Cottonbelly before. Even if the name means nothing to you, I can promise you that you have heard his very distinctive production

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	The Capsules: Someone for Everyone

The Capsules are from Lawrence, Kansas, not exactly a hotbed for rock acts in this day and age. Having debuted live as a supporting act

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	The Trouble with Sweeney: Fishtown Briefcase

[Writer’s note: I am going to consciously resist all lazy, quasi-intelligent impulses to pun up this review by using lines like, “There’s no

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