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	The Coral: The Invisible Invasion

Already on their fourth album, this British septet trades in sea chanties and craziness for consistency.

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	Marcia Ball: Live! Down the Road

An over-glossy sound makes this first-ever live album of Gator music and blues a bit distant, but the piano chops and down-home vocals shine through.

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	Buckwheat Zydeco: Jackpot!

Oh mon dieu! Les roi de zydeco est... sorry, Buckwheat Zydeco's first album in eight years is a tad tamer and Hammond organ heavier than usual but still filled with the accordion-tinged blues found in Cajun bayous everywhere.

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13 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

's intrigue stems from the impossibility of determining how seriously they take themselves. You want to laugh at them, but you're never sure if the joke is really on you.

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13 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Family Guy / American Dad

The timetable for studio animation is slow, which means that American Dad's political jokes are dated as soon as they're written.

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Godlike by Richard Hell

The overall affect is the same as if your best friend called one day and said, 'An elephant walked into my apartment today and to get it out I had to beat up a rabbi,' and then hung up.

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	Various Artists: Bonnaroo Music Festival 2004

A strong, if somewhat single-minded, two disc compilation of the best from Bonnaroo 2004.

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	Dwight Yoakam: Blame the Vain

Two decades into an impressive recording career, Dwight Yoakam continues to deliver the ten-gallon goods.

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	X: Live in Los Angeles [CD and DVD]

The seminal LA punk band that has never quite broken up plays their best songs with their classic line-up on the Sunset Strip. And, to our relief, they still sound like much more than just a punk band.

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12 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Nick Tosches: fuckthelivingfuckthedead

Tosches writes like a jazz musician plays, starting with a theme and riffing off from there.

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12 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

Static-X: Start a War

Start a War sees the return of some old friends and an old sound. Welcome home.

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	Janis Joplin: Pearl [Legacy Edition]

Joplin's posthumous soulful classic is beefed up by a bonus disc of live 'Festival Express' recordings. It's a record that shows her at her height with mere months left to live.

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12 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Gruf: Hopeless

The Canadian North has microphone fiends, and producers gone grime, and you ain't heard of that?"

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We3

10 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Where does the reluctant warrior go when the war ends?

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10 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

has the means and the music to break well beyond her indie station.

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World Poker Tour: Season Two

The Travel Channel's World Poker Tour has helped make poker the hottest obsession around.

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Breath and Bones by Susann Cokal

It was an exciting time to be in America in all of its gritty splendor, and Cokal depicts it with authority and obvious pleasure.

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Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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What must it feel like to be so insignificant in the world's eyes that your systematic extermination scarcely warrants attention?"

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10 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Nomi Song (2004)

It is the footage of Klaus Nomi that best demonstrates the immense talent and heart that lie beneath what could have been nothing more than nightclub kitsch.

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10 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

More evocative of Fred Astaire than James Bond, John's killer athleticism reflects a general quickness of mind.

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