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	Various Artists: Song of the Silent Land

The first record I ever bought by a Constellation artist was Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s debut album, f#a# infinity. The vinyl package was

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11 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Tin Hat Trio: Book of Silk

These guys don’t need any more laudatory quotes from me. Their press kit contains four tightly-packed pages full of pithy statements about how “debonair”

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	Soledad Brothers: Voice of Treason

It's blues rock, baby. The sound of drunken joy, lost love, lingering lust and rampant rage; it's the music of the devil and religion both.

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The Manic Street Preachers: Lifeblood

While far from a smashing return to form on par with Everything Must Go (their career high-water mark), Lifeblood should reassure the public that the Manics are not yet artistically bankrupt.

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11 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	KMFDM: WWIII Live 2003

Kein Mitleid für die Mehrheit. KMFDM have “no pity for the majority” of their fans; the band have released an endless string of unremarkable

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11 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Yuka Honda: Eucademix

Taking her cues from label head John Zorn, Yuka Honda follows the free-for-all Tzadik ethos and produces a collection of mostly instrumentals that seem both tossed off yet somehow satisfying at the same time.

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	George Gee Big Band: Settin’ the Pace - the Music of Frank Foster

Since one of the sessions this music was recorded on happened to coincide with my birthday earlier this year (some decades still lie between me

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	Cream: Disraeli Gears [Deluxe Edition]

England was an interesting musical place to be in 1967, as rock’s preeminent pair of power trios laid their respective claims to greatness. On one

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	Arch Enemy: Dead Eyes See No Future

One of the greatest, most imposing challenges in music is when a former member of a much-loved, highly influential band sets off on his own,

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11 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Red Lights (Feux Rouges) (2004)

Billed as a thriller, Red Lights is also about a kind of heterosexual masculine crisis.

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11 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Polar Express (2004)

It's part Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, and part Terry Gilliam's Brazil, that is, just this side of sinister.

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In the Face of Evil: Reagan’s War in Word and Deed (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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Such outrageous attacks on liberals are central to the film's attempt to appropriate the genuine achievements of history in order to embellish the mythology of Reagan.

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11 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Enduring Love (2004)

Samantha Morton's face seems a perfect object for gazing on.

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

This time the bloom is quite off.

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	Tan Sleeve: Bad from Both Sides

Tan Sleeve is a combination of Lane Steinberg and Steve Barry. Barry was previously known as Steve Katz and this tandem were part of an ‘8

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	Queen Latifah: The Dana Owens Album

The album is a tribute to Queen Latifah's talents and her musical tastes, and a an example of what the so-called hip-hop generation can produce, when we allow them to grow up.

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10 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Edwin McCain: Scream & Whisper

I had the opportunity to interview Edwin McCain in 2001, not long after the release of his album, Far From Over, had hit stores. He was

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	King of Woolworths: Rediffusion

The 2002 arrival of the King of Woolworth’s debut album on American shores was one of the first clues that something strange was happening on

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	Herbie Hancock: The Piano

Technology: Hancock’s sometime-manager David Rubinson refers in a note to the era of vinyl recordings as prehistory. That it is not, since it is

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10 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Faint: Wet from Birth

Wet from Birth sounds like an attempt to figure out what the Clash would sound like if they formed in the new millennium and were influenced by synth-pop.

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