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	Various Artists: Gilles Peterson Digs America: Brownswood U.S.A.

British DJ works hard so you won't have to. But you might want to anyway.

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	Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Come on Back

A look back at songs his late father loved makes Jimmie Dale Gilmore's latest a simple but special retrospective.

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6 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Goldie: MDZ.05

Metalheadz' latest compilation is emblematic of what's wrong with d&b today -- flawless production, little creativity, and virtually no soul.

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	Dengue Fever: Escape From Dragon House

The Los Angeles sextet get thoughtful with their sashays the second time around. Just don't call it Cambo-Pop.

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6 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Cartel: Chroma

If you're not under 25 and mad at your parents, this debut from the Atlanta pop-punkers has limited ear-candy appeal.

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	John Coltrane: The Bethlehem Years

His work in Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk's bands from the same era feature much more exploratory, innovative, and passionate playing.

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	Bloodhound Gang: Hefty Fine

Hefty Fine is repulsive in every possible way. Maybe if we ignore it, it'll go away.

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	The Bats: At the National Grid

On their sixth release in over two decades, The Bats are a case study in 'What to Do to Remain Relevant'.

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4 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Paradise Now (2005)

At the start of the powerful Paradise Now, the bombers are quiet, even stunned at the news that their mission is set for tomorrow.

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4 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

My Morning Jacket

With the onset of darkness I was able to write feverishly, picking up on subtleties like 'lots of hair' and 'still dark', jottings that might later be transcribed into something insightful...

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EAT II: A Collection of Words and Pictures by Robert Pollard

It's hard to find any meaningful distinction between Pollard's poems and his songs, other than the latter generally work, and the former generally don't.

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The Squid and the Whale (2005)

As Noah Baumbach's film tracks Walt's slow evolution during the months surrounding his parents' divorce, it keeps something of a distance, wry and observant.

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4 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead doesn't lose sight of this basic truth of war. More effective weapons only deepen its despair.

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Batman Begins (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition with Comic Book) (2004)

Nolan's Batman is perpetually knotted up, unable to forget his dead parents, seeking a vague solace in his hard body's capacity for violence.

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	The Rosebuds: Birds Make Good Neighbors

Don't be fooled by delicate packaging: formerly sunny pop-sters' sophomore effort tells tales of insecure love and childhood secrets.

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3 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Pixies: Sell Out [DVD]

Commemorating the reformation of this influential band nearly 15 years after they peaked and walked away, this new DVD is lightning in a bottle.

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	Ewan Pearson: Sci.Fi.Hi.Fi_01

Respected, stylish dance remixer to the stars drops debut in revered dance music label's new mix series. The result is respectable and stylish. And that's about it.

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	Public Enemy: New Whirl Odor

Some thought Public Enemy had become irrelevant 10 years ago, but they hadn't. Now, though, they're getting dangerously close...

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	Minus the Bear: Menos el Oso

Minus the Bear has grown up... sort of. At lest they're not singing songs about kicking it like donkeys.

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	Mark Lemhouse: The Great American Yard Sale

Mark Lemhouse pulls a gutsy move by moving away from the Memphis/Mississippi stylings of his debut album -- with a surprisingly awesome effect.

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