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	Tom McRae: Just Like Blood

In the booklet for this, his second album, Tom McRae explains that the title is from a poem by Simon Armitage, a British poet—“a

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	Katie Melua: Call Off the Search

Rarely does a singer’s surname reflect the tone and feeling left with a listener, but Katie Melua (pronounced “Mellow-a”) does just that. The teen,

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27 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

Mastodon: Leviathan

Mastodon have turned down the sludge, and turned up the prog. Way up.

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	Thelonious Monk: Monk ‘Round the World

How many Thelonious Monk recordings does a body need, and which ones? This set presents a considerable claim on the attention, being a selection of

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27 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Jukeboxer: In the Food Chain

After a period of prolonged isolation, the world of electronic music is finally beginning to shake the artificial stigma that for so long dogged dance

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27 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Heiruspecs: A Tiger Dancing

In the 1970s, as post-industrialization drained inner cities of factory jobs and left behind a trail of gutted machinery and rotting neighborhoods, inner city youths

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27 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	DJ DNA: Impressionism

DJ DNA only allows for a minute or so of Special Ed’s “I Got it Made” to spin in the background over raging heads

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	The Allman Brothers Band: The Essential Allman Brothers Band: The Epic Years

Of the numerous vintage acts still touring and recording, how many sound as good as they did at their respective peaks? The Stones? Forget it.

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Rainer MariaPhoto: Danielle St. Laurent The Japanese don’t like to do anything, how can I put this eloquently, “half-assed”. Generally speaking, for them it’

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Jay Farrar Has there ever been a singer who shied from his spotlight like Jay Farrar? During his recent show at Boulder, Colorado’s Fox

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

BraidPhoto: Nathan Keay After six years, three full-length recordings, a whole whack of 7"s, and countless shows, Braid decided to call it quits in August 1999.

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Bitter Bitter Weeks Philadelphia’s Khyber is one of those small slash cum concert venues that you find in every city. Not too clean and

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Bonnie “Prince” BillyPhoto credit: Florent Mazzolini Purplene A few weeks ago you couldn’t spit on a street music rag in Sydney without hitting an

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

North Shore

The truth is that I watch North Shore because I have an affinity for trash, or opala, as we call it in the 50th State.

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Green Wing

Green Wing shows us that life is often stranger than fiction, if we let it be.

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

CSI: NY

Ground Zero, the address -- spoken here as goal, location, memorial, toxic vapor -- is also necessarily disturbing as such.

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Blue Collar TV

When I watched Blue Collar TV, I couldn't help but think of how homogenized images of 'working class' folks have become.

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26 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Smiths: Hatful of Hollow

There aren’t many bands within modern English language pop music that can elicit heartfelt sighs, and much less in today’s mainstream. Often it

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26 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Maria Muldaur: Love Wants to Dance

Could it be that, after more than 30 years of honestly and interestingly making a living in the business while skirting the various formal boundaries of

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	Insight: The Blast Radius

The track order of The Blast Radius means that the first letters of the song titles actually spell out the album’s name. Now, when

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