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	Micah P. Hinson: And the Gospel of Progress

Talented singer/songwriter gives us his addition to the annals of the break-up album.

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	Emperor X: Central Hug / Friendarmy / Fractal Dunes

The key is not that we should admire the record for the dexterity with which a group of seemingly random pieces have been assembled to form a new whole, but that we should recognize the whole to be far greater than the sum of its parts.

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11 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Duhks: self-titled

Like a good blended whiskey, the Manitoba, Canadian band The Duhks combine a variety of strong flavors that don't get lost in the mix.

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11 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Trippin’

Isn't it fun to go see lions? To save the rain forest? C'mon, let's hop on a private jet and go!

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11 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Staircase

The Staircase is less about the defendant's guilt or innocence -- or, as his lawyer says, the difference between guilty or not guilty -- than about the process.

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11 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Robot Chicken

You don't have to be a big ol' nerd to laugh, but it helps if you know your Mark Hamill from your Leonard Nimoy.

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11 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Revelations

Though NBC calls it 'religious drama', the six-episode series Revelations, is more aptly described as a supernatural thriller.

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11 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Real Sports is, hands down, the best hour of investigative journalism currently on the air.

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11 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

PoweRGirls

Lizzie Grubman turned her pocket aces into a nut flush by mixing her talents and ambition with her family connections.

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11 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Life on a Stick

Life on a Stick has a laundry list of problems -- off the top of my head, jerky pacing, canned laughter, and a total lack of charismatic performers.

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	Various Artists: Chillout 06 * The Ultimate Chillout

It's tough to chill out at 90 beats-per-minute, and the baffling song selection doesn't help. The latest in this usually reliable series should've been called 'Indie Darlings 101'.

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10 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	David Sanborn: Closer

A nice enough start, with a couple of numbers Dizzy Gillespie played on the earning edge of the Sanborn popjazz genre. Dullness does descend, though, but the last track's a lovely goodnight lullaby.

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10 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jeff Hanson: self-titled

Sophomore solo record from St. Paul, Minnesota singer/songwriter is another aural document of an otherworldly voice.

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10 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Garbage: Bleed Like Me

Bleed Like Me is an album of contrived power-pop songs that chart the lows and lows of yet another failing relationship. Personally, the album uses too many catches, deliberate hooks and gimmicks to make this anything that will be played in my house too often.

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	Daft Punk: Human After All

For those about to rock, we... download you? Daft Punk continues to tease your hair, while slipping you a spyware mickey. 'Dude. Did we f--- Staten Island last night?'"

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	The Black Maria: Lead Us to Reason

Ex-Grade frontman Kyle Bishop's new project is a disappointing, uninspired trip down the alternative FM radio dial.

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	Rory Block: From the Dust

As wild as an Oklahoma dust storm or as soft and natural as the air we breathe, Rory Block takes the country blues into the 21st century.

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8 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

No surprise, all these plots -- whether engineered by villains or heroes -- rehearse imperial fantasies at the expense of African tribespeople.

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8 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Monsieur N (2003)

Exile is a complicated business for Napoleon Bonaparte.

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8 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

The movie's delightful mix of action and makes these fight scenes little stories all their own.

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