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	The Chemical Brothers: “Galvanize”

Is there any greater event in the whole of electronic dance music than the release of a new Chemical Brothers single? OK, you may disagree,

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	Buck 65: This Right Here Is Buck 65

More than bringing together backpacker beats and Woody Guthrie covers, Buck 65 is reading a whole tradition of American story-telling through the prism of hip-hop.

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13 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Alchemist: 1st Infantry

Brewing up a batch of gritty street bangers, The Alchemist forges a unique style, merging the laid back vibe of California with the isolation of the urban jungle.

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12 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Walnut Dash: Titbits

If tight mod-influenced power pop nuggets are your thing, then you need to hear Titbits, the band's mini-CD debut.

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12 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Strung Out: Exile in Oblivion

Strung Out is a good, if generic, SoCal punk rock band further influenced by hardcore, metal and, at times, nu-metal. They’ve been on the

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	Mekons: So Good It Hurts [reissue]

This late '80s album of politically-charged folk/pop/punk from one of rock's most enduring acts finally gets re-issued. Hooray!"

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12 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Lemon Jelly: ‘64-‘95

This is the sound of one of the most satisfying acts in electronic music delivering on the promise of their early material with another ambitious and enjoyable slab of intricate beatscapes.

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	A Cricket in Times Square: self-titled

New shoegazers find it's hard to make it in the big city without learning a few new tricks.

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	Amorphis: Far From the Sun

The Scandinavian metal band might still draw heavily on Nordic folklore and mysticism in the lyrical subject matter, but the musical influence is most heavily influenced by the organ-driven rock of Deep Purple and Uriah Heep.

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12 Jan 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Acquiesce: Shattered

Who said you need a major label to compete with the big boys? Acquiesce shatters that notion with a blast of energized New York rock 'n' roll.

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12 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Wickedly Perfect

Like most reality shows, Wickedly Perfect relies on cat-fighting and bitch-slapping (figurative only at this point, but one can hope).

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12 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Medium

Medium is less methodical than most cop and forensics shows, which are, after all, about imagining order through science and dedicated, self-assured authorities.

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12 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

life as we know it

life as we know it offers a primer on high school, and especially teenaged boys, exactly right now.

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12 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Committed

Hopefully, Committed will never have a special hour-long episode, because the cast would most likely hurt themselves filming it.

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12 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Alias

Syd is back inside, mad and sad, insolent and exposed, a soap star with a body count.

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	Brandon Wiard: Painting a Burning Building

Brandon Wiard's schizophrenic musical genius is given full range here, from glorious pop pastiche to trailblazing eclecticism.

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	Weapon of Choice: Color Me Funky

Weapon of Choice is the loud, arrogant guy at the party trying to convince everyone that he's the man, and that everyone else had better respect.

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	Massive Attack: Danny the Dog: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Blue Lines was said to be the soundtrack for a generation of British youth. After that, the soundtrack for this Luc Besson movie is a bit of disappointment -- albeit one studded with gems.

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	Luiz Gayotto: Fragmentos de Música Livre e Espontânea

Luiz Gayotto is a huge talent; large stretches of this record sound as weird/cool as anything Brian Eno did in the 1970s.

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	Dogs Die in Hot Cars: Please Describe Yourself

There are a few unavoidable observations regarding Dogs Die in Hot Cars that I must immediately address: 1. The band may hail from Glasgow, Scotland, but

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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