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	Robin and Linda Williams: Deeper Waters

For every Richard and Linda Thompson, there seems to be a Robin and Linda Williams. While the Thompsons were creating great albums at the height

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27 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Squarepusher: Ultravisitor

Tom Jenkinson is an old man. He is a young man, a man of indeterminate age. The title of his most recent album asked the

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	Rasputina: Frustration Plantation

It doesn’t make sense. Maybe I dreamed it. When I first saw Rasputina, they were opening for… Ben Folds Five. I dunno, maybe it

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27 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Mighty Stars: The Mighty Stars Are Go!

When legendary jack-of-all-trades gonzo Kim Fowley calls you “godlike geniuses of dumbass rock ‘n’ roll” as he did for Bristol’s the Mighty Stars, you

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	Mötley Crüe: The Best of Mötley Crüe (20th Century Masters: Millennium Collecti

When Mötley Crüe first burst on the hair metal scene in the early ‘80s, they were the kind of guys fathers told their

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	Lostprophets: Start Something

Lostprophets are within the bastion of nü-metal or Americanized hard rock. When you’re Welsh, outsiders immediately think of the Manic Street Preachers or

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27 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Kiss: Alive!

If one goes by the music itself, it would be hard to explain the sway the double live album held over the American imagination in

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27 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Azita: Life on the Fly

Azita Youssefi is doing her best to escape classification. Her jazz-infused, yet occasionally catchy post-punk pop songs don’t really fit into any neatly defined

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27 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

A Ship Made of Paper by Scott Spencer

Spencer's novel has been billed as a love story, and while that is the heart of the plot, his character development is so complex as to outstretch the trappings of one singular romance.

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The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe

Just like Oprah has her vested interests in promoting a certain style of literature, the CBC Radio panel appears to have picked an overlooked book with which everyone would find some familiarity.

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Everyone Comes to Elaine’s by A. E. Hotchner

Henry Kissinger once said that the best thing about celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault. But what happens if celebrities bore each other?"

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27 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dreamland by Newton Thornburg

Any redeeming corruption, sleaze and seduction of California in Thornburg's hands fails to sustain any kind of punch.

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	Various Artists: Ultimate ‘80s

It’s difficult to conceive of the market niche for this two-disc, 30-song compilation of Top 40 hits from the decade that brought us such enduring

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	Grant-Lee Phillips: Virginia Creeper

At a recent show in Chicago, Grant-Lee Phillips and band performed his latest album almost in its entirety, playing 10 of 11 songs. This is not unusual

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	The New Normal: The Sprightly Sounds of the New Normal

It’s no secret that the ridiculously prolific power-pop collective the Young Fresh Fellows is fond of side-projects and one-offs. Frontman Scott McCaughey alone seems

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26 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Hold Steady: Almost Killed Me

Craig Finn is a cyclone of words. Like early Springsteen, Finn seems dead set on cramming as much English as possible into three-and-a-half-minute chunks of

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26 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

Fennesz: Venice

Venice gives a peek at his enduring penchant for pop, shows him breaking out into other areas of digital territory, and allowing his listeners to see the guitar anew, with its most glimmering elements shining like sunlight through cracks in a wall, sharp as diamonds.

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	Evening: Other Victorians

Other Victorians must be titled after those strange people from 100 or so years ago who never got in touch with their id, who lay on

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	Catie Curtis: Dreaming in Romantic Languages

Catie Curtis is one of a dozen roots singer/songwriters that gracefully enters the pop-rock mold without embarrassing herself or her fans. Working for over 15

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The Kids in the Hall: Season One (1989-1990) (2004): CAST - PopMatters Film Review

The Kids in the Hall are notable for some of the most fascinatingly experimental misses in comedy history.

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