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	Teitur: Poetry & Aeroplanes

Teitur Lassen might be one of a zillion melancholy singer-songwriters out today who bring to mind early Paul Simon, James Taylor, or Nick Drake. But

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9 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

Prince: Musicology

While Musicology isn’t a brilliant brushstroke or a complete return to his past, it is without a doubt the best record Prince has made in a long time, a release that provides plenty to be excited about while he continues to find his way back to pop bliss.

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	New Edition: 20th Century Masters: The Best of New Edition: The DVD Collection [DVD]

I’ll rob Boyz II Men like I’m Micheal Bivins… I’ma stick Bobby for summa that Whitney money. —50 Cent, “How to Rob” It’

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	KISS: 20th Century Masters: The Best of KISS: The DVD Collection [DVD]

Maybe worth a laugh if you can pick it up for under $5.00 (it lists for $7.98), The Best of KISS brings back five videos from the

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9 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Albert King: Live in Sweden [DVD]

If you’re a fan of King’s, you’ll no doubt appreciate seeing him at extended length (even if he doesn’t perform “The

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	Iggy & The Stooges: Creem Presents Iggy & the Stooges: Live in Detroit [DVD]

It might have started with the Eagles, but the concept of the unlikely rock band reunion that manages to happen anyway has flowered way beyond

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	Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland

Nearly four decades ago, a blazing comet crashed into London’s burgeoning music scene and exploded in a cloud of purple haze. Arriving from an

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	Cypress Hill: Still Smokin’ - The Ultimate Video Collection [DVD]

Quick—name four major rap groups that have been consistently releasing albums since 1991 and are still together in 2004. Was Cypress Hill one of your choices?

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	Eric Clapton: Me and Mr. Johnson

You have one piece of graffiti sprayed about you and you have to spend the rest of your career living up to it. Nearly everyone

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	The Coral: Magic and Medicine / Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker

When it comes to new music, we rock critics are not unlike 15-year- old straight boys who have finally pilfered a copy of Jugs from

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	Bad Religion: Along the Way [DVD]

Bad Religion may be one of the most cerebral of punk rock bands, but they’re still a punk rock band… so playing a loud,

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9 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The A.M.: self-titled

There is something about the A.M.‘s self-titled debut that I just can’t place, some echo that evades immediate connection. The band owes

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	John Abercrombie Quartet: Class Trip

To replace any of the four men featured here with an abler musician on his instrument would be worse than tricky. Unless you wanted a

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	Bob Marley and the Wailers: Grooving Kingston 12 (JAD Masters 1970-1972)

I say one good thing, one good thingWhen it hits you feel no painOne good thing about musicWhen it hits you feel no painSo hit

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	Jim Lauderdale: Headed for the Hills

It’s a good thing Jim Lauderdale has been around for as long as he has been, otherwise he might be considered to be cashing

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	Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd: In What Language?

Mike Ladd has made avoiding the obvious something of a career choice. A concept album about life in a dystopian sci-fi future ages before Dan

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	John Denver: The Essential John Denver

Monty Python might have joked about him being strangled to death, but Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. had far more than that 15 minutes of fame. Better

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	The Claudia Quintet: I, Claudia

A blurb says this group’s inspiration is “electronica”, which at least affords one lead in trying to say what this quintet sounds like: a

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	Randall Bramblett: Thin Places

The so-called singer-songwriter genre can be rather limiting, an exercise in navel-gazing and narcissism that too often is dull and painful to listen to. Born

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6 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Bad Plus: Give

If you’re not a jazz aficionado, writing about jazz is no easy task. What if you reference the wrong musicians, the wrong albums? What

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