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	Tony Bennett: Jazz Moods: Cool

Yet another collection of jazz-oriented pop from 'the singer's singer'.

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	Arch Enemy: Doomsday Machine

With their fifth album, Arch Enemy are poised to become one of the world's premiere metal acts.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Façade

The ability of the game's characters to keep things moving even when you aren't keeping up your end of the conversation is a big part of what makes Façade successful.

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The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

Random House has released a fresh translation of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. According to Tim O'Neil, it's the version for the ages.

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Sacred Planet (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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This gorgeous IMAX film turns very different groups of people into a noble primitive mass.

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The Naked Truth / Never Let Go (1958/1960)

Peter Sellers creates a calm-before-the-storm tension between this persona and later violent outbursts.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Last Days (2004)

A mediation on sadness, desire, lack of direction... and yes, Kurt Cobain, Last Days seems almost to stretch out its minutes.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Junebug (2005)

The film portrays such reframings and delimitations, of borders that can't be crossed, in images at once delicate and acute.

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The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

A series of rowdy antics instead of a sustained storyline, The Dukes of Hazzard is all about the car.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Broken Flowers (2005)

A sort of minimalist male melodrama, Broken Flowers tracks a journey through regret and hope.

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	Pearls Before Swine: The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings

This new compilation pairs up the legendary psych-folk band Pearls Before Swine's fascinating debut, and its somber and inferior sequel.

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	Leela James: A Change Is Gonna Come

Leela James' small frame packs a punch as big as her hair, and her potential is palpable. Despite aiming at the old stars, though, she remains frustratingly stuck in today's well-worn orbits.

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	Goldspot: Tally of the Yes Men

What do you get when Pop East meets Pop West? Unsurprisingly, a highly-melodic affair of the heart.

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	Forty5south: We’re Country So We Can

I don't say this very often, but: Turn around and run the other way.

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4 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Federation X: Rally Day

Exactly who is Dirty Bill and why doesn't he seem to give a damn?"

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	Aretha Franklin: Jazz Moods: Round Midnight

Classic jazz, classic Aretha. Need anything more be said?"

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	Duke Ellington: The Essential

While even a dilettante such as myself could easily catalog a number of omissions, it wouldn't really serve any purpose -- this set covers the necessary bases in as fleet-footed a fashion as possible.

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4 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Cassidy: I’m a Hustla

He is a very good thug rapper who wants to do something more ambitious, but can't figure out exactly how to do this. At least not yet.

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	Absentee: Donkey Stock EP

Absentee's lead singer often sounds emotionally absent from the excellent folky backing music, giving the idea that he should be absent altogether.

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4 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Like an unexpected surprise or a beautiful day off, Owly is the perfect way to bring a smile to any reader's face.

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