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	Various Artists: 4 Women No Cry

4 Women No Cry establishes a new space for female musicians, one grounded in pure creativity, art for art's sake. And it's only just begun.

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	Kid Loco: The Graffiti Artist (Original Soundtrack)

Kid Loco's new release attempts to prove the worth of original score albums, and, inevitably, fails at its doomed mission.

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	Petra Haden and Bill Frisell: self-titled

The two surnames conjure evocative atmospheric punctuations, summoned from a dark recess of the metaphysically combined subconscious charted somewhere along the courses of the S.S. Bill and the U.S.S. Chuck. However, this Haden is one of the triplet daughters of Charlie. And the Frisell presented here is, well... still Bill. The collaboration is evocative, atmospheric... yet uniquely sweet.

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	Gong: Angel’s Egg (Remastered)

This remastered version of Gong's classic album is a perfect example of a band finding the ideal balance between sense and nonsense, structure and improvisation, and spirituality and satire.

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	The Coke Dares: Here We Go With… the Coke Dares

The Coke Dares grind out 32 songs in 32 minutes on Here We Go With. A rip-snortin' good time!"

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18 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Candlemass: self-titled

Got doom?"

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Architecture in Helsinki: In Case We Die

By painting their already imaginative songs with dazzling new colors, Architecture in Helsinki are quietly reinventing the pop song.

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18 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

How do you mobilize a community comprised of young artists more concerned with nurturing voice than elevating it in protest? Throw a badass benefit concert.

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18 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Jack & Bobby

No matter how much we learn of the President, he remains distant, a mythical figure recalled with admiration by friends and foes alike.

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Garfield and Friends: Volume Three

But if adults might seek a bit of cat development or story arc, kids are fine with repetition.

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Spooky Encounters: A Gwailo’s Guide to Hong Kong Horror by Daniel O’Brien

Reading a book on movies one has, for the most part, not seen is the proverbial double-edged sword.

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18 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Kinsey (2004)

Not only is the character difficult by heroic biopic standards, but his story combines radical thinking, extraordinary generosity, and supreme egotism.

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	Stiv Bators: L.A. Confidential

'What's that? You only know Stiv Bators from his work with the Dead Boys? Are you ever in for a power pop treat!'"

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17 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Subarachnoid Space: The Red Veil

Existing in inner space, where words are meaningless.

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17 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

Nine Inch Nails: With Teeth

Second verse, same as the first! Trent Reznor signals his triumphant return with more of the damn same.

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	The Nein: Wrath of Circuits

On their debut album, The Nein prove there's plenty of life left in the post punk revival.

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	Mice Parade: Bem-Vinda Vontade

Not a give and take. More like, 'Work with me.' Mice Parade salutes you.

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17 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Love As Laughter: Laughter’s Fifth

On its fifth album, Love as Laughter delivers a retro/garage rock gem and manages to sound like lots of other bands doing the same thing.

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17 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Gong: You

At last, final installment in the Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy is reissued! The world is a safer place (for groovy, self-aware prog rock).

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17 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

These two moments in time move towards convergence, as the story of Bont's rise and fall dovetails with Daredevil's career as a superhero.

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"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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