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Monday, September 10 2001

Ben Folds: Rockin’ the Suburbs

For most of his career, Ben Folds has thrived on examining those things that needle and surprise us from within -- even in his fictional narratives, you can sense very real experiences whispering from the shadows. Beneath the versatile Tin Pan Alley flourishes and Randy Newmanesque pop sheen of his songs, Folds's attitude ranges from heartfelt to smirking to unforgiving (sometimes all three at once).


Dead Kennedys: Bedtime for Democracy

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The Derailers: Here Come the Derailers

A happy marriage would move these guys from Saturday Night to Sunday Morning. But with the bride running from the altar, well, that means the Derailers are back in the honky-tonk, right where they belong.


Johnny Carson: On Comedy

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The Chemical Brothers: It Began in Afrika

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Joyce Cooling: Third Wish

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The Charlatans UK: Wonderland

The Charlatans have never been the most original band, but their combination of every cool-sounding musical style ever approaches an original sort of derivativeness.


Jack Bruce: Willpower: A Twenty Year Retrospective

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Beulah: The Coast Is Never Clear

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Babyface: Face 2 Face

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The Apes: Fugue in the Fog

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Monday, September 3 2001

    Various Artists: The Best of Sessions at West 54th: Volume 1

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Various Artists: Yoyo a Go Go 1999

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    Vibrolux: self-titled

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3 Mustaphas 3: Play Musty for Me

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    Space Ballerinas: If Goth Was Pink

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    Erik Sanko: Past Imperfect Present Tense

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Mike Stern: Voices

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    Michael J. Sheehy: Ill Gotten Gains

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    Ursula Rucker: Supa Sista

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