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	Defunkt: Defunkt + / Thermonuclear Sweat +

In the beginning, Defunkt was a mad scientist of a band, attempting to splice together jazz and funk in ways no other band had ever attempted. Think of this two disc set as its little mutant baby.

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	Various Artists: Gilles Peterson Digs America: Brownswood U.S.A.

British DJ works hard so you won't have to. But you might want to anyway.

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	Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Come on Back

A look back at songs his late father loved makes Jimmie Dale Gilmore's latest a simple but special retrospective.

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6 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Goldie: MDZ.05

Metalheadz' latest compilation is emblematic of what's wrong with d&b today -- flawless production, little creativity, and virtually no soul.

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	Dengue Fever: Escape From Dragon House

The Los Angeles sextet get thoughtful with their sashays the second time around. Just don't call it Cambo-Pop.

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6 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Cartel: Chroma

If you're not under 25 and mad at your parents, this debut from the Atlanta pop-punkers has limited ear-candy appeal.

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	John Coltrane: The Bethlehem Years

His work in Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk's bands from the same era feature much more exploratory, innovative, and passionate playing.

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	Bloodhound Gang: Hefty Fine

Hefty Fine is repulsive in every possible way. Maybe if we ignore it, it'll go away.

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	The Bats: At the National Grid

On their sixth release in over two decades, The Bats are a case study in 'What to Do to Remain Relevant'.

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	The Rosebuds: Birds Make Good Neighbors

Don't be fooled by delicate packaging: formerly sunny pop-sters' sophomore effort tells tales of insecure love and childhood secrets.

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	Ewan Pearson: Sci.Fi.Hi.Fi_01

Respected, stylish dance remixer to the stars drops debut in revered dance music label's new mix series. The result is respectable and stylish. And that's about it.

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	Public Enemy: New Whirl Odor

Some thought Public Enemy had become irrelevant 10 years ago, but they hadn't. Now, though, they're getting dangerously close...

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	Minus the Bear: Menos el Oso

Minus the Bear has grown up... sort of. At lest they're not singing songs about kicking it like donkeys.

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	Mark Lemhouse: The Great American Yard Sale

Mark Lemhouse pulls a gutsy move by moving away from the Memphis/Mississippi stylings of his debut album -- with a surprisingly awesome effect.

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	Emmanuel Jal and Abdel Gadir Salim: Ceasefire

Emmanuel Jal is one of the hottest rappers in Africa, and Abdel Gadir Salim is an extremely prominent singer and oud player.

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	Richard Galliano New York Trio: Ruby, My Dear

A very distinguished and out-and-out jazz recording by a brilliant trio, Larry Grenadier's bass the steady centre around which Richard Galliano's stupendous instrumental command moves, lit up by Clarence Penn's drumming.

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	Johnny Cash: The Legend of Johnny Cash

Another decent single-disc career retrospective of The Man in Black, just in time for the holiday movie season!"

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3 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Babyshambles: Down in Albion

Pete Doherty's first post-Libertines recording, Down in Albion, isn't the sound of defeat or surrender -- it's the sound of a 'likely lad' embracing his promise.

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2 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Various Artists: Total 6

Considering the startling degree to which electronic music has been dominated by the idea of fashion, the success of a business model built on quality music, on critical acclaim and word-of-mouth, is simply a dream come true.

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2 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Unsane: Blood Run

A welcome throwback to a time when rock 'n' roll was truly ugly and dangerous.

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