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	Heathen Shame: Speed the Parting Guest

Horrifying, terrifying, revolting doesn't even begin to describe this pile of shit. Heathen Shame is really a shame.

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10 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Buddy Holly: Gold

It's probably impossible to overstate Buddy Holly's importance.

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	Jamie Cullum: Catching Tales

British Boy Wonder of Kinda-Jazz Delivers a deeply ambiguous sophomore set.

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	Comet Gain: City Fallen Leaves

Decidedly hip, knowing, British indie pop... yawn.

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	Hank Williams: Turn Back the Years: The Essential Hank Williams Collection

It attempts to wrestle Williams' body of work into manageable chunks, to show that this wasn't a guy who just churned out country songs indiscriminately, but an artist who documented the major facets of his life.

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9 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Tom Vek: We Have Sound

A front-loaded but funky frolic makes for one hell of a debut with an impressive lack of lulls and lows.

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	JamisonParker: Sleepwalker

'All manner of gorgeous sounds'? Or just plain unfocused?"

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9 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Kip Hanrahan: Pinero

Much as Kip Hanrahan wants you to know about Miguel Pinero and even roots and proper purposes of rap, you could postpone finding out till you'd heard this fine music. Needs no further reference but might inspire it.

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	Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip-Hop Violinist

It's a Miri Ben-Ari album because she wrote and arranged the strings and plays violin on it, but at the end of the day it is simply an excellent hip-hop mix-tape.

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	Apollo Sunshine: Apollo Sunshine

Inventive musical chameleons continue to mutate, flipping from psych-pop to Southern rock band with their usual reckless abandon, and refusing to sit still long enough to be labeled.

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	Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock and Roll

As long as there are young Brits with amplified guitars slung around their shoulders, there will always be the odd few who come off as cheeky arseholes. And, bless 'em, Art Brut are the latest.

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9 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Aphrodite: Overdrive

There's not a lot of variety to be found on Overdrive, but that's hardly a problem if all you're looking for is a shot of pure adrenaline.

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	Various Artists: Jamie Oldaker’s Mad Dogs & Okies

A celebration of Oklahoma's country blues musical heritage.

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8 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Early Man: Closing In

A harmless album of retro metal has been inexplicably released by an indie rock giant, which is bound to confuse both metal fans and indie kids alike.

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8 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Dials: Flex Time

You're supposed to like the Dials. They're girls doing punk. They're sassy. Some big-time critics have gotten behind their momentum. So, do they deserve the hype?"

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	The Crimea: Tragedy Rocks

Talented UK band The Crimea release an amazing UK album. Americans will have to wait until 2006 to buy a bloated, merely great version.

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	The Campbell Brothers: Can You Feel It?

I dare you to listen to Can You Feel It? without moving your body. If you do so, you're either deaf or dead.

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	Bobby Bare: The Moon Was Blue

First album in 22 years by country maverick is co-produced by Bare's son. But don't call it a comeback.

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	Bliss: Quiet Letters (U.S.Edition)

Anyone still have that second Enigma album in heavy rotation? Didn't think so.

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	Bantu featuring Ayuba: Fuji Satisfaction

Facts up front: This is a collaborative record between Adé Bantu, a Nigerian/German dancehall/rapper who belongs to the Brothers Keepers collective, and Adewale

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