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	Body Rockers: Body Rockers

Aussie/Brit dance rock tandem try to 'talk the talk', but hearing them 'walk the walk' makes the listener stifle a laugh.

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	World Leader Pretend: Punches

They raised the wall, and they will be the one to knock it down: symphonic pop-rock group has been given the freedom to do as they see fit.

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18 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Thunderlip: Thunderlip

North Carolina garage rockers experiment with hardcore vocals. The result? A mess.

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18 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Lewis Taylor: Stoned

Lewis Taylor briefly makes R&B accessible to those folks who have never spent one second trapped in any sort of closet.

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	Moacir Santos: Choros & Alegria

It's a history lesson in Brazilian jazz, but a painless and extremely enjoyable one.

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	Les Nubians: Les Nubians Presents Echos, Chapter One: Nubian Voyager

A courageous experiment by a group refusing to work within the confines of 'neo-soul', 'world beat', or any other inflexible genre tag.

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18 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Guitar Wolf: Golden Black

This compilation begs the question: Is Guitar Wolf the loudest band on Earth?"

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	Bush Chemists: Raw Raw Dub

Veteran London duo make dub the ol' fashioned way…with a few modern touches, of course.

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	The Spongetones: Number Nine

All power pop roads lead to the Beatles and the Spongetones still don't need directions, even in their ninth album.

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15 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jazzanova: Blue Note Trip

The sound of the German DJs collective frolicking around in the Blue Note vaults.

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	Horse the Band: The Mechanical Hand

Horse the Band are interesting and high energy, but too often they come off as the poster boys of studio Attention Deficit Disorder.

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	The Ex: Singles. Period. The Vinyl Years 1980 - 1990

At times this sounds like a dance-party coming from these dour Dutch anarchists, albeit with a bust of Winston Churchill staring by the door.

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	Chamillionaire: The Sound of Revenge

Killa Cham sets out to get more minds correct with his Universal debut, The Sound of Revenge. Maybe he should've checked himself beforehand.

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	Buckshot and 9th Wonder: Chemistry

Black Moon's commander-in-chief, Buckshot, makes a close-to-classic return to prominence with the help of Little Brother producer 9th Wonder.

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15 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ryan Adams: 29

Adams completes his promised hat trick of album releases for 2005 with this more subdued and reflective follow-up to Cold Roses and Jacksonville City Nights.

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	Robbie Williams: Intensive Care

With the help of a new songwriting partner, Robbie Williams grounds himself and grows up a bit.

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	The Virginia Sisters: Last Pathetic Fool

A good start and finish, but the middle portion is what makes this once promising and pleasing album just another pop rock record.

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	Rosie Thomas: If Songs Could Be Held

Sub Pop's singer/songwriter is sweet-voiced and oft-hyphenated. Her new album will turn you home stereo into a coffee shop soundtrack.

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14 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Modern Traditions Ensemble: New Old Music

If choro is Brazil's version of Dixieland, the Modern Traditions Ensemble is its Preservation Hall Jazz Band, highly skilled if a bit academic.

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	El Presidente: El Presidente

Put aside your Scissor Sisters comparisons. El Presidente is more engaging, more original, and classier than Scissor Sisters have ever been.

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