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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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	Marty Stuart: Badlands: Ballads of the Lakota

Badlands has Marty Stuart truly cooking on all cylinders. He is the most important talent in country music this year.

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	Scratch Perverts: Fabric Live 22

A mix 'n' scratch tour through the demented minds of a world-class DMC crew. Their cup of tea is rude and jet black.

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	Showroom: The World Is Too Much With Us

Showroom make catchy pop songs that are also insightful and charming. Finally, a frontman whose wit is as sharp as the crease in his trousers.

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	Living Things: Ahead of the Lions

Fraternal hard rock trio from St. Louis finally sees its ferocious, politically charged full-length debut released, one year after being lost amongst major label mergers.

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	Kurupt: Against Tha Grain

This just in: the Titanic sank and 2Pac died. Why can't modern hip-hop... ahem... get off his dick, stop robbing his grave, and let him rest in peace?"

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	Robert Glasper: Canvas

This second issue by a very highly talented young pianist seems to have been let down at the planning stage. He deserves better.

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	Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Bottleneck Blues

Slip sliding away... A look back at bottleneck blues' power and passion.

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1 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Venetian Snares: Meathole

Far from being a wall of impenetrable noise, Meathole is an intricate, aggressive and sometimes harrowing journey into the heart of distortion and distorted soul.

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	Mark O’Connor & Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg: Double Violin Concerto

The bluegrass fiddler turned Americana-Classical composer tackles jazz in his third symphonic concerto.

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1 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Lawless Element: Soundvision: In Stereo

What's that you say, the golden age of hip-hop is over? Maybe, but Detroit's Lawless Element revives it with middling success.

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	Harvey Danger: Little by Little

The band that gave us a ubiquitous late '90s hit (which we shall not name) returns with a piano heavy album of clever, literate pop songs.

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	The Double: Loose in the Air

Balancing destruction with delight, The Double delve deeper into accessibly experimental rock.

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	Vashti Bunyan: Lookaftering

Bunyan emerges from a 35-year musical absence and cracks the 'sophomore slump' straight in the jaw with an updated sound and a brilliant collection of songs.

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