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	Gang of Four: Return the Gift (U.S. Version)

Ever get the feeling you've been burned? Gang of Four demonstrates how to stay vital past 40.

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25 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Kaci Brown: Instigator

At 17, Kaci Brown's got a lot of growing up to do. She's apparently well skilled at foursomes, though.

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	The Beta Band: The Best of the Beta Band: Music

The Beta Band spent the better part of their career trying to catch up to initial expectations, and they never gained enough traction to escape the incredible gravity of this 'lost' potential.

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25 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Adrian Belew: Side Two

The second in run of three albums planned for 2005 finds the eccentric guitarist satisfying his experimental tendencies.

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	John Arnold: Style and Pattern

John Arnold melds his influences to create an album true to its name -- Style and Pattern wields more style in one track than most entire albums.

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	Liz Phair: Somebody’s Miracle

Liz returns from her experiment in mainstream pop with another mainstream pop record. She's as catchy and as banal as ever.

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24 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Public Enemy: Power to the People and the Beats

On their greatest hits album, Public Enemy offer up frustration, fire and a desire to ignite a revolution by assaulting the masses with political diatribes fueled by rage.

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	Moutin Reunion Quartet: Something Like Now

A wonderfully resolved set of performances from the brothers Moutin.

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24 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Hauschka: The Prepared Piano

A different take on piano playing... unusual and interesting.

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	The Fiery Furnaces: Rehearsing My Choir

Art-poppers overreach and turn in one of the year's biggest disappointments.

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	Shemekia Copeland: The Soul Truth

A blast of blues-drenched soul -- when has that ever hurt a person?"

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	The Carter Family: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Carter Family

Re-issue! Re-package! Time to re-evaluate the songs...

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Lula Côrtes & Zé Ramalho: Paêbirú

This record has a great backstory: a psychedelic double album recorded in Brazil in 1974, released the next year but virtually unheard because of a warehouse fire that destroyed virtually every copy in existence.

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	Various Artists: For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records

Reports of the death of alt-country have been greatly exaggerated, as Bloodshot Records celebrates 10 years in business with 42 new, vital songs.

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	Various Artists: This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul

I know I'll never lose affection for people and things that went before. In my life, I'll love The Beatles' versions more, but these covers have their own merits.

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	Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice: Buck Dharma

Buck Dharma makes such a point to deconstruct every little bit of itself that it forgets to build anything back up in its place. D'oh. Here's to the idea...

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23 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Twista: The Day After

The Day After is the finest mainstream hip-hop album of the year.

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23 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Metric: Live It Out

On their second album Metric sounds a bit ticked off at the world. Can you blame them?"

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	Múm: Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK

Mùm's debut may be five years old, but it's so alive and adventurous it sounds like it was recorded today, or tomorrow even.

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	Uri Caine & Bedrock: Shelf-Life

Jazz's leading post-modern trickster pulls apart the 1970s -- crime shows, game shows, Blue Note albums, Philly soul -- to give you a strange pastiche that could only have been made today. Fasten you ear-belts and get ready for take-off.

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