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6 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

Anyone who runs out to buy a copy of Le Funk on the strengths of Night on Fire will be sorely disappointed.

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	t.A.T.u: Dangerous and Moving

If you don't like t.A.T.u, you don't like pop music. Simple as that. Straight outta Eurovision-East, t.A.T.u are the Abba for the new millennium.

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	Bob Rodriguez: Corridor

Extended meditative piano trio performances, fresh, unhackneyed, which while not immediately exciting, soon become engrossing.

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	Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

In collaboration with producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Air), McCartney delivers one of the strongest records of his long and winding post-Beatles career.

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6 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Seu Jorge: Cru

Fresh off his scene stealing performance The Life Aquatic, Seu Jorge's solo album provides more clues to his mystery.

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Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang: Live at the River East Art Center

Stop Looking For 2005's Best Jazz Album: This Is It.

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6 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Cherry Valence: TCV3

On Album Number Three, the Cherry Valence blur the line between being in a groove and being in a rut.

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6 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Bango: Bango

Bango is allegedly a much-sought-after rarity on the psych collector's market; presumably Brazilian psych-rock records didn't have as wide a distribution as, say, the Quicksilver Messenger Service.

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	Black Dice: Broken Ear Record

S&M, sex with robots, and something else about the efficacy of sound.

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5 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Why?: Elephant Eyelash

With so many references to semen, suicide, and jerking off, how could this be anything but one of the best records of the year?"

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Marty Robbins: The Essential Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins should be in the all-time top echelon of country artists even if we’re just only talking about “El Paso,” one of the 10 greatest songs of all time.

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5 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Terry Reid: Superlungs

The better part of Reid's talent lies in how natural and inevitable he can make his vocal impossibilities sound.

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	Lynn Miles: Love Sweet Love

It's never too late to discover Lynn Miles.

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	Jason Forrest: Shamelessly Exciting

The most unpredictable moment on this album comes with its most normal track.

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	Russ Freeman: Safe at Home

With the unearthing and issue of these private recordings a 1940s bebop piano prodigy suddenly but posthumously has his first whole album to himself! The year was 1959, and this prime stuff comes together in the sort of live experience that makes happy!"

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5 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	For Against: December

A long-overdue reissue of one of the most tragically overlooked albums of the 1980s.

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5 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Aswefall: Bleed

Aswefall are content in just taking us for a visit back to 1987.

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	Billy Martin and Socket: January 14 & 15 2005, Live at Tonic

Live cacophony ladled over a healthy dose of groove -- but perhaps pack an aspirin or two.

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	The Makers: Everybody Rise!

A high tolerance for pedantic tales of skirt-chasing is essential to the enjoyment of this record.

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	The Morells: Think About It

Old fashioned fun from the pride of Springfield, Missouri. The Morells pronounce every word clearly and keep true to the beat.

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