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18 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Josh Joplin: Jaywalker

Josh Joplin gets his feet wet as a solo artist. Regrettably, he forgot to take off his socks.

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18 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Goldfrapp: Supernature

Goldfrapp's bid for pop stardom is decidedly calculated, but not without a curveball or two.

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18 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Elkland: Golden

If Elkland have any saavy at all, they'll return to the studio to re-tool, and comb the chicken bone predictions of tastemakers to find a newly budding style.

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18 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	DJ Craze: Miami Heat

Listening to Miami Heat it is impossible to deny the facility that Craze brings to the tables, and it's easy to see how an American DJ was able to ensconce himself so easily in the traditionally exclusive scene.

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18 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Eric Clapton: Back Home

At one time, Eric Clapton was God. Right now, he's not even George Burns.

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	The Ying Yang Twins: United States of Atlanta: Chopped & Screwed

Why is it that I can listen to Blowfly without flinching, groove along with Luke Skyywalker and the gang when the mood hits, but Kaine and D-Roc's antics turn my stomach?"

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	Stereolab: Kybernetická Babicka EP

Stereolab add three new singles to their already mind-boggling discography. Obsessive-compulsive fans get ready -- they're on vinyl!"

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15 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Supergrass: Road to Rouen

Britpoppers finally make the album worth listening to after smoking their name.

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	The Main Ingredient: Everybody Plays the Fool: The Best of The Main Ingredient

The '70s R&B group that set the stage for Sade and Hall & Oates. Is that really such a bad thing?"

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15 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Harv: Polka Raggioso

They're young. They're hot. They play polka.

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	Fates Warning: Awaken the Guardian (Expanded Edition)

The influential progressive metal album gets the deluxe treatment.

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15 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Diamond Nights: Popsicle

There's nothing wrong with a bit of patently uncool retro rock, especially when it's done this well.

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	Chelsea: Urban Kids: A Punk Rock Anthology

The band's music is competent, often fun, and likely laid the groundwork for more than a few oi bands to follow.

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	The Bevis Frond: London Stone

Bevis Frond's follow-up to their classic New River Head finally arrives in America, and its blend of indie and classic rock could not have come at a better time.

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	Various Artists: Bargrooves: Cosmopolitan

Believe me, there is such a thing as cheesy house, and for the most part -- despite the packaging -- this is not cheesy house.

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	Thee Shams: Sign the Line

Thee Shams have expanded their sound to include traces of psychedelia, Southern rock, the British invasion, Led Zeppelin, and '70s AM radio.

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	The Slits: Live at the Gibus Club

This live set shows that the Slits, during their initial run, may have been the most explosive and vicious act in the early British punk scene.

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	Dolly Parton: The Essential Dolly Parton

Everyone needs a little Dolly.

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14 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jason Mraz: Mr. A-Z

You will like this album if you find its title amusing.

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	James Kolchaka Superstar: Our Most Beloved

The recordings of James Kolchaka are a barometer for your expectations of what music should be.

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