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	Lil’ Jon & the East Side Boyz: Crunk Juice: Chopped & Screwed

Michael '5000' Watts must've been drunk on crunk juice to chop & screw this record. The result? Watts fails as Crunk Juice's savior, Lil' Jon remains hip-hop's comically tragic puppet. Didn't Kanye just put out an album?"

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	Ike Reilly Assassination: Junkie Faithful

Midwestern roots rock with a healthy dose of smart-ass-itude. Could it be the second coming of Paul Westerberg?"

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	Grand Magus: Wolf’s Return

Nothing lifts ordinary metal music out of the mire like a fine lead singer. American metalcore bands, take note.

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	California Oranges: Souvenirs

It's been a long time since power pop has sounded like this much fun. Y'all will have to excuse me for a moment; I've got to bounce up and down to this record for a while.

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27 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Barbez: Insignificance

With Insignificance, Barbez has created an album that plows headstrong into the unknown, aware of its own influences but never swayed by the influence (or fear) of outside opinion.

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Trisha Yearwood: Jasper County

Trisha Yearwood is back with her best album to date.

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	Paradise Boys: The Young & The Guest List

We may have killed dance punk, but Paradise Boys REALLY want to make you dance.

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26 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Al Kooper: Black Coffee

This disc harkens back to the days when black coffee was a warm cup of joe at the diner served by a waitress named Betty, not a steaming Starbucks brew made by a barista.

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	Her Space Holiday: The Past Presents the Future

Her Space Holiday's latest album is filled with orchestral, electro-pop songs so beautiful that it will take you a few listens to realize how depressing they are.

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	David Gray: Life in Slow Motion

David Gray leaves his bedroom behind, traveling with new producer Marius de Vries into the unknown of full-on studio wizardry.

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26 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Dave Dill: See You in the Sunshine

Understated soft rock sounds from a one-man band that hearkens back to golden eras of classic rock past.

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	Dreadful Yawns: Dreadful Yawns

This Americana-drone rock from Cleveland isn't dreadful, but it may inspire more than a few yawns.

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26 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Detroit Cobras: Baby

Soul is a difficult thing to describe, since it is something that you have to feel. But this CD doesn't have it.

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25 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Sigur Rós: Takk…

More dreamscapes from Icelandic misfits, but will they get to the rock under the surface?"

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	Glenn Miller: The Essential Glenn Miller

This compilation will bring back fond memories for the oldsters, and may provide some entertainment for younger listeners for whom Glenn Miller's name means nothing.

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25 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Mutts: Life in Dirt

The Mutts' take on British rock, circa 1973, could use a little bit of British rock, circa 2005.

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	Midaircondo: Shopping for Images

Three Swedish women in matching outfits make a soundtrack in search of a film.

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25 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jackie O Motherfucker: Fig. 5 / Liberation

The name alone is challenging enough. Turn to the person next to you right now and tell them 'I am reading a review of some re-issues from the band Jackie O Motherfucker'.

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	Forest: Forest

If you're a deaf, tramp-like, fire-eating, unicyclist elf, then Forest might just offer the soundtrack to your life.

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	Echo and the Bunnymen: Siberia

On their last couple of albums, the Bunnymen sounded like men mired in self-doubt. On Siberia, they've ditched the doubt and rediscovered their strengths: melody, romance, and that glorious guitar of Will Sergeant.

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