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	Minus Story: No Rest For Ghosts

Lawrence, Kansas locals make good on the promise of their last EP. Really good.

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	Great Lake Swimmers: Bodies and Minds

Bodies and Minds breathes with the emotion of Dekker's voice and pulses with the subtle beauty of his sparse acoustic arrangements. This album deserves a broad audience and Dekker deserves mention with Sam Beam as today's most lauded singer-songwriters.

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12 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Dirty Three: Cinder

Australian instrumentalists continue to produce swirling aural waves that meld the tools of classical and folk music together as one big, beautiful sound.

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12 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Dub Gabriel: Bass Jihad

For those of us without the desire to sit around getting legitimately high while charting the imaginary architecture of Black Sabbath records and eating entire bags of Cheetos, listening to dub is the next best thing to being there.

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	Conjure One: Extraordinary Ways

For music that sounds like it took so much effort to put together, Extraordinary Ways sure does slip easily into the background.

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	Various Artists: Grlz: Women Ahead of Their Time

This is a fine collection that will shed light on many of post-punk's unjustly forgotten artists.

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	Various Artists: Searching for Soul: Rare & Classic Soul, Funk & Jazz from Michigan 1968-1980

The underground sounds of Detroit's funk scene have been unearthed. The soul mining is worth the effort, yielding 14 real musical gems that most people have never had the opportunity to hear before.

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	The Pharcyde: Humboldt Beginnings

Why can't the Pharcyde be funny?"

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	Madness: The Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1

The Nutty Boys do more than trot out rubbish in an effort to make some easy coin, they give us a record worth listening to and a reminder of why we loved them in the first place.

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11 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	TG Mauss: Mechanical Eye

There are a lot of good elements, but the overall effect is somewhat less than compelling.

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11 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kid 606: Resilience

Kid 606 finally finds the freedom to make the album he's always wanted to make -- a completely and utterly ordinary one.

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11 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	John Doyle: Wayward Son

Nothing flashy here, just a man singing and playing guitar Celtic folk style, with able assistance from other stellar vocalists and instrumentalists like Linda Thompson, Kate Rusby, and Danny Thompson.

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	Castanets: First Light’s Freeze

This spare, creepy album is often pleasant and always surprising. Bearded zombies in love: I've got your soundtrack.

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10 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	311: Don’t Tread on Me

Despite its confrontational title, Don't Tread on Me is a lighter, happier version of the shtick 311 has all but trademarked over the past 15 years.

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	Bill Ricchini: Tonight I Burn Brightly

Bill Ricchini's new album evokes Brian Wilson, Elliott Smith, and Belle and Sebastian -- just the way he likes it.

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	Tim O’Brien: Fiddler’s Green / Cornbread Nation

Bluegrass authenticity and huge ears make Tim O'Brien all the musician you can handle.

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	Magnolia Electric Co.: Hard to Love a Man EP

Jason Molina and company show that they still have energy to spare.

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10 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Modeselektor: Hello Mom!

The next time you're wandering around the record store and thinking to yourself 'Man, I really wish I could find a CD that, like, really rokked', look no further than our German homies Modeselektor.

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	The King of France: The King of France

NYC band's latest release (its first with all band members involved) is quirky and accessible, roughly one non sequitur away from Robyn Hitchcock-caliber idiosyncrasy.

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	COB: Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart

Three men chase their dreams in the fields of Scotland. Thirty years later, fans no longer have to chase their records. Moyshe McStiff and the reissue treatment.

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