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	Marc Johnson: Shades of Jade

Strong playing from Eliane Elias, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, and Joey Baron makes for a pleasant but schizophrenic listen.

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27 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Anthony B.: My Hope

Dancehall star Anthony B.'s 'hope' is that you'll buy his album. Oh, and world peace. Definitely world peace. A big, fat spliff wouldn't hurt either.

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22 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

Patti Smith: Horses/Horses

What’s surprising about Patti Smith’s Horses is how subversive it still is, despite its having long since been canonized as one of rock’s most important and influential works.

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	Toshi Reagon: Have You Heard

An Artist Deserving Wider Recognition puts her wounded joy front and center.

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	Bucky Pizzarelli / Frank Vignola: Moonglow

An outstanding lyrical and swinging set of guitar duets by two Italian-American jazz virtuosi. Gran' Dio!, they even make a masterpiece of tender melodic playing out of 'Moonlight Cocktail'!!!"

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	The Mendoza Line: Full of Light and Full of Fire

The Mendoza Line have a knack for writing disturbing and lonely tales that also make a fine soundtrack to a night of carousing. With Full of Life and Full of Fire, they've created a modern American masterpiece.

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	Peter Grummich: Club Maria Berlin: Dirty Floor

This is nothing but a mix of the baddest, most deliciously warped techno to spill from your speakers from quite some time.

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	Johnny Cash: The Complete Sun Recordings 1955 - 1958

Time Life digs deep into the Man in Black's archive and unearths a near perfect collection of material.

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22 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	John Cale: Black Acetate

Cale follows up a successful reincarnation with a release that's far more lackluster and pedestrian.

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	System of a Down: Hypnotize

After getting off to a blazing start, Hypnotize begins to lose its focus as the band's songwriting well runs dry.

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	She Wants Revenge: She Wants Revenge

It's the kind of achievement you have no choice but to respect, simply because it is rather intimidating to imagine what these guys could do if they decided to use their powers for evil instead of good.

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	Page France: Hello, Dear Wind

Give a man two chords and a grab bag of religious imagery, and he'll give you a song. Teach him to create two chords, and he'll never be hungry for new material again.

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	Paul Oscher: Down in the Delta

Oscher has certainly not tripped over the standard obstacle, and has built up fair instrumental abilities. He works these days on guitar as well as harmonica, and manages some nifty enough accompaniment on one track with two hands on the piano and at least one foot stomping.

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	The Narrator: Such Triumph

These guys might just be the first indie-rock roots revival band ever.

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21 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kevin Gordon: O Come Look at the Burning

Every picture tells a story, don't it? Gordon's stories tell what's in the pictures.

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21 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Floetry: Flo’Ology

Grammy-nominated Londoners drop third album with the aid of some American bigshots. Your jaw won't, though.

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	Edith Frost: It’s a Game

Delicate 1970s songwriting lends indie blandness time-warp appeal.

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	Bob Dylan: The Best of Bob Dylan

Though not at all essential for Dylan fans, this is an extremely well executed one-disc rundown of Dylan's career for new listeners.

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	Various Artists: Got Purp? Vol. II

Bubba Sparxxx and Killer Mike, are cut from the same cloth as Big Boi, and their tracks here could have appeared on Speakerboxxx. But most of the songs here sound totally different than anything on that record or even The Love Below.

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	Various Artists: Pingipung Plays the Piano

The piano is quite possibly the most diverse and multifaceted musical instruments in the history of the world, so it should come as no surprise that even an ostensibly experimental label would be drawn to its sonic possibilities.

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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