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26 Sep 2005 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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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25 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Badi Assad: Verde

Assad's guitar technique and arrangements are impeccable, her singing sweet and alluring, her experimental flourishes tasteful and never intrusive -- all of which comes largely at the sacrifice of passion.

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	Various Artists: Latin Travels 2

Latin Travels 2 is all about the dance, and at that it succeeds -- just don't go into it looking for education.

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	Various Artists: The Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words, His Songs, His Friends

Those who approach the material with an open mind and a sense of humor will find a treasure trove of great American storytelling here.

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	The Sun: Blame It on the Youth

The first DVD album in the world comes from the Sun. Fourteen videos plus 14 songs equals 28 things that could go wrong. Surprisingly, not many things do.

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The Kingsbury Manx: The Fast Rise and Fall of the South

Pastoral North Carolinians take a field trip to the Kinks' Village Green, with so-so results.

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22 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jamiroquai: Dynamite

Another 21st century rehash of classic soul, served with a side of disco kitsch.

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	Himuro: Mild Fantasy Violence

For now, may the androids alone dream of electric sheep.

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	Miles Davis: The Cellar Door Sessions 1970

Another sumptuous box set from the Columbia Miles Davis archives features the Live Evil Cellar Door band -- turning the corner from jazz to stellar jam-funk of the highest order.

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	Dropsonic: Insects with Angel Wings

Like The Cult a generation before, Dropsonic has picked up the heavy metal-cum-post-punk mantle and run with it. But for being what could amount to the heir to an heir, Dropsonic is successful.

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	Super Furry Animals: Love Kraft

Depending on how you choose to perceive it, the band's orchestral seventh album is either one of its greatest achievements or one of its most pedestrian.

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