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	Danger Doom: The Mouse and the Mask

It will undoubtedly keep the heads of Halo 2 tournament participants bobbing with satisfaction for months to come.

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	Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene

Highly anticipated follow-up to Canadian collective's breakthrough album is an overblown, underdeveloped mess in need of new ideas.

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	Zucchero: Zucchero & Co.

One double tall skinny Italian pop star, no whip, with room.

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12 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Anoushka Shankar: Rise

Gone are the strict raga compositions, tweaked ever-so-slightly; these are songs that use raga bases, and they are filled with as many hooks as drones.

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	Spin Doctors: Nice Talking to Me

The first album from the original Spin Doctors in more than a decade is so cool it should come with it's own winter coat-ah.

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	Sonny Rollins: Without a Song

The Tenor Titan presents a live program of typical strength but also typical... typicalness?"

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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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