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30 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Soulive: Break Out

Whereas in the past Soulive have been very careful to keep their jazz M.O. very visible, here the structure seems more similar to traditional blues.

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	Some Girls: The DNA Will Have Its Say

Supergroup spazz core group with members of the Locust, Give Up The Ghost, Unbroken and the Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower. Karen O guest stars.

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30 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Eddie Spaghetti: Old No. 2

On his second solo offering, the Supersuckers frontman dishes up another batch of great tunes, but he could've stood to use a splash of The Sauce.

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	Tommy Lee: Tommyland: The Ride

Critics will assuredly scoff at Lee's latest solo effort as a self-indulgent exercise in musical mediocrity. Yeah? Scrüe them...

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The Clientele: Strange Geometry

The new Clientele disc is awfully good, besting everything in Belle & Sebastian’s catalog on an album-by-album basis save for The Boy With the Arab Strap and Dear Catastrophe Waitress.

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30 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Brakes: Give Blood

Punk goes country when this British dream team tackles their first LP with WANTON ABANDON.

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Angels of Light & Akron/Family: Akron/Family & Angels of Light

I'm going to keep telling you how good this band is until you listen to me.

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	Atmosphere: You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having

Atmosphere follows up the behemoth Seven's Travels with something a little smaller, a little more spontaneous, a little bit better.

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	Various Artists: Never Lose That Feeling, Volume One

New shoegazers cover old shoegazers, but mostly without the shoegaze. What's the point?"

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	Stevie Wonder: A Time to Love

If you care about being cool, walk away now. We won't miss you.

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	Bebo Valdés: Bebo de Cuba

Methuselah lived 900 years, but who calls that living compared to octogenarian Cuban-born jazzbo Bebo Valdés who's still kickin' it after all these years.

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27 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Tangiers: The Family Myth

Animated rock and roll never felt so frightening and right as this.

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27 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Simply Red: Simplified

Hucknall has produced a collection of stripped-down, jazzy numbers that reflect the maturity of an artist who has been going strong for two decades.

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	The Lovemakers: Times of Romance

Ah, the '80s... synthesizers, sex, skinny ties, and snorting. While many bands reference the '80s, the Lovemakers actually capture the neon-pink decadence of the Reagan era.

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	American Princes: Little Spaces

Contradictions be damned, the American Princes could be on their way to becoming modern classic rock royalty.

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27 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	AFX: Hangable Auto Bulb

Out of eBay and into our CD players -- Richard D. James experiments with drill 'n' bass on this reissue of the rare EPs.

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26 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Nick Warren: Shanghai

The British master DJ spins moody house and techno like it's 1988 and 2005 at the same time.

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	Silverstein: Discovering the Waterfront

Peel back the screamo for some perfectly played and produced pop songs.

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	Paranoid Social Club: Paranoid Social Club

Portland, Maine's pop/ rock/ funk/ jam/ etc. leading lights introduce themselves to the rest of the world.

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26 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Old Time Relijun: 2012

Old Time Relijun are in many ways the anti-White-Stripes, an authentic and healthy alternative to the snake oil that Jack White is selling.

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