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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Aswefall: Bleed

Aswefall are content in just taking us for a visit back to 1987.

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	Billy Martin and Socket: January 14 & 15 2005, Live at Tonic

Live cacophony ladled over a healthy dose of groove -- but perhaps pack an aspirin or two.

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	The Makers: Everybody Rise!

A high tolerance for pedantic tales of skirt-chasing is essential to the enjoyment of this record.

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	The Morells: Think About It

Old fashioned fun from the pride of Springfield, Missouri. The Morells pronounce every word clearly and keep true to the beat.

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	Ladytron: Witching Hour

Ladytron's third album is not only their most adventurous to date, it's also their best.

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	Little Brother: The Minstrel Show

Little Brother is looking for an instant seal-of-approval that'll place the group among the legends of hip-hop, but do they deserve it?"

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	Iron & Wine / Calexico: In the Reins

This time, in addition to brewing some green tea and donning your favorite bathrobe, you might consider shining up the spurs and lacing up the chaps for this highly successful collaboration.

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4 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Big Star: In Space

The addition of ex-Posies members has actually succeeding in making Big Star sound more like the bands they influenced than either Number One Record or Radio City.

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	Matthew Barber: Sweet Nothing

Perfectly titled, this album is required listening for down-to-earth toddlers (and their parents).

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	The Velvet Underground: Gold

Every track is going to absolutely slay you, but there's so much more to be had. You can buy this album if you want, but you have to promise me you'll buy their other ones too.

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	Slow Dazzle: The View from the Floor [EP]

Smart pop that melds the old with the future, never taking its eye off the craft for a moment.

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	The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike

2004 debut album from Brighton, UK ensemble is finally released domestically, albeit with some minor changes.

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	Paula Frazer: Leave the Sad Things Behind

Not quite as stunning as her previous album, but Paula Frazier makes the most of her voice with a folksy-retro-roots collage.

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3 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

At its heart the disc belongs to the dancefloor, where the flavors of samba, salsa and mambo freely cross-pollinate with austere house textures to create a satisfying, if subtle, hybrid.

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	Cold: A Different Kind of Pain

Despite lyrics that go beyond the usual themes, this is still the type of album that turned "nu" into a two-letter joke.

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	Charlottefield: How Long Are You Staying

Brighton quartet smudges the lines of post-punk on its debut album.

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	Blackalicious: The Craft

The album takes the veteran hip-hop duo's penchant for verbose musings and adds a healthy serving of funk, soul, and late '60s rock to produce an album that aligns with this year's best.

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	Various Artists: Tommy Boy Presents Hip Hop Roots

Tommy Boy Records founder Tom Silverman offers you this internationally-distributed mixtape. Quick--name that sample!"

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2 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Standard: Albatross

Portland, Oregon quartet's second album in as many years is dramatic tension in search of a worthy epic.

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2 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Rasputina: A Radical Recital

Cello-rock might not be all the rage just yet, but Rasputina are clearing the path.

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