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	Uri Caine & Bedrock: Shelf-Life

Jazz's leading post-modern trickster pulls apart the 1970s -- crime shows, game shows, Blue Note albums, Philly soul -- to give you a strange pastiche that could only have been made today. Fasten you ear-belts and get ready for take-off.

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	Meredith Bragg and the Terminals: Volume 1

It may not be the most challenging record you will hear this year, but it has a kindness and charm that is hard to resist.

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	Various Artists: Hurry Home Early: The Songs of Warren Zevon

A bevy of relatively unknown artists take on the works of Warren Zevon in this collection for Zevon fans who want a tribute album that doesn't include Adam Sandler.

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	Gretchen Wilson: All Jacked Up

Gretchen Wilson is precisely the sort of potentially great performer that country music needs.

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	Silver Jews: Tanglewood Numbers

Drinking beer to review records to drink beer to.

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20 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Joe Strummer: Walker

Strummer's soundtrack for Alex Cox's 1987 Western -- his first solo endeavor after the Clash disbanded -- is reissued for the first time since it went out of print.

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20 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Sacha Perry: Eretik

Classic Bebop piano with an amazing density of piano texture and a passionate commitment... righteous stuff of timeless validity, and the man is real.

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	Mew: And the Glass Handed Kites

Prog rock dynamics with easily digestible pop song lengths might make American rock fans spring for a European import.

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20 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	DJ Koze: Kosi Comes Around

Anyone who feels safe with a solidly circumscribed conception of what a Kompakt artist sounds like should hear Koze, because while there is definitely much of the label's trademark microhouse, there is also so much more than that.

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	Dee Dee Bridgewater: J’ai Deux Amours

Flint, Michigan great extends herself across the ocean for an eclectic and daring album of Parisian jazz.

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	Broadcast: Tender Buttons

Their new music matches their stripped-down look.

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19 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Senor Coconut: Coconut FM

This is not just an indigenous reaction to previously established flavors of house and techno -- this is what happens when native musicians use electronic means of production to influence their own native idioms.

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	Nina Simone: The Soul of Nina Simone

An excellent DualDisc compilation that shows us Nina Simone the activist, songwriter and performer.

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	Omega One: The Lo-fi Chronicles

The man behind the decks and spraycan of classic Aesop Rock material steps out on his own in impressive fashion, although he chooses to remain in shadow.

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	Marah: If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry

The kids in Philly are back with their most assured, fun and engaging slab of urbanized heartland rock since, well, Kids in Philly.

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	Junior Brown: Live at the Continental Club: The Austin Experience

Brown is rooted in the past, in the days of honky tonk and rock 'n' roll.

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	Blind Arvella Gray: The Singing Drifter

Chicago-style blues was all about Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, etc. But this little known gent made his mark with one fine, fine album.

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19 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Mark Eitzel: Candy Ass

Second outing into electronic music for American Music Club frontman is a ramshackle collection that even the most diehard fan should avoid.

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	Esthero: Wikked Lil Grrrls

Seven years after her debut, Esthero returns to ignite a musical revolution and spark a long-forgotten musical affair.

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	The Southland: Influence of Geography

The Southland head north for the first few, then head south for other summer-sounding songs that leave you somewhat out in the cold.

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