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	Various Artists: Melodic Today

Melodic Records collects its best and brightest, mixes an eclectic variation of styles, and slaps on a dedication to a recently passed musical icon.

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	Sick Bees: The Marina Album [EP]

The Raincoats busk with Skip Spence and Funkadelic throws down a $20. How to ignore this one? Well, don't.

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	T. Raumschmiere: Blitzkreig Pop

The combination of precise, pummeling techno beats and buzzsaw electronic fuzz is still as eminently satisfying as on 2003's Radio Blackout.

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	Little Brother: The Chittlin Circuit 1.5 - The Official Mixtape: Unreleased Tracks, B-Sides and Rem

Take a tour of Little Brother's soul-stirring unreleased material, b-sides, and remixes on the legendary chitlin circuit.

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	Billy Bang: Vietnam: Reflections

Love of beauty, use of Vietnamese musical ideas for hard bop themes that sustain high order lyrical improvisations; and performances of Vietnamese music. Impressive; deeply moving.

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21 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Bedouin Soundclash: Sounding a Mosaic

Do Bedouins listen to reggae? Maybe not, but Canadians apparently do.

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	Various Artists: 80 Records and We’re Not Broke (Yet)

Label sampler/celebration has much to offer for hardcore and punk music fans.

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18 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Slough Feg: Atavism

The latest album by the Bay Area band celebrates everything that was great from early '80s heavy metal.

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The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema

Highly anticipated third full-length from Vancouver collective offers up another round of smart, audaciously engaging pop.

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	Moping Swans: Lightninghead to Coffeepot / Circus Devils: Five

In this double-dose of Robert Pollard, one is not like the other.

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	B.B. King: The Ultimate Collection

Regal in name and stature, the King of the Blues is paid tribute with the latest thumbnail sketch of his historic career.

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	Ernest Dawkins’ Chicago 12: Misconceptions of a Delusion Shades of a Charade

The future of jazz in Chicago is a bright one, indeed.

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	Def Harmonic: All These Worldz

Second album from Milwaukee hip-hop duo is full of P-Funk grooves and trippy rhymes, but has only a couple standout tracks to show for it.

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18 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Criteria: When We Break

Everything has become watered down in the world of the Criteria front man.

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	Various Artists: Sugar Lumps

'Classic' psychedelic rock 'n' roll from the '60s and '00s. That's right, '00s.

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17 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Works: The Works

The Works are the masters of heartfelt pastiche, taking the swirls, swells, runs and flourishes of the psychedelia genre, piecing together moving pictures of free love and acid trips.

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	J.W. Warren: Life Ain’t Worth Livin’

Yet another great slice of the blues from the George Mitchell collection.

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	John Vanderslice: Pixel Revolt

Welcoming new literary characters into the world, in the form of a song... they could entertain you for years.

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	String Cheese Incident: One Step Closer

Proving themselves as something more than a jam band, SCI's new album showcases their ability to write accessible three- and four-minute songs -- and that's a good thing!"

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	Kate Earl: Fate is the Hunter

Kate Earl proves that the world is big enough for two attractive Alaskan women to mix pop, jazz, and blues.

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