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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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	Jack DeJohnette: Music from the Hearts of the Masters

The royal jazz drummer releases two on his own label: an encounter with an African kora master and a single track of healing and meditation music.

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	Tremolo: Love Is the Greatest Revenge

Tremolo want to change the world through music. In fact, they're willing to give half of their profits to achieve this aim. There's only one problem here...

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	The Plus Ones: Oh Me of Little Faith

Second album of Power Pop band is good: different, but not better, to be precise.

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16 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ox: Dust Bowl Revival

Ox tries its luck at quoting Americana and fails miserably, proving English teachers right: quotations should support an argument, not fill up space to meet a length requirement.

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	Salim Nourallah: Beautiful Noise

Grown-up pop that tackles the Big Issues, Beautiful Noise is more the former than the latter.

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	I Am Kloot: Gods and Monsters

I Am Kloot is a good band, and Bramwell has the skills at the page/keyboard /mic/whatever to put together a classic. It doesn't exist yet.

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16 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Paul Brown: The City

A package hackneyed Smoove clichés, Mr. Brown's sophomore release is just the thing for all you cognac-smooth, French wine collectin', high stakes poker playin', condo livin' cats out there.

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16 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Art Blakey: Drum Suite

Blakey's Afrobeat-inspiring excursion: Thrilling percussion meets irresistible hard bop. And that's just the beginning.

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