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	Tierney Sutton: I’m With the Band

Bringing hyper-technique into the scat-o-sphere, the jazz vocalist releases a partly-live set that dazzles -- maybe too much.

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	Motion Pictures: Motion Pictures

Bring summer to a bittersweet close with this darkly beautiful album from the Isle of Wight.

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	Damian Lazarus: Bugged Out Presents Suck My Deck

So often, even the best efforts of top-name DJs can seem rote -- but Suck My Deck is at the very least interesting from the beginning to the very end.

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	A Gun Called Tension: A Gun Called Tension

The resulting amalgam is more thoughtful than the pop thud of Rage Against the Machine or Linkin Park, but not as clever as any of the aforementioned.

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28 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Embrace: Out of Nothing

Out of Nothing is the sound of music being super-sized and stuffed into a happy meal. All that's missing is a toy. Oh wait -- the album comes with a screensaver!"

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	Stephen Bruton: From the Five

Longtime Texas musician gets his dadrock on.

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	Various Artists: Putumayo Presents Mali

Almost every track feels like a signpost pointing me in a direction I'd like to travel, but then the song ends and I must keep moving. It is a bewildering experience.

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	Poi Dog Pondering: The Best of Poi Dog Pondering (The Austin Years)

Excellent early career retrospective from this eclectic collective, neither hectic or corrective, just respectful and resplendent.

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	The Magic Numbers: The Magic Numbers

The British band of the summer drop one of the debuts of the year; an unabashedly sentimental breath of fresh air as uplifting as it is unadorned. Prepare to succumb.

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25 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Hockey Night: Keep Guessing

We all might miss Pavement, but if we learned anything from Mary Shelley it's that we shouldn't try to resurrect our loved ones.

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	Philip Catherine, Bert Joris, Brussels Jazz Orchestra: Meeting Colours

Beautifully played, fairly conventional, but nice, Catherine moves beyond his quartet to playing with one of the currently best big bands in the business.

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	Andy Caldwell: Late Night With Andy Caldwell

This is one of the most pure examples of unpretentious, irrepressible deep house I've come across in some time.

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	Rodney Crowell: The Outsider

You need to get back to caring a bit more about hooks and memorable riffs if you want to expand your audience beyond the people who already know and love you.

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	The Black Dahlia Murder: Miasma

The young Detroit band have always had the chops, but can they keep things interesting for an entire album?"

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24 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Superchumbo: Wowie Zowie

Wowie Zowie serves as something of a riposte to the aggressively desexualized facade of so much modern house.

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: Souls’ Chapel

Stuart knows how to make anything fun… even a religion that is being used as a bludgeon by our current presidential administration and many of our legislators.

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	Esther Phillips: Jazz Moods / Hot

A slice of '70s soul from a singer who always brings it, even when her material is a semi-discofied mixed bag.

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24 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	J-Live: The Hear After

The triple threat completes his opening trilogy with resolutely impressive panache, establishing a firm platform for mature hip-hop that thinks as hard as it hits.

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	Black Halos: Alive Without Control

Memo to the band: Just be yourself.

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24 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jim Boggia: Safe in Sound

Jim Boggia's sophomore collection showcases his emotive voice, as well as a great sense of wordplay and melody, in 12 songs that range from confessional ballad to upbeat full-band bounce.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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