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	Ruins: Vrresto [remastered]

Japanese power duo's 1998 release remains as fresh, vital, and challenging as it did seven years ago.

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22 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Nathan Larson: FilmMusik

Former Shudder to Think frontman's burgeoning career in film scoring is assessed in this collection, featuring his contributions to Boys Don't Cry, Prozac Nation, and Dirty Pretty Things.

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	The Dead 60s: The Dead 60s

Playing the degeneration game. The Dead 60s take us back to the days of a leaden age.

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	C-Rayz Walz: Year of the Beast

C-Rayz Walz can write a rhyme, that much is obvious -- now, he just needs to learn the art of building momentum.

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	Chet Baker: Career: 1952-1988

Chet Baker was a second or even third-tier trumpeter but an often first-class singer. This retrospective offers a view of his entire career, the complex ups and downs of which belie the simplicity of his art.

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	Various Artists: Jazz Moods: Sounds of Spring

A happy hour of music, culled not merely from Concord's own archives but also those libraries which have appeared on Original Jazz Classics. No rubbish here! But also, no details on personnel or the albums some of these classics came from. Even Oscar Peterson doesn't get a name-check!"

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21 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Without Gravity: Tenderfoot

Folky Icelandic quartet operates in that malleable middle ground where 'sentimentality' is both a good and bad word.

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21 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Violent Femmes: Freak Magnet / Viva Wisconsin

I think most people would be surprised to hear that the Violent Femmes are still together and making music. Perhaps no other band has been so well known for their debut album, and only their debut album, than the Violent Femmes, whose eponymous 1982 album made them the darlings of disenchanted college and high school kids everywhere.

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	Mem Shannon: I’m From Phunkville

New Orleans funk/jazz/bluesman sounds good, but that's part of the problem.

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21 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Maktub: Say What You Mean

I wanna have frontman Reggie Watts's babies.

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21 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Insane Shane McKane: I Put the Ho’ in Hoedown

Just the other day I was reading an online article about Toby Keith and how he was miffed that some factions of the public have

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21 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Cartel: The Ransom EP

Looking for something subversive? Dangerous? Criminal? Threatening? Look somewhere else.

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21 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

Annie: Anniemal

Anniemal is one sugary sweet delight that you'll want to indulge in regardless of its cavity-causing qualities.

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20 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	33Hz: 33Hz

Say it's the end of the night, and you need some music that's going to convince everyone to get off the dancefloor and leave the club immediately. 33Hz is your band.

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	Pete Seeger: The Essential Pete Seeger

A better title for this compilation would be: The Most Famous Pete Seeger. And because it's not, here's a rant.

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	M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us

These critically hailed shoegazers return with a sophomore effort that tends to be as predictable as it is satisfying.

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20 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Millencolin: Kingwood

Swedish band returns with what they claim is their most 'Millencolin' album. And there are several Millencolin moments here.

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20 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Engineers: Engineers

The dreamy Engineers emerge from a dry spell of undecorated balladeering in British rock to stir up some swirly clouds and make the UK skies turbulent again.

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	Dropkick Murphys: The Warrior’s Code

From straight-up punk rock to surprisingly delicate folk ballads, Dropkick Murphys show no signs of slowing down after 10 years on the punk rock circuit.

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	The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan

What may be surprising is how easily it leaves the electric guitar in its case, in favor of piano, marimbas, and a production aesthetic that recalls the dull haze of the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street.

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