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	Magneta Lane: The Constant Lover

Hey, it's like the girl version of cool stuff!"

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16 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	KEM: Album II

The second album from this Motown soul-fusioneer is tasty and soulful, but it represents such a wholesale copping of the style of the soul-fusioneer Al Jarreau that it's, frankly, difficult to know how to react.

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	Adolescents: The Complete Demos 1980-1986

This collection of early demos from the seminal California punk band only really will appeal to diehard fans, but who else would even think of buying a collection of punk rock demos?"

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15 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Pony Up!: self-titled

'We are girls.' 'We are in a band.' 'We wrote these songs.' 'Aren't they clever?' 'Aren't we rad?'"

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15 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	David Olney: Migration

Although David Olney's songs have been recorded by some great singers, he's a fine performer in his own right.

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15 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Melk: Sports

Straight outta Comp--er, Copenhagen? Danish hip-hoppers bring the heat.

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15 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

Robbie Fulks: Georgia Hard

Country music's prince of composition ends a prolonged silence with his first collection of new material since 2001. In related news, scores of aspiring songwriters give up.

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	The Deathray Davies: The Kick and the Snare

After a dark pop detour with his last album, Deathray Davies frontman John Dufilho returns with 11 bright, shiny, intelligent pop songs.

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15 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Coralie Clément: Bye Bye Beauté

Bye Bye Beauté's defining sound is Clément's voice, a supernally girlish whisper floating so absurdly high up in the mix you can hear her gums smacking together.

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	Bird Show: Green Inferno

Town & Country's Ben Vida further explores his fascination with dense percussion, drone, and small chirping creatures.

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	Ben Folds: Songs for Silverman

A disarmingly mature Ben Folds imparts his nuggets of easily digestible wisdom on the masses. The masses shrug.

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	Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Dub

Men with funny names and sound effects, changing the world. The one dub CD every music fan should own.

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	Zion I: True & Livin’

Third coming of Oakland duo serves up an accomplished spread for the heart and head. Revolution not included in tin instructions, but not really missed, either.

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	Sonny Stitt: It’s Magic

One of the great saxophonists at his most easily lyrical, with a sensitive bebop organist. The performance could be called undemanding, but also both unusually relaxed and exceptionally relaxing.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Spoon: Gimme Fiction

Fifth full-length from Austin indie luminary is, simply put, a triumph.

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	Silvercord: Chasing Broken Shadows [EP]

Minimalist drone dream music: it's psychedelic, it's cinematic, it's very, very calm. It's also surprisingly good.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Reverb: Swirl

Depending on how you look at it, Reverb were either 10 years too late or 10 years too early. Swirl compiles the band's entire discography to give them a much deserved second look.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Perishers: Sway

The Perishers are just a rock band that plays rock music that doesn't try anything innovative or revolutionary. Sometimes, if you're skilled enough, that's all it takes.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Minus Story: Heaven and Hell

Noted purveyors of trademark 'wall of crap' sound tone things down a bit, bringing a welcome restraint to this 5-song outing.

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11 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jefferson Airplane: The Essential Jefferson Airplane

Another Jefferson Airplane compilation that dumps all the usual suspects on the fans once again. Surprised?"

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