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Billy Altman  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments
All Jacked Up Epic
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Granted, "Redneck Woman" Gretchen Wilson's second
Brett Milano  |  Nov 05, 2005  |  0 comments
Twin Cinema Matador
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After two sets of fizzy hooks and classic pop homages (thre
Andrew Nash  |  Nov 01, 2005  |  0 comments
One Step Closer SCI Fidelity
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With One Step Closer, the String Cheese Incident continues in the di
Chris Lewis, Geoffrey Morrison  |  Oct 28, 2005  |  First Published: Aug 28, 2005  |  0 comments
HT's audio and video editors share the test and demo discs they use to put a system through its paces.

Audio Test Discs

Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 04, 2005  |  0 comments
Sergei Rachmaninov's second piano concerto demands both a virtuoso pianist and a huge, supple orchestral sound. It gets both in this multichannel recording from Deutsche Grammophon, which pairs Lang Lang with a venerable Russian orchestra.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 04, 2005  |  0 comments
Isn't it a little odd to squeeze a whole symphony orchestra into a living room? The great thing about chamber music is that it's designed to be played in the home, correctly scaled to your personal space. It's best heard live, of course-but, if you can't invite musicians over for tea, the next best thing might be to feed your universal disc player this well-recorded pair of Beethoven chamber works.
Ken Richardson  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
A Bigger Bang Virgin
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Whaddayawant? A Rolling Stones album to come up and bite you in the ass?
Mike Mettler  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Mr. A-Z Atlantic
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Spunky heartthrob Jason Mraz (Mr.
Richard C. Walls  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Honeycomb Back Porch/EMI
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In the midst of the big Pixies reunion tour comes Fra
Jeff Perlah  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
The Cookbook Goldmind/Atlantic
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Producer Timbaland was all over Missy Elliott's five
Brett Milano  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Body of Song Yep Roc
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Bob Mould has proclaimed his love for pop music ever since Hüske
Billy Altman  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Why Should the Fire Die? Sugar Hill
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They may have been preteens when they began performing toge
 |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments

We can live with the current album by GORILLAZ, Demon Days (Virgin). At least there are real artists behind this fake band - er, "virtual hip-hop group." Here, Damon Albarn, once again taking a Blurman's holiday, replaces Dan the Automator with Danger Mouse, he of The Grey Album.

Ken Richardson  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Illinois Asthmatic Kitty
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I'll take half this review to say that Track 2 is called "The Black Haw
Parke Puterbaugh  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Ta Det Lugnt Kemado
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Ta Det Lugnt sounds like one of those early 1970s albums by bands b