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  • One Word Extinguisher

    • 8 out of 10
    • Prefuse 73
    • It's an album about a breakup, done with beats instead of mopey lyrics. But the beats are raw, and the emotions are there, even if there aren't many words on top of it. While possibly not Scott Herren
  • Rock Spectacle

    • 8 out of 10
    • Barenaked Ladies
    • These guys know how to put on a live show, and whomever recorded this knows how to capture one. Rock Spectacle is one of the warmest-sounding recordings I've ever heard, and totally fills a room at a
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    • 6 out of 10
    • Cake
    • Pressure Chief, Cake's latest album, didn't immediately grab me. In fact, it took perhaps half a dozen listens before I started truly enjoying it. Any

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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling

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    • Various Artists
    • Most musical episodes of TV shows frankly stink. They are usually little more than ill-conceived vehicles intended to let the stars show off what musical talent they have. Once More, With Feeling,

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Reuters: ‘Creative Outlook Dims as iPod Shines’

Reuters reporter Jennifer Tan writes on Monday that Singapore-based Creative Technology, which will report its latest financial results on Thursday, "probably swung to a quarterly loss and wrote off unsold stock after consumer demand softened and stiff competition hit margins." She added: "Analysts said Creative's fundamentals are likely to worsen."

Creative issued a sales warning in June, citing weak demand that at the time led some analysts to believe the bloom was off the MP3 player market. That caused Apple's stock to suffer, but when the company exceeded expectations during its quarterly call with analysts last month, it recovered. The general consensus then went in the direction of weakness in Creative's MP3 player business, which hasn't been helped by the US$100 million that its CEO pledged earlier this year to spend on marketing.

Ms. Tan writes that expectations for Creative's earnings announcement include a loss between $4 and $10.3 million, which does not "include write-downs for excess inventory or investment losses from its portfolio, analysts said." She adds that Creative's gross margin has likely dropped from 32.9% a year ago to less than 20% today. The company's stock is down 26% in the past 12 months.

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