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Friday, October 6 2006

Various Artists: Bargrooves Citrus

Another solid, if not groundbreaking, dose of jazzy/soulful house from Ben Sowton and Co.


Thursday, October 5 2006

Before the Dawn: The Ghost

Death metal isn’t really my cup of tea, but if it’s done properly, it can even cause some minor, occasional, sporadic head-banging on


Land Shark: Land Shark

Leave it to a Texan to bring back dirty, industrial-edged, boot-stompin' techno.


Marble Valley: Wild Yams

Ex-Pavement drummer seeks ecstasy in whiskey, weed, sunshine, God, and fuzzy guitars... but never loses his sense of humor about it.


Cepia: Atlantic Blood

To be fair, a remix disc isn't perhaps the best introduction to an electronic musician's work.


DJ Kurupt: Koch Records: Summer Heat - The Mixtape

Good things on the horizon from rap's refugee camp.


Wednesday, October 4 2006

Dan Reeder: Sweetheart

It’s a hit and miss album though, with “Pussy Titty” and “Pussy Heaven” futile attempts at comedy.


Motion Man: Pablitos Way

Motion Man excels by expanding his boundaries without throwing them out entirely.


The Vestals: Songs About Girls … And Other Mysteries

Fans of post-Beatles pop from Big Star to Spoon should check out this very good sophomore album from Minnesota's the Vestals.


Bludgeon: World Controlled

What should sound brutal sounds far too safe for its own good.


Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Bachata

It's nice to see bachata being given space to show off its strengths away from the shadow of its attention-grabbing neighbour, merengue.


Tuesday, October 3 2006

Eddie Cohn: If Im Happy It Ends

Eddie Cohn has been compared to Pearl Jam and Radiohead, but a fairer comparison might be a cross between an inventive or experimental Goo Goo


Various Artists: Barry Williams Presents: One-Hit Wonders of the ‘70s

Lights went out in Georgia, Chicago died, and that toke went over the line: the '70s revisited.


Monday, October 2 2006

ASV: Goin’ To The Dance

ASV is the tandem of Alice and Scott Vestal, two musicians known to anyone associated with the Appalachian region, the fiddle and the link between


Kath Bloom: Finally

Less avant-garde than her work with Loren Mazzacane Connors, but transparently lovely, Finally marks the return of an eccentric and engaging songwriter.


Jeff Walker und die Fluffers: Welcome to Carcass Cuntry

Former grindcore great goes hillbilly. Why not?


Boy Eats Drum Machine: Pleasure

Boy Eats Drum Machine mines some freely available breaks to create an album that's... interesting.


Republic of Safety: Vacation

Since the evolution of Broken Social Scene, the musical communities of Toronto and Montreal have tightened, with people from both cities co-operating in different bands


Sunday, October 1 2006

Modwheelmood: Enemies and Immigrants

When he isn’t with Trent Reznor, or biting the hand that feeds, Nine Inch Nails’ band member Alessandro Cortini has a side project called


Friday, September 29 2006

The Receiver: Decades

If you can let go and float along with the Receiver, their Decades is a lovely little escape.


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