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Monday, September 10 2007

Jupiter Rising: Electropop

Who needs to break new ground when you're breakin' it down?


Jason Anderson: Tonight

Anderson drops the brooding act and throws a party on his new record.


Girl Nobody: Balaclava Casino Heist

With a whirl of rock, pop and electronic textures weaving in and out Girl Nobody fall somewhere between The Organ and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.


Attilio Art Mineo: Man in Space with Sounds

Mineo's orchestral offerings on Man in Space are spine-tingling at most points. Shrill noises and squeals peek around each slowly churning cello arrangement, as a great deal of machines lend a manic atmosphere to each piece.


Kristy Hanson: Already Gone

Singer Kristy Hanson has a sweet pop voice that’s terribly hard to separate from the likes of Natalie Merchant and Lisa Loeb, among others.


Sunday, September 9 2007

Picastro: Whore Luck

The third album from Toronto singer-songwriter Liz Hysen's group is experimental and darkly lovely in equal measure.


108: A New Beat From a Dead Heart

Despite a couple of missteps, 108 sounds alive and ready to take on the world once more.


Daniel Smith: The Swingin Bassoon

Bassoonist and jazzman, the remarkable synthesis that is Daniel Smith!


Bleach 03: The Head That Controls Both Right And Left Sides Eats Meat And Slobbers Even Today

Ferocious all-girl group from Japan gives us more thrashing, screaming, lovably cartoonish aggression.


Various Artists: Bodo Riddim

One riddim, a roster of well-respected reggae veterans and new generation greats.


Thursday, September 6 2007

Kathryn Williams: Leave To Remain

Fragile and very, very soothing, Williams rarely misses the mark on these 10 songs.


Derailers: Under the Influence of Buck

The Derailers’ music has always shown the influence of Buck Owens, but this is the first time they have taken the man’s catalogue head on.


Moha!: Norwegianism

Everything about Norwegianism is designed to turn away the casual listener.


Naked Eyes: Fumbling with the Covers

Former Naked Eyes singer co-opts his old band's name for this pleasant set of solo acoustic cover tunes.


Rainman: Bigga Than Life

Southern gangsta rap takes a soggy nose dive into crunk cliché via limp and lagging Biggie Smalls poses.


Wednesday, September 5 2007

Alamo Race Track: Black Cat John Brown

Getting a track on Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t generally make one think that a band is going to be particularly interesting. There’s no


Infinito 2017 & Unagi: You and Eye

Excellent hip-hop that merges a California beat technician with an Illinois lyricist. Brevity is its only flaw.


Project Jenny, Project Jan: XOXOXOXOXO

More pop music should have this much fun.


Blake Rainey and His Demons: The Dangerous Summer

Roots-oriented singer-songwriter Blake Rainey has been known in smaller circles around Georgia, but hopefully this record makes him break out into bigger circles.


The Cult Inside My Head: Stalking Horse

The whole thing comes off like Iggy Pop trying to make a John Frusciante solo album and failing miserably.


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