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Tuesday, July 17 2007

Putumayo: Women of the World

Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.


Stirling: The Fall Of The Winter Palace

Fans of Brit pop should cherish a band and an album as terrific as this.


Monday, July 16 2007

Marmoset: Florist Fired

Marmoset has created an album of Velvet Underground-inspired pop dirges for the ADD set.


Thilges: La Double Absence

La Double Absence is a lovely approximation of Persian and Afghan songcraft, with surprisingly subtle bits of electronics mixed in.


B for Brontosaurus: A Thousand Times Yes

B is for Brontosaurus, and O is definitely for obnoxious.


Various Artists: Up and Dance! Updated

This various artist CD presents the Ostgut label’s attempt to combine modern electronic music with classic ballet.


Daniel Higgs: Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot

For Daniel Higgs to release such “music” to a global population is head-scratching and, at times, utterly bizarre.


Sunday, July 15 2007

Cyrus: From the Shadows

From the Shadows is grim, sluggish dubstep, at times fitting what's become an inadequate broad description of the genre.


Gui Boratto: Chromophobia

Those looking for a little more evocative (obvious) emotion with their techno should definitely check out Boratto’s colorscapes.


Sound the Alarm: Stay Inside

Pennsylvania pop rockers show promise on debut effort.


The New Yorker: s/t

Acid may yet complete its comeback, but it's going to take a lot more than this.


Todd Fritsch: Sawdust

Country homogenization claims another victim on this predictable album.


Thursday, July 12 2007

Archipelago: Images of Popular Deities

In the spirit of Jackie-O Motherfucker, Pelt, and Sunburned Hand of the Man, comes Images of Popular Deities. Usually, at each Archipelago session, no one


Tin Cup Prophette: Liar and the Thief

Liar and the Thief proves Kapousouz a performer with much to offer fans of subtly poignant indie pop.


Taxi Taxi: Maps and Legends

New York's Taxi Taxi seems content to be the poor man's Long Winters, but a few genuine gems hint at something much bigger lurking behind the scenes.


The Gnomes: II

The Gnomes' second self-released CD, aptly titled II, shows us a band at ease with its middle age


Crack City Rockers: The Good Life

The Crack City Rockers revamp '80s pop/alternative for a new generation on The Good Life.


Wednesday, July 11 2007

Hopewell: Beautiful Targets

Mercury Rev keyboardist Jason Russo has lots of wisdom to share with his new band. For example, life is like a tree.


Twilight Revival: Twilight Revival

By dipping into the rich musical palette of 1980s college rock, the foursome add an enticing dimension to today's Americana sound.


The Little Heroes: Cinematic Americana

While most would place it in the category of Americana, The Little Heroes have a highbrow pop feel throughout.


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