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Friday, September 29 2006

Bosque Brown: Cerro Verde

Hurricane Katrina tests but does not shake the faith of Mara Lee Miller, who finds solace and musical inspiration in the storm.


Dirt Road Logic: Great Lake Heart Ache

Coming down the same road as previous alt. country bands like The Drive-By Truckers and Old 97’s, Dirt Road Logic are intent on keep the


Chancellorpink: Chancellorpink

Just because it's possible to record and produce a CD alone doesn't mean you couldn't use a helping hand.


Thursday, September 28 2006

Emily Herring: My Tears Will Be Relieved

Mix of country styles is hard to pin down, but decidedly uneven.


Crowdpleaser & St. Plomb: 2006

Swiss DJs Crowdpleaser and St. Plomb usher in the era of microtrance. 2006 is headphone techno for today.


Edgar Allen Floe: Floe Almighty

On his second release, Edgar Allen Floe talks a lot, but he doesn't really say anything.


Persil: Comfort Noise

Persil is from Amsterdam and blends pop with various other effects, samples and loops. Getting off to a very good start with the bubble gum


OSI: Free

The second abum by this supergroup falls short of being super.


Eighteen Visions: Eighteen Visions

Servicable hard rock, Eighteen Visions doesn't bring anything of particular note to the mat.


Wednesday, September 27 2006

Awesome Color: s/t

Stooge-ology students transcend imitation, achieve Ig-dom on blistering debut.


The Lonesome Heroes: Dont Play to Lose

Dreamy country that blurs the lines of country, indie and psychdelia.


A Change of Pace: Prepare the Masses

Most groups release their debut and then tour the hell out of it, but the key is whether they break up and hate each other


Zukanican: Horse Republic

Horse Republic is not the album to play if you're feeling hungover.


Cabin Dogs: Electric Cabin

Think of a contemporary look at groups like The Band and you get the idea as to what Cabin Dogs are all about.


Tuesday, September 26 2006

The 1900s: Plume Delivery

Chicago co-ed octet makes a worthy addition to the twee-pop dictionary.


Azeem: Craft Classic

Wonderful lyricism from the underexposed hip-hop scene... Sound sadly familiar?


The Penny Loafers: Side A

The Penny Loafers have recorded a decent little college a cappella album, but it's not enough to propel them from the shadows of UPenn's other a cappella groups...


Black Helicopter: Invisible Jet

This Invisible Jet provides a good ride, but stays a little short on thrust.


Garth Reeves: Nothing But Time

New addition to rootsy solo singer-songwriters out of Seattle isn't a standout, but he's welcome company nonetheless.


Monday, September 25 2006

Brothermandude: Brothermandude

The band definitely has substance, especially on the mid-tempo "Living High" that sounds like John Mayer or Dave Matthews with a chip on his shoulder.


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