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Wednesday, November 22 2006

Eric Chenaux: Dull Lights

Desolation never tasted so sweet.


New London Fire: I Sing the Body Holographic

Electro-pop with a combination of Depeche Mode aesthetics and Oasis sensibilities.


Tuesday, November 21 2006

The Low Lows: Fire on the Bright Sky

On their final album, the duo of Parker & Lily recorded a ballad called “The Low Lows”, all shivery keyboards, barely breathed, slumberous vocals and


MXPX: Let’s Rock

MXPX rocks hard, and sometimes hardly rocks.


Third Wheel: On Account of the Atmosphere

Chicago’s Third Wheel was founded by two life-long friends, Jeremy Babcock and Shawn Schlag, who’ve been performing under that moniker for over a


Inca Ore: The Birds in the Bushes

Inca Ore and Lemon Bear get together and put on a clinic in difficult listening.


Monday, November 20 2006

El Michels Affair: The PJs

Chef Raekwon gets the live treatment.


Sunday, November 19 2006

Daughters: Hell Songs

In which our heroes learn that one doesn't have to be screaming all the time to make great grindcore.


Zombie Nation: Black Toys

Zombie Nation's new disc almost finds a place between indie-centric heavy metal disco and more commercial minded electro.


Hotspur: Beta

This is a debut? Somebody sign these guys already!


The Weird Weeds: Weird Feelings

Rarely does an album with as little sound as Weird Feelings by the Weird Weeds require so much effort from listeners. Actually, few albums have


Natalie: Everything New

If you like disposable Top 40 R&B pop, Natalie's Everything New will satisfy your sweet tooth.


Thursday, November 16 2006

Songs of Green Pheasant: Aerial Days

Collection of home recordings and rare tracks is intermittently beautiful, but not a cohesive entry point for non-fans of Songs of Green Pheasant


Earl Greyhound: Soft Targets

Calling out T. Rex, Slade and especially Led Zeppelin, this NYC trio splices monster hooks and thunderous drums to catchy glam-rocking choruses.


Eglantine Gouzy: Boamaster

Boamaster feels like an enticing pre-sexual tease, centred on cocoons, secrecy, and a dark, faintly threatening, aura of childishness.


I:Cube: Live at the Planetarium

French producer I:Cube (Nicolas Chaix) offers this set recorded live at the Planetarium de La Villette in Paris during the StarBall festival last year.


Dexter Romweber: piano

Short programme, late Romantic post-Liszt piano music, freshly composed and freshly played con amore.


Wednesday, November 15 2006

Verbal Kent: Move With the Walls

In the rap world, a brush with death can be the necessary fodder to turn heads, as the chart-dazzled 50 Cent and Cam’Ron have discovered


Lily Frost: Ciné-Magique

The fourth album from Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Lily Frost is an addictive delight.


Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child: The Very Best of Billie Holiday

Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.


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