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Thursday, September 28 2006

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.


Basic Vocab: The General Dynamic

Three brothers from Miami ditch crunk, haul that golden-age boom-bap to the present and wind up with a solid debut album.


Sleepthief: The Dawnseeker

If you've heard Delerium, Conjure One, or even Enigma, you've heard this.


Delta Nove: The Future Is When

Don’t expect Delta Nove to describe their sound. They won’t and you would have a hard time telling anyone what it is, aside


Bob Marley & The Wailers: Everythings Gonna Be Alright

A not-too-bad companion piece to Legend, from the people who brought you the Caramel Macchiato.


Friday, September 22 2006

On the Last Day: Meaning in the Static

Comb-overs: check. Eyeliner: check. Songs...songs? Anyone? Hello?


Thee Emergency: Can You Dig It?

Blue-collar, girl-fronted rock and roll band from Seattle talks a tough game but secretly -- or at least in the hidden track -- has a thing for gospel blues.


Murder By Death: In Bocca Al Lupo

If I died while listening to this, I wouldn’t complain in the least.


Apollo 13: Lovebomb

If these guys won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, who else entered?!?


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