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Tuesday, September 26 2006

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.


Monday, September 25 2006

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.


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


Sunday, September 24 2006

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?!?


Jeffrey Luck Lucas: What We Whisper

Dark and brooding, this album is rich in texture if consistently glum in tone.


Thursday, September 21 2006

Shawn Glyde: Alternate Rhythm

Glyde attempts to recreate the jazz album backwards, and while the results are strong, it seems like a mere stunt.


Donkeys: Donkeys

A San Diego foursome brings pop and country, blues and psyche into lazy focus on 10 killer cuts that are as demanding as you want them


The Never: Antarctica

Antarctica is an impressive, artistic audio-visual multimedia experience...or something like that.


The 101: Numbers

Featuring former members of Antarctica and Christie Front Drive, the 101 has a garage sound emanating out of its polished power pop punk rock. “Dancing” is


Various Artists: Doo-Wop Forever, Volume 2

Doo-Wop collections focuses on unknown acts and songs, most of which don't deserve to be forgotten.


El Aviador Dro: Eléctrico!: The Best of Aviador Dro 1978 - 2006

Storied Spanish synth-pop techno band remains a mystery, despite this first US release.


Wednesday, September 20 2006

Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the

Campy sex jokes with a sunshine pop smile covering some twisted, possibly damned, souls.


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