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Monday, September 11 2006

The Little Ones: Sing Song EP

The Little Ones prove to be impressive without being overly distinctive, trading challenges for talented execution.


Sunday, September 10 2006

The Picture: Connect

Predictable and conventional, nothing here is quite ready to actually connect.


Friday, September 8 2006

I Love You But Ive Chosen Darkness: According to Plan

Even more gothic 'Dear John' letters.


The Mae Shi / Rapider Than Horsepower: Do Not Ignore the Potential

The dangers of bi-focal split-LPs are many, but these two acts make it fun, regardless of the innevitable judgment of which is the better band.


Marion Meadows: Dressed to Chill

Sax virtuoso continues to deliver a range of riches and cool jazz grooves.


Various Artists: Free the P

Consciousness rap goes international in a effort to spotlight the plight of Palestine.


Rebecca Hart: Crash & Strum

Sometimes funky, sometimes forumlaic, this female singer-songwriter reminds you of her forebears, but still manages the occasional item of interest.


Thursday, September 7 2006

Watermelon Slim and the Workers: Watermelon Slim and the Workers

Another gem of an album from one of the most exciting blues artists to come along in years.


Josie Cotton: Movie Disaster Music

Return of one of the original new wave valley girls is intriguingly skewed, but slight.


Nicki Jaine: Live

Cabaret vocalist mixes up sultry, surreal modernity with traditional numbers for great effect.


The Holy Fire: In the Name of the World

As soon as they break free of past-worn territory, the Holy Fire just might become something great in their own right.


Chris Stills: When the Pain Dies Down: Live in Paris

Singer-songwriter fare so light that it's weightless.


Wednesday, September 6 2006

Boys Like Girls: Boys Like Girls

Something borrowed, nothing new.


Open Door: So Close to Beautiful

The house that Open Door builds if filled with different textures bleeding into one domicile.


Peter Wright: Red Lion

With limited appeal, this drone journey requires a certain frame of mind to truly enjoy.


Flourescent Grey: Lying on the floor mingling with god in a Tijuana motel room next door to a veteri

Fluorescent Grey challenges the distinction between sound and music, crafting found sounds into textures that may or may not be songs, but are consistently interesting.


Dust Poets: Lovesick Town

Canadian indie folk-pop band returns with a set of weird, sentimental tales that hit just so.


Tuesday, September 5 2006

2UP: Teenage Mondo Crash

2UP makes the most out of tiny timeframes and maximum chaos.


Nethers: In Fields We Will Lie

DC's Carlsonics find true calling in freak folk reveries and dark rural pop


Malachi Constant: Pride

Direct from Minnesota come Malachi Constant, a group that has continued to evolve over the course of its three albums and eight years as a


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