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Public Enemy: Bring That Beat Back

As Public Enemy's latest set of remixes focuses on beats, their politics are still bangin'. But has Public Enemy become a group of superheroes or brothers from another planet?

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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Elan: Together As One

Former Wailers frontman throws his solo hat in the ring with the debut record from Tony Kanal's Kingsbury Studios.

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Death Cab for Cutie + Mates of State

We have the facts, and we're voting yes.

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7 Aug 2006 // 8:00 AM

Black Fiction: Ghost Ride

You could peg San Francisco’s Black Fiction as another skewed member of the freak folktronica tribe, residing just down the hall from Tunng and

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The Cosmopolitans: Wild Moose Party

This album revisits a lost group described by the Village Voice as “New Wave pom-pom girls with brains.” The band, which lasted for roughly a

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7 Aug 2006 // 4:00 AM

Spinform: Bryter Tystnaden

Taking the Knife’s commercial ‘haunted’ house and extrapolating it to the realm of experimental electronica, Uppsala, Sweden’s Spinform (a guy called Erik Moller,

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Spanish Colored Orange: Hopelessly Incapable of Standing in the Way EP

Unfortunately, Hopelessly… falls into the category of records that don’t come close to being as good as their titles. The ideas are all good

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7 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

The BellRays

in Joe's Pub is like stuffing a stick of dynamite into a shoebox...

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Sisters (2005)

Hope, delayed. A painful, poignant adaptation of everyday life.

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Three jazz super-heavyweights breathe new life into the work of visionary drummer and composer Tony Williams. This one burns!

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Slayer: Christ Illusion

Slayer's best album in 16 years is also their most thought-provoking work to date.

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Bury Your Dead: Beauty and the Breakdown

For a sound as rapidly decaying as nu metal is, it’s such a big surprise to hear Boston’s Bury Your Dead performing it

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

1973 Nervous Breakdown by Andreas Killen

As Killen states, the '70s were a "decade of oedipal crises" that "have reemerged with new intensity in our own time."

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trantasia (2006)

For good or bad, many of the performers believe they will "make it." Such belief is a symptom our incessant celebrity worship.

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sojourn: The Legend of Drizzt Book 3

Much of Sojourn is spent impressing upon the reader the goodness of Drizzt and the evilness of his adversaries.

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Roman Candle: The Wee Hours Revue

The Wee Hours Revue is a bright album, in the connotation of both intellect and luminescence. This is the debut of an experienced band that you should have heard years ago...

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dont Come Knocking (2006)

A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Love Arcade: Love Arcade

This kid is out to prove there's more than one Jack White-type in Detroit who can do it all.

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Don and the Goodtimes: So Good

The 1960s garage legends went soft on their major-label debut, but the bonus tracks on this reissue help redeem it.

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The Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: Take One

Other compilers might provide us with overviews of famous names, but only a fan is going to put this much love into showcasing bands that would otherwise have been nothing but footnotes to the English-speaking world.

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