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Dan Sartain: Join Dan Sartain

This sophomore release from the "Ivory Godfather" serves up a seriously good set of reverb-drenched numbers that flows seamlessly between waves of rolling surf guitar and '60s garage-punk.

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1 Mar 2007 // 8:59 PM

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

It works on numerous levels, the most vibrant of which paints a realistic landscape of India and the intrinsic machinery that allows it to move forward.

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1 Mar 2007 // 8:58 PM

The Conjurer by Cordelia Frances Biddle

The Conjurer mystery opens underbelly of Philadelphia society, 1842.

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1 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

Black Sun

As Black Sun lays out, de Montalembert was not plunged into a stereotypical darkness. Rather, he says, "I could see the light."

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Six Parts Seven: Casually Smashed to Pieces

These are songs for folks who find isolation comforting.

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Sin: Team Invasion, DJ Kurupt & DJ Scream Present: Sizzerb Mixtape Vol. 3, Opium Garden

For the third installment of his Sizzerb mixtape series, Serbian-born artist Sin recruited mixtape circuit legend DJ Kurupt to host the festivities.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

The Big Cats: On Tomorrow

Not quite the “emo” the band’s Burt Taggart had pioneered years ago, the record is filled with tight, power pop songs.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Tall Firs: Tall Firs

Eschewing any taint of the term "freak", New York trio Tall Firs are forging a different take on contemporary folk.

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Between the Buried and Me: The Silent Circus

The progressive metal band's pivotal second album gets the reissue treatment.

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The High Llamas: Can Cladders

Until Sean O’Hagan is gutsy enough to put his feelings into the foreground, The High Llamas will remain little more than background music.

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They Call Me Naughty Lola by David Rose [Editor]

Why on earth did someone in the first column ask for a "contortionist who plays the trumpet"? Apart from the obvious?

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Katharine McPhee: Katharine McPhee

The first true RoboIdol -- voice, body, face, compliant desire to be a star -- releases her debut.

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Joe Ely: Happy Songs from Rattlesnake Gulch

Finely crafted, confident, and energized, Rattlesnake Gulch is another great album in singer-songwriter Joe Ely's canon.

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Lewis Taylor: The Lost Album

Lewis Taylor's admirable perseverance begets a modern day masterpiece.

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Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower

This well-produced and enlightening documentary reveals the depth and complexity of the long over-simplified journey which sowed the seeds of American society.

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The Machines: After My Misspent Youth

The Machines are a tight rock group from Kitchener, Ontario -- one that has no problem dishing out catchy rock gems.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Charles Earland: Black Talk!

Organist Charles Earland develops his cover song philosophy and produces three very different interpretations.

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Primus: They Cant All Be Zingers

There is no middle ground with Primus; you either loved them or hated them. Many loved them when "alternative" was a radio format. This is a good Primus primer.

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Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz Icons: Ella Fiztgerald Live in 57 and 63 [DVD]

This previously unreleased archival footage gives audiences a rare look into the legendary live performances of one of jazz's all-time greatest vocalists.

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28 Feb 2007 // 8:59 PM

Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1965 Tour Deluxe Edition) [DVD]

An intimate portrait of Bob Dylan, 40 years old.

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