Reviews

12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Squarepusher: Hello Everything

Hello Everything steps back from recent experimentation and, carefully and effectively, refocuses on melody.

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Lucero: Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers

Roots rockers Lucero add a keyboard to their already awesome attack, and get even better.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Nomeansno: All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt

Nomeansno heads for their own middle of the road on All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Greg Laswell: Through Toledo

Sad but not miserable, this bit of heartache is both moving and comforting in its murkiness.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gold

I personally would've sewn a Confederate flag to the back of something or other, if not for the sneaking suspicion that I would've looked like a complete twat.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Freddie Cruger: Soul Search

Cruger draws on funky music from around the world, and his debut album is at once smooth, eclectic, and supremely danceable.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Puffy AmiYumi: Splurge

When an album is this movie-theatre-popcorn good, it's hard to complain.

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Duo manages to actually bring something new to the female singer-songwriter table, and that's a welcome thing.

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12 Oct 2006 // 5:00 AM

Defari: Street Music

Defari seems to be losing speed, as his newest album fails to break any new ground from his previous endeavors.

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12 Oct 2006 // 5:00 AM

The Casualties: Under Attack

If your idea of fun is losing your mind and bouncing off walls for 30 rousing minutes, bon appetit!

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Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

This is the Lego Star Wars game that you have been looking for.

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System and Station: Here Is Now

This Portland outfit has been compared to everyone from Quasi to Built To Spill. And it’s a decent comparison when listening to the indie-meets-shoe-gazing “

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12 Oct 2006 // 12:59 AM

Dr. Who

The 'monster of the week' formula allows room for a Doctor Who spin: the zombies were being used to create cures for futuristic diseases, and the werewolf was an alien entity.

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Solomon Burke: Nashville

Call the music on Nashville roots, Americana, country, blues or any combination thereof; the album is a transcendental listening experience irrespective of genre.

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The Lemonheads: The Lemonheads

Evan Dando rolls back the wasted years to deliver a remarkably filler-free collection of simple, brilliant power-pop songs.

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11 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Wovenhand: Mosaic

Mosaic moves David Eugene Edwards further away from country 'n' western, more towards country 'n' eastern.

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11 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

All the Kings Men (1949)

This is a story as old as time, and deftly told.

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Captain Beefheart: Astralwerks Reissues

These final two records in Beefheart's amazing recording career find an artist at his peak;

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Various Artists: The Kids at the Club: An Indiepop Compilation

This is how it feels to fall in love with a song.

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Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2006

It is not without a degree of hesitation that I regarded the advent of Kompakt's Pop Ambient series.

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