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Controlling the Famous: Automatic City

Sadly, the story of how the album title came to be is more interesting than the music itself.

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Carina Round: Slow Motion Addict

The UK singer-songwriter continues to find her own voice on the follow-up to the impressive The Disconnection.

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Test Icicles: The Dig Your Own Grave EP

The epilogue to the band with the ridiculous name is an engaging enough remix EP.

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Substance Abuse: Overproof

While Substance Abuse have something to say, they may need a little more than flow to do it right.

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21 Aug 2006 // 3:00 AM

Prince Diabaté: Djerelon

Upbeat, but with a blue-toned soul, Prince Diabaté's latest CD is well worth hunting down.

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21 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Dagons: Reverse

While a two-gendered duo might look suspiciously calculated at first glance, the Dagons have been plying their trade for the better part of a decade

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20 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Silent Hill (2006)

"It was Christophe's vision that Rose is very much a normal person in this un-normal world," says Radha Mitchell.

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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

When the Levees Broke, elegant and anguished, encourages you to see, and more importantly, to care about and act on what you see. It is political in the most significant sense, and won't let you forget it.

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20 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Pound for Pound by F.X. Toole

When F.X. Toole went into the hospital for heart surgery in 2002 with 900 pages of the unfinished manuscript that would become Pound for Pound, he said, 'Doc, get me just a little more time, I gotta finish my book.' He didn't get it.

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20 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Punisher: The Slavers

Well crafted, gruesomely violent, and genuinely fun tales about some of the darker sides of our society.

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Obie Trice: Second Rounds on Me

Obie goes all-the-way gangsta in an attempt to add a minute or two onto his rapidly expiring 15.

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20 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Govt Mule: High & Mighty

Today's best all-around guitar player keeps moving laterally in the move toward being a great songwriter…'til then it's still music for musicians and jam culture, though it transcends both labels.

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The Avengers 62 - Complete Set

A festive concoction of leather-clad espionage, noir, and '60s pop art kitsch.

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You have to love a band that would dub the first song on any album “Evil Knievel”, and The Mouse That Roared does just that.

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Jennifer OConnor: Over the Mountain, Across the Valley and Back to the Stars

It isn't hard to find a musician writing songs "from the heart", but how often do those songs feel genuinely heartfelt to you, and really hit you in your own heart?

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Vaux: Beyond Virtue, Beyond Vice

Going the indie route, Vaux is banking on letting listeners into their own rock/punk/emo world. And it's definitely anything but cookie-cutter.

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Marc Leclair: Musique Pour 3 Femmes Enceintes

Inspired by his wife and two of his friends' concurrent pregnancies, the work is Leclair's concept-album response to pregnancy, and it is suitably (though not entirely) developmental.

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Candi Staton: The Ultimate Gospel Collection

The great soul queen discovers god and disco... and puts them together with surprisingly good results.

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Bedroom Walls: All Good Dreamers Pass This Way

On their second album, the members of Bedroom Walls hone their dreamy indie pop and deliver a bittersweet meditation on youth and heartache.

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George Thorogood & the Destroyers

Giddyup! This one trick pony rides that bad bitch down...

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