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Say Hi To Your Mom: Impeccable Blahs

An eclectic look into the world of vampires that tells us more about humans. Not a concept album, but an album with a concept.

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9 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Chris Knight: Enough Rope

The coolest thing is that this might not even be the album of his career.

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The Wonder Stuff: Suspended by Stars

While the Wonder Stuff's comeback was questioned last time around, this disc makes a case for both change and longevity.

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9 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Various Artists: Sail Away

Although some artists are labeled "best" with surprising ease and frequency, others need a bit of advocacy on their behalf. Here's a well-deserved salute to Randy Newman.

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The Kahoots: Fourteen Ghosts

The Kahoots clearly know their indie pop, but are still searching for an identity.

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Scholar & TrueBLESS: The Love Freedom Movement

If Scholar & TrueBLESS could make a feature film, I’d bet half my CD collection it would be a parody of Quentin Tarantino’s

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Sandoz: Live in the Earth - Sandoz in Dub Chapter 2

Bill Laswell took his jazz roots to dub with his RadioAxiome project collaboration with Jah Wobble. Now Richard Kirk, founder of ‘70s industrial post-punk outfit

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9 Aug 2006 // 3:00 AM

Astral Doors: Astralism

Old school metal fans, you are going to like this. They might be from Sweden, but Astral Doors has mastered the classic heavy metal sound

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9 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

Forget Cassettes: Salt

Unhinged, but in control. Guitarist, songwriter, and frontwoman Beth Cameron sings from the edge, nearly teetering over, and then snapping back. She’s an alt-Mary

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8 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

World Trade Center

While the survivors lie within this well of shadows and shards, the film shows tv viewers around the world, briefly united in horror and incredulity, watching iconic CNN footage.

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Various Artists: The Best of Studio One Collection

New four-disc box set of Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One recordings is a cross-section of seminal ska and rocksteady, and a foundation for contemporary reggae.

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8 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sad Girl: Twenty Years

Tommy Swerdlow wrote the script for the John Candy comedy Cool Runnings years ago. So why is he now with his wife issuing an album?

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8 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey With Evelyn Glennie (2004)

A beautiful, interesting but somewhat shapeless collage on the subject of sound.

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8 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Seaworthy by T.R. Pearson

Pearson's style provides the reader a welcoming warmth that contrasts with the frigid cold Willis felt on his travels.

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Journey: Live in Houston 1981 - Escape Tour [DVD]

Twenty-five years ago, Journey was #1 on the charts and on stage. Chalk it up as another of life's great unsolved mysteries.

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8 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

French Kicks: Two Thousand

French Kicks have become indie rock wallpaper, and Two Thousand, while perfectly enjoyable, is, all in all, just another sheet on the wall.

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Donavon Frankenreiter: Move By Yourself

To put Frankenreiter's music in some perspective for you, he sounds like Ben Harper -- a lot like Ben Harper.

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Winard Harper Sextet: Make it Happen

Modern mainstream jazz at its broadest and deepest, African currents, After Hours, Amen!

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8 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ani DiFranco: Reprieve

Another year, another Ani album, this one finding our hero examining herself as much as she does the world around her.

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8 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lulendo: Angola

Angola doesn't often produce international musicians, but when it does, then they're usually worth the wait.

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