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14 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Alsace Lorraine: Dark One

A delicate display of windswept dream pop -- though maybe a bit too delicate.

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14 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Lou Rhodes: Beloved One

This little-heralded gem got Mercury shortlisted in the UK, but seems to have dropped under the radar here. Move over Vashti Bunyan and Kath Bloom, here's another deceptively simple, wise and utterly lovely album.

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14 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Jason Lindner: Ab Aeterno

Highly praised composer comes off as a disappointment.

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13 Jun 2007 // 10:04 PM

Forro in the Dark: Asa Branca

None of the mixes are bad, none are exceptionally good, they're just sort of there.

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13 Jun 2007 // 10:03 PM

Je Suis France: Afrikan Majik

Swelling to nine members, Je Sui France delivers a scattershot third effort of impressive ambition yet underwhelming impact.

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13 Jun 2007 // 10:02 PM

Roman Revutsky: Incomplete

Roman Revutsky is reportedly from Siberia, but he hasn’t been isolated from music.

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13 Jun 2007 // 10:01 PM

Steve Bug: Fuse Presents:

Technique can only take a mix so far; after that the material itself has to take over.

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All Smiles: Ten Readings of a Warning

Grandaddy lite from the former band's guitarist.

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13 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

A Band of Bees: Octopus

Third album from the Isle of Wight's premiere rock combo is also its best, an eclectic and fun romp of British rock 'n' roll augmented with horns, hand claps, and wolf whistles.

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13 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Datarock: Datarock Datarock

Two years later, the US finally gets to join the Datarock party.

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Marilyn Manson: Eat Me, Drink Me

The provocateur returns, invoking both the (anti)Christ persona and Lewis Carroll's Wonderland with Eat Me, Drink Me that, like his best work, incites while bordering on parody.

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Ramona Cordova: The Boy Who Floated Freely

Ramona Cordova has crafted 11 songs that, while they might not quite come together as an album, are starkly beautiful nonetheless.

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Amy LaVere: Anchors & Anvils

If you can find a better opening song anywhere, then I'll eat the hat of your choice.

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13 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Paula Abdul: Greatest Hits

With this album in your possession, you will never have to own anything by Paula Abdul ever again. This is, of course, assuming you want anything by her to begin with.

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Alasdair Roberts: The Amber Gatherers

Alasdair Roberts continues on a deceptively simple path, strewing magical depictions of everyday concerns in his wake.

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Ras Myrhdak: Prince of Fyah, Vol: 1

Produced by Minor7Flat5 founder Andreas “Brotherman” Christophersen, Ras Myrhdak’s first album brings across the hybrid qualities of the label’s usual fare without

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Kevin Hume: The Truth About Ants And Aphids

It’s not a record that is overly busy, just quite haunting, tender and pleasant.

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12 Jun 2007 // 10:02 PM

New Years Day: My Dear

Someone over at TVT has been looking at Avril Lavigne's mini-comeback and thought to themselves, Here's an opportunity!

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Raleigh: The House on Seedling Lane

The walls of The House On Seedling Lane reverberate to a heady mix of melodious, orchestral folk-pop and waltzing, carnivalesque whimsy that wears its influences proudly on paisley shirtsleeves.

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Richard Thompson: Sweet Warrior

The understated guitar god and top-notch songwriter returns with an excellent album of wry rockers, Brit-folk ballads, and protest songs.

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