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Aeroplane Pageant: Wave to the Moon

Vibrant and lovely from start to finish, Wave to the Moon is the ultimately mesmerizing first full-length from New York collective Aeroplane Pageant.

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Josh Ritter: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter said of his new record, "I wanted to blow something up." Boom!

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29 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Angels of Light: We Are Him

We Are Him showcases a side of Michael Gira that shares more in common with, say, Jim Thirlwell than it does Johnny Cash.

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James Brown: The Singles, Volume 3: 1964-1965

Hip-O Select's limited edition series rolls on by documenting an overwhelming awkward period in Brown's otherwise superhuman ascension into R&B's uncharted places.

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29 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Tuss: Rushup Edge

Who the hell does Richard D. James think he's kidding here?

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29 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Luc Ferrari: Didascalies

Vanguard composer of electronic music's valediction.

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29 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Pelican: City of Echoes

If Pelican didn't try playing the reinvention card, City of Echoes would sound like a solid effort from a great band.

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29 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nawal: Aman

In a world that celebrates pop music youth, this woman sings with the dignity of an adult.

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Oh No! Oh My!: Between the Devil and the Sea

Oh No! Oh My! can write a hook, but they can't get out of their own jokey way.

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28 Aug 2007 // 11:03 PM

Various: World Hits

It's the album you'd buy if you were around in the '80s and found yourself yearning to hear "Lambada" again.

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28 Aug 2007 // 11:02 PM

Jeanne Cherhal: Leau

Under the simple set up of piano, drums, bass and guitar, Cherhal floods the album with wry observations, underwater dreams and a sense of purpose.

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28 Aug 2007 // 11:01 PM

Job For a Cowboy: Genesis

Job For a Cowboy undoubtedly has the chops, but a musical identity is nonexistent. If there's one good thing about Genesis, it's that it will continue to turn on young metalcore fans on to more traditional death metal.

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Rilo Kiley: Under the Blacklight

If there's anything at all in Jenny Lewis's cheek, it's probably not her tongue.

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28 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Joel Frahm: We Used to Dance

A young tenor saxophonist of emotional range, with Kenny Barron in rhythm that can't be improved on.

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Ledisi: Lost and Found

Ledisi is here. Where have you been?

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28 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Angelique Kidjo: Djin Djin

Kidjo's latest can only be described as the performance of a "global moment" -- a turning or meeting point that calls attention to gargantuan forces that affect any and all locations.

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28 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Arthur & Yu: In Camera

Spacey, ethereal dream pop from Seattle. Rainy day, dream away.

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Turtle Island Quartet: A Love Supreme

A capable-of-improvising string quartet tackle the repertoire of jazz giant Coltrane in a workable but curious fusion.

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Handsome Furs: Plague Park

Spin it on your stereo late one night in a dark, empty room, and you may find that its pervasive despondence will mingle with your disappointment, your exhaustion, your heartbreak, and somehow make you feel just a little bit better.

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28 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

M. Ward: Duet for Guitars #2

Reissue of the Post-War singer-songwriter's 1999 debut shows the modest but still emotive beginnings of M. Ward.

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