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11 Jan 2007 // 8:02 PM

The Dirtball: Raptillion

Those looking for a groundbreaking album should look elsewhere, but anyone who wants tight flows, solid production, and catchy hooks need look no farther than Raptillion.

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11 Jan 2007 // 8:01 PM

Takota: The Ivory Tower

Just admit it, kids, emo is the new hair metal.

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The Bee Gees: The Studio Albums 1967-1968

Ten years before Saturday Night Fever, as a fledging combo on the rise, the Bee Gees made three album's worth of masterful pop rock and psych.

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Matthew Ryan: From a Late Night High Rise

A very personal album from a great singer-songwriter yields surprisingly placid results.

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Live at the Fillmore East

What does this concert sound like? It sounds like what it is: a remarkable document of one of the better bands of its time, performing live with palpable purpose and passion, achieving something pretty close to perfect.

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11 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Totimoshi: Ladrón

First-rate rustic stoner metal from a reliable, yet criminally overlooked band.

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Ran Slavin: Insomniac City

This is a CD and DVD of a 40-minute video art installation. How many video installations do you spend more than five minutes watching, let alone revisit?

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11 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Eric Church: Sinners Like Me

Eric Church sings the first four lines of the first song as if he’s been embodied by Toby Keith, talking about the Middle East,

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The Microscopic Septet: Seven Men in Neckties/Surrealistic Swing

Possibly the most vital jazz group of the 1980s, in retrospect.

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11 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Owen: At Home With Owen

Mike Kinsella moves from his bedroom to the studio, but is still having trouble finding love, reconciling the past, and living with regrets.

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10 Jan 2007 // 8:03 PM

Tralala: Is That the Tralala

This mighty fine album of peppy, punky, poppy, post-riot grrrl indie rock will get your body bopping and fill you full of glee.

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Various Artists: Dub Selector 3

“Trip hop” just isn’t a hip thing to call music any more—so Quango has tried on the more earthy, historical “dub” for this

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Grand Mal: Love Is the Best Con in Town

As the pianos and keyboards saturating its cover art suggests, Love Is the Best Con in Town, Grand Mal’s fourth LP, is less “rock”

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10 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

U2: U218 Singles

Everything about U218 Singles, from the radio-programmers tracklisting and disjointed running order, to the cheap, mulleted photographs that stare out from the sleeve, gives the impression of a compilation that has been cobbled together in a greedy hurry.

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LCD Soundsystem: Forty-Five: Thirty-Three

Joggin' James Murphy's Nike-commissioned electro-funk epic is the perfect soundtrack for running... and most other activities, too.

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10 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Bole2Harlem Volume 1

The press kit describes Bole2Harlem's sound as the work of a group of friends from different countries who like to get together in the same club and jam, and that collective neighbourliness has rubbed off on the songs.

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Karma: Latenight Daydreaming

In its second incarnation, the German downtempo/electronica duo grows up and makes one of 2006's most memorable albums.

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Rosemary Clooney: Come On-a My House

Far from perfect, Come On-a My House still showcases Clooney in her prime.

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10 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Thunderegg: Open Book

Listeners who invest in Open Book can look forward to spending hours tracing the evolution of a unique artist and enjoying high quality independent music.

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Fujiya & Miyagi: Transparent Things

Though they're just pretending to be Japanese, Fujiya & Miyagi are serious about making lighthearted but memorable electro-twee.

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