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William Bell: The Very Best of William Bell

This Very Best Of is a great reminder of the mind-blowing soul and R&B catalogue of Stax Records and, even more importantly, a proper reminder of one of the label's most underrated artists.

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Paul Simon: The Essential Paul Simon

The early stuff we all know about. The Essential Paul Simon makes an argument for checking in after Graceland.

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The Morning Pages: The Company You Keep

The Morning Pages' The Company You Keep is a bouncy blend of folksy, country-inflected indie rock that leaves the listener craving more than just the five-track smattering of songs on the EP.

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15 Aug 2007 // 11:03 PM

Bumps: Bumps

Drummers for the post-rock outfit Tortoise, do nothing but groove on this offshoot, which crams 23 tracks into just over 30 minutes.

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The Underpainting: The Underpainting

The Underpainting creates modest, honest folk-rock songs that have a certain understated power.

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Deleted Waveform Gatherings: Complicated View

Don't let their math-rock band name fool you -- these Norwegians are all about '70s-style rock and roll.

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Fats Domino: Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans

Thirty-track compilation of Domino's tenure at Imperial Records includes 29 top ten R&B records from 1950-1961.

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Raising the Fawn: Sleight of Hand

The latest album by one of Canada's most underrated bands artfully balances the familiar with the ambitious.

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The Takeovers: Bad Football

The latest release from Bob Pollard's ADD is better than most of his recent side work, but still far from great.

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15 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Shivaree: Tainted Love

Tainted Love is an interesting diversion, but it's unlikely anything here will stand among Shivaree's best.

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15 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Dean Martin: Forever Cool

Even from beyond the grave, Dean Martin is Forever Cool, teaming with an all-star cast of contemporary guest artists on this posthumous collection of collaborations.

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15 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Phonique: Good Idea

While Good Idea offers a universal spread, with funk entries or percussive, glitchy techno -- the bonus disc’s riches are vast and plentiful.

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PTV3: Hell is Invisible…Heaven is Her/e

Perhaps it is the changing musical landscape that is to blame for the apparent deficiencies of Genesis P-Orridge's latest musical outing.

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Morningbell: Through the Belly of the Sea

Morningbell presents the world's very first choose your own adventure album.

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Percy Farm: The Ends in the Beginning

If you can’t imagine an inspired amalgamation of Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” and Wowee Zowee, then you can experience it on “

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Edward Ka-Spel: Dream Logik Part One

Dream Logik Part One continues Edward Ka-Spel's prolific run of solo releases which began in 1984.

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14 Aug 2007 // 11:02 PM

Amy Cooper: Mirrors

You can write from the heart. You can write from reflection. Amy Cooper writes from the heart of her reflection.

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Green River Ordinance: The Beauty of Letting Go/Way Back Home

Green River Ordinance maintains a predominantly upbeat pop/rock sound, complete with huge hooks, sincere vocals and driving guitar passages.

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Various Artists: Furry Selection

Super Furry Animals bassist Guto Pryce takes a spin through the apparently bottomless Trojan back catalogue and produces a surprisingly cohesive mix of ‘70s rocksteady and dub reggae.

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Terence Blanchard: A Tale of Gods Will

The New Orleans trumpeter's lyrical meditation on disaster.

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