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Various artists: Think Global Tango

International rather than global, and a good place to make discoveries about this and that within tango.

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Johnathan Rice: Further North

Rice has returned with an album that builds suitably upon the foundation laid on his debut, continuing to suggest he is a very special artist in the making.

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:46 PM

Picastro: Whore Luck

The third album from Toronto singer-songwriter Liz Hysen's group is experimental and darkly lovely in equal measure.

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108: A New Beat From a Dead Heart

Despite a couple of missteps, 108 sounds alive and ready to take on the world once more.

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Daniel Smith: The Swingin Bassoon

Bassoonist and jazzman, the remarkable synthesis that is Daniel Smith!

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Bleach 03: The Head That Controls Both Right And Left Sides Eats Meat And Slobbers Even Today

Ferocious all-girl group from Japan gives us more thrashing, screaming, lovably cartoonish aggression.

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Figurines: When the Deer Wore Blue

The Danish band follow up last year's Skeleton with a record that's more mellow, fuller sounding and more conventional.

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Kanye West: Graduation

For all of his apparent ego-tripping, awkwardness is the key quality of Kanye West’s persona, whether he’s aware of it or not.

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Oakley Hall: I’ll Follow You

Oakley Hall loses some recklessness, but keeps it ugly as they continue their artistic ascension.

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Various Artists: Bodo Riddim

One riddim, a roster of well-respected reggae veterans and new generation greats.

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Colleen: Les Ondes Silencieuses

Colleen strips away the electronics and loops of her previous efforts for a glacial, elegant album that never takes an obvious compositional path nor relies on an easy appeal to the emotions.

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Roland Kirk: Kirks Work

The multi-horn-wielding Kirk was no gimmick, and this 1961 session is irrefutable proof. A minor hard-bop-era classic.

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Various: Gypsy Caravan

The album is crammed. It’s a packed smorgasbord.

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Mystery Jets: Zootime

The U.S. finally sees a release from one of 2006's buzzed British bands.

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Kathryn Williams: Leave To Remain

Fragile and very, very soothing, Williams rarely misses the mark on these 10 songs.

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Derailers: Under the Influence of Buck

The Derailers’ music has always shown the influence of Buck Owens, but this is the first time they have taken the man’s catalogue head on.

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6 Sep 2007 // 10:44 PM

Moha!: Norwegianism

Everything about Norwegianism is designed to turn away the casual listener.

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Naked Eyes: Fumbling with the Covers

Former Naked Eyes singer co-opts his old band's name for this pleasant set of solo acoustic cover tunes.

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µ-Ziq: Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

A distinctly organic sort of dystopia: a soundtrack for debilitating hang-overs, burst appendixes, and feverish dreams of oozing, animate organs sloshing together.

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6 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

The Go! Team: Proof of Youth

The Go! Team's second album does more than solidify their position as youthfully energetic performers with a masterful blend of hip-hop, dance, funk, and left-field pop.

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