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Gogol Bordello: Super Taranta!

Super Taranta! is at heart, a riotous, utterly bonkers, brilliant party album from one of the world's greatest dance bands.

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11 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Fred Thomas: Sink Like a Symphony

Phil Spector-like maestro picks up a guitar and rambles.

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The Hedrons: One More Wont Kill Us

Luckily for us self-control is something the Hedrons, an all-girl pop-punk quartet from Glasgow, don't subscribe to.

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Kiko Navarro: Perceptions of Pacha

All the production skill in the world can't infuse music with feeling.

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The Electric Prunes: Release of an Oath

It took a village to raise the Electric Prunes to both its highest and lowest.

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Happy Music: The Best of the Blackbyrds

The Blackbyrds' failure on the smooth jazz unfortunately takes away from their legacy as a funk act.

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The Angelic Process: Weighing Souls with Sand

Bands like Jesu and Cult of Luna might be attracting the most attention with their distortion-drenched melodies, dubbed “metalgaze” by the perpetually pigeonholing music media,

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Kids On TV: Mixing Business With Pleasure

The gayest album this side of the Scissor Sisters; in this case, it's not a good thing.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:02 PM

Juba Dance: Orange

With touches of blues, jazz, hip-hop and experimental electronica, Juba Dance has created a genre of its own.

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Ferraby Lionheart: Ferraby Lionheart

If these six songs are any indication, Lionheart is one adorable name we're going to be hearing a lot more of.

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Grand National: A Drink and a Quick Decision

Positions Grand National as an important artistic force that is far from exhausting its seemingly bottomless wellspring of inspiration.

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Eastern Conference Champions: Eastern Conference Champions

This EP from Bucks County, Pennsylvania's Eastern Conference Champions leaves quite an impression and seems a harbinger of great things to come.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tuatara: East of the Sun

Despite a few intriguing cuts featuring Sufi poet Coleman Barks, Tuatara's latest is unfortunately stale.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Six By Seven: 04

No matter how tightly or loosely the songs are coiled, there is an emotionally resonant quality to the band's work that is undeniable and very appealing.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Austin band's sixth LP is its most groove-oriented effort since 2001's Girls Can Tell, an efficient rhythm machine with a sinuous palate.

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Various Artists: Healing the Divide

This disc of performances by Tom Waits, Philip Glass, the Dalai Lama, and others for the Tibetan Health Initiative is an admirable but curious release.

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Serena Ryder: If Your Memory Serves You Well

Even when crooning serious lyrics one can hear the hint of a smile. Ryder comes across as a kid playing dress up. Look at me wearing mom's dresses and dad's shoes! She fills them well.

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Binder & Krieglstein: Alles Verloren

Sounds like a youthful Eminem crashing a polka party and bringing Moby along.

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Sea Wolf: Get to the River Before It Runs too Low

Irving's Alex Church goes solo (with friends) as Sea Wolf on this quite nice debut EP of wistful indie folk and chamber pop.

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Chris Fortier: As long as the Moment Exists

DJ Chris Fortier offers international underground dance music, as befits an artist who regularly performs at hotspots everywhere from Europe to Tokyo to Buenos Aires.

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