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Van Morrison: The Best of Van Morrison

Van Morrison's had a pretty off decade -- or has he?

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26 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Pharoahe Monch: Desire

All I'll say is this work deserves heavy rotation. Now I'll let the album speak for itself.

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26 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tomahawk: Anonymous

Anonymous succeeds almost entirely thanks to the effort and drive of Duane Denison.

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26 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Confederate Railroad: Cheap Thrills

An old band up to its old tricks.

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Page McConnell: Page McConnell

More Phish Phallout. What was he holding in over all the years, secondary to Trey and yearning to be set free?

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26 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Beth Arentsen: Sap

Though there is no shortage of singer-songwriters populating the indie scene of NYC, the melodies of Beth Arentsen do, indeed, stick like "sap on wood."

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Page McConnell: Page McConnell

Chances are, you already know if you're going to like the debut solo CD by former Phish keyboardist Page McConnell.

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Nonloc: Between Hemispheres

Bright guitarist Mark Dwinell's second solo disc layers short, tightly constructed motifs in jewel-like patterns of guitar and piano notes... but falls short of last year's Bells Break Their Towers.

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:04 PM

Little Aida: Mad Country

Little Aida's first release in over ten years is a beguiling mix of lysergic-country and ambient folk-melancholia. It's just a shame we had to wait so long.

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:03 PM

Panther: Secret Lawns

On one song I think I hear him call his style "mechanic soul"; whether he does or doesn't, that description works.

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:02 PM

The Little Heroes: Cinematic Americana

San Jose/L.A. band shoots for Document-era R.E.M., but actually reminds one of the Gin Blossoms.

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:01 PM

Bunny: Play to My Own Tune

Bunny is at his best when he's the humble sad clown of Play My Own Tune's mesmerizing cover.

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Dobet Gnahoré: Na Afriki

It's disappointing to discover that Cumbancha's latest release is an album that asks to be tossed in the "Africans With Nice Voices Singing Nice Songs" drawer.

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The Damned: Damned Damned Damned

This lavishly packaged three-disc edition makes a strong case for this excellent punk album's entry into the "must have" canon alongside the classic debuts from the Sex Pistols and the Clash.

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Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad

The midyear 2007 rankings in Female Rhythm & Pop: 1. Beyoncé, 2. Rihanna... Wait. What? Rihanna?!

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Beastie Boys: The Mix-Up

Beastie Boys duct-tape their mouths shut and come up with a competent palette-cleanser-slash-chillout album.

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Voodoo Economics: Voodoo Economics

Promising debut from Philadelphia trio.

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Best of Atreyu

A ludicrous idea? Yes. A complete waste of time? Not at all.

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bang Gang: Something Wrong

More isolated, Scandinavian acoustic fare from the progressive pop savant.

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The Locust: New Erections

Still going after 12 years, San Diego's most provocative outfit offer their most ambitious record to date.

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