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Various Artists: Music From And Inspired By Spider-Man 3

Featuring exclusive tracks by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Flaming Lips, the Walkmen and the Killers, Spider-Man attempts to court an indie audience.

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3 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Benni Hemm Hemm: Kajak

That professional-amateur sound Hermannson is aiming for can be a tricky thing to perfect.

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C-Mon & Kypski: Where the Wild Things Are

A better title for the album would have been Where the Creative Arrangements and Distracting Vocals Are.

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3 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Get Him Eat Him: Arms Down

Get Him Eat Him have arrived -- with a buzzing, intermittently thrilling album full of verve and understated complexity.

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3 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Mira Mira: Midnight For You

Sun-drenched indie-pop meets avant-garde instrumentalism on Mira Mira's assured yet eclectic debut.

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Cowboy Roy Brown: Street Singer

Eleven points for charm; ace pre-blues, street-singing songster-guitarist -- gentle, comic, recorded in 1960 at age 85, a miracle!

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Zaman 8 & Hafez Modir: Suryaghati EP 2

Its groovy yet sedate mix of diverse, international styles is bound to please the "planeterized" listener.

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31 May 2007 // 10:03 PM

Copy: Hair Guitar

Libman can do the squiggle synths and hand clapping with the best of them.

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Tim Kinsella: Field Recordings of Dreams

I’m probably one of the few critics left who still believes Kinsella has some great stuff still instead him, but he is losing the goodwill of both critics and fans by releasing tossed off projects like this.

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31 May 2007 // 10:01 PM

Steven Mark: Racing Grey

As if “Stars Are Blind” didn’t make it absolutely, incontrovertibly clear that there’s no good way to write a song about Paris Hilton,

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31 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Ozzy Osbourne: Black Rain

The Ozzman cometh once again. This time, he's a harbinger of doom, speaking of more earthly versions of evil than a mere Aleister Crowley-brand of hoodoo.

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31 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Robbie Fulks: Revenge!

Wisecrackin' Fulks's double-disc live album keeps the hot side hot and the cool side cool.

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31 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Keren Ann: Keren Ann

Keren Ann rescues romance on latest album, a rich seduction of softness, sophistication and style.

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Loudon Wainwright III: Strange Weirdos

This is kind of a staggering achievement up in here.

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31 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

CéU: CéU

CéU teaches us what malemolência is all about.

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31 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Ola Podrida: Ola Podrida

Debut album from filmmaker David Gordon Green’s frequent soundtrack collaborator, David Wingo, is not far off from Green’s Southern noir storytelling.

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31 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Lloyd: Street Love

“Long hair, don’t care” is the missed catch-phrase of the year. It’s said by guest rapper Lil’ Wayne at the end of “You”,

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31 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Shitdisco: Kingdom of Fear

Scottish dancers turn the party knob to 11 while allowing the music knob to dwindle to six.

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Lewis & Clarke: Blasts of Holy Birth

The compositions are thoughtfully and carefully arranged folk mini-symphonies.

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30 May 2007 // 10:03 PM

Through the Sparks: Lazarus Beach

Through the Sparks are multi-instrumentalists who temper their fondness for prog rock with swathes of barrelhouse piano, grandiose harmonies and sweet southern-soul horns.

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