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30 Aug 2006 // 7:00 AM

Isan: Plans Drawn in Pencil

Glitch soldiers on in this soundtrack to slumberland.

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30 Aug 2006 // 5:00 AM

Luca: Sick of Love

Accomplished and storied in the studio, when it comes to his own work, Nick Luca leaves a lot to be desired.

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30 Aug 2006 // 3:00 AM

Red Animal War: Seven Year War

As a chronicle of Red Animal War's development, Seven Year Warillustrates how far the band has come, and how sharp its songwriting has grown.

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Various Artists: Voyces United For UNHCR

Benefit album to aid the UN Refugee Agency goes slightly awry...

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Outkast: Idlewild

It would appear as if the Dynamic Duo have bitten off more than they can chew, because the results are, while brilliant in places, overall astonishingly mediocre.

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29 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Trace Adkins: Dangerous Man

A big man with a big hat, a likeably warm baritone, and a fine ear for a crowd-pleasing song, Trace Adkins is one of those country types you could end up enjoying despite yourself.

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The Pearls & The Velours: The Pearls vs. The Velours

Back in the day, doo-wop was all the rage. Meet two of the groups that kept the airwaves hoppin'. You might even blast them in your stereo.

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Nina Gordon: Bleeding Heart Graffiti

Has it really been six years?

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29 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lambchop: Damaged

Lambchop have long been one of America's greatest bands, and Damaged is their greatest achievement.

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29 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Umbrellas: Illuminaire

Perfect for rainy, Sunday late afternoon solitary walks.

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance

If Count Basie had been a Zappa fan, he might have made this album. He wasn't, so Ed Palermo's done it instead.

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29 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Steve Lawler: Viva

If you didn't like prog house back in 2002, you probably won't like it any better in 2006.

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The Slow Signal Fade: Steady

The Slow Signal Fade taps Steve Albini for an all-or-nothing stab at the coveted next level.

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Dubblestandart: Are You Experienced

Two CDs, loads of guests, cool remixes, enhanced video content, and plenty of dub. What could be better?

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29 Aug 2006 // 5:00 AM

Lovejoy: England Made Me EP

A faded fin de siècle sunniness sustained by a wall of spangled keyboard hum and series of ascending chords and notes that wash over you in waves.

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29 Aug 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Vasco Era: Miles EP

Australian blues-rock band treads worn ground, showing some promise but never really delivering anything of lasting interest.

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29 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

Sneaky Thieves: Accident(s)

Consisting of two sets of brothers from Seattle, Sneaky Thieves commence this album with a quasi-hymnal instrumental aptly titled “Elegy”. At times eerie, the group

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28 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Roots: Game Theory

What in the name of Memphis Bleek were the elegant, politically fiery, underappreciated Roots, who could establish a foundation to begin donating the street cred they’d amassed over the years, doing hanging the hat on the door of the blingiest big-shot in the game, the guy re-touring with R. Friggin’ Kelly by day and spooning with Beyonce by night?

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28 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Motörhead: Kiss of Death

Thirty one years later, Motörhead hasn't changed at all. Not that we ever want them to.

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28 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ziggy Kinder: Akrobatik

Ziggy Kinder produces minimal techno animated by a spirit of puckish enthusiasm that places the work at odds with the overriding perception of most modern electronic music.

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