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Barenaked Ladies: Barenaked Ladies Are Me

This disc won’t win over any converts, and probably won’t grab any teenage fans, but if you’ve loved them for this long, you definitely won’t be disappointed by this album.

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Keith Moon: Two Sides of the Moon

This collection doesn't really make sense, but it's Keith Moon, so it doesn't matter anyway.

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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Optimo: Psych Out

A motley array of psychedelic, acid, rare grooves and the best song that Simple Minds ever recorded.

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Marky Ramone: Start of the Century

A solid effort by a stand-up guy who still hits the Mark.

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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sean Jones: Roots

Superlative jazz trumpeter, sometimes with splendid saxophonist, but much of the time so very sanctified.

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Thunderbirds Are Now!: Make History

On their third album Thunderbirds Are Now! turn to pop for inspiration. It works well in combination with the group's dance-punk sound.

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Lights went out in Georgia, Chicago died, and that toke went over the line: the '70s revisited.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Fergie: The Dutchess

Fergie prances, preens, moans, talks and raps, but the result is canned and sterile.

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Scissor Sisters: Ta-Dah

Ta-Dah unveils the Scissor Sisters jumping in fits and spurts to maintain the high quality of their latest single.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kenny Smith: One More Day

No lost classics, but exceptional unpredictability and high interest factor.

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Shinjuku Zulu: Various Chimeras

Yes, that's a Tokyo neighborhood and an African tribe.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Subtle: For Hero: For Fool

By turns exhilarating and exasperating, Subtle's music is creative, eclectic, and occasionally brilliant.

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J.R. Writer: History in the Making

The second generation of Dipset goes official.

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Hot Club of Detroit: Hot Club of Detroit

Evan Perri and others, including the dangerously brilliant Dave Bennett, extend the range of transDjangoReinhardt music.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Thea Gilmore: Harpos Ghost

Thea Gilmore's music haunts long after Harpo's Ghost finishes.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

ASV is the tandem of Alice and Scott Vestal, two musicians known to anyone associated with the Appalachian region, the fiddle and the link between

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Don Byron: Do the Boomerang: The Music of Junior Walker

Byron's spark on this Junior Walker tribute is cooled by the work of the featured vocalists, ultimately directing listeners to the just go to the source.

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2 Oct 2006 // 8:00 AM

Kath Bloom: Finally

Less avant-garde than her work with Loren Mazzacane Connors, but transparently lovely, Finally marks the return of an eccentric and engaging songwriter.

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Jeff Walker und die Fluffers: Welcome to Carcass Cuntry

Former grindcore great goes hillbilly. Why not?

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Boy Eats Drum Machine: Pleasure

Boy Eats Drum Machine mines some freely available breaks to create an album that's... interesting.

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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