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Al di Meola: Consequence of Chaos

Flamencofunk: greatly gifted guitarist, able arranger, starry support, compositions not so distinctive, or good improvising vehicles (little of that here).

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k-os: Atlantis - Hymns For Disco

Canada's hip-hop king returns with another album of eclectic sounds.

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Martha Berner: Ten Tiny Little Pieces

Martha Berner's latest EP is fantastically ordinary.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:03 PM

Michael Mayer: Immer 2

Don't give up on trance just yet. Michael Mayer's mix on Immer 2 will take you where you want to go.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Neotropic: Prestatyn

Ninja Tune alum Riz Maslen’s latest effort, three tracks of ambient pastoralism (pastoral ambiance?) that at 30 minutes are more than a stopgap but less

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

The Big Tease: Paper Symphony

This band’s six-song EP (five not counting the Panic! at the Disco-ish intro) is okay, but nothing that wouldn’t fall into the aforementioned

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Omer Avital Group: Room to Grow

The Omer Avital Group fills the room.

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Eleni Mandell: Miracle of Five

The best moments on Miracle of Five are these: where Mandell’s incisive wit wins out over convention.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Vesta: Distant Lover

Vesta’s got the skills for sure, but next time I’d love to hear those skills put to use on original material.

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Cezanne: Breaking Bats for Jesus

Cezanne's John Daugherity took the DIY ethic to the max with his latest release.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Nurse & Soldier: Marginalia

Oneida side-project apes indie-pop husband-wife duos, rips your heart with lyrics, and manages to leave surprisingly unscathed. Point, home-team.

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Beneath the Sky: What Demons Do To Saints

Beneath the Sky's first effort isn't quite there yet.

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Vieux Farka Touré: Vieux Farka Touré

The son of the late Ali Farka Touré carries forth the sound of his father's Malian desert blues on this remarkably assured debut.

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The Bad Hand: This Is No Time for Modesty

A much admired set of mostly sonata-form punk, plus phone-tap, plus a respectable track of fiddle/guitar. Issued on white vinyl!

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Ed Pettersen: The New Punk Blues of Ed Pettersen

Don't call your album "The New Punk Blues" if you don't mean it -- this is alt.country.folk all the way.

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Dead Voices on Air: From Labrador to Madagascar

Though discordance and dread are Dead Voices on Air trademarks, the best moments on From Labrador to Madagascar are the pretty ones.

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Can Joann: Hurt People Hurt People

An album of cool grooves partly created and recorded in a 19th century North Carolina farmhouse.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Angra: Aurora Consurgens

If there’s one place that continues to have an insatiable hunger for ‘80s metal 20 years after the fact, it’s Brazil, something we can

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Charles Tolliver Big Band: With Love

A modern big band comes out punching.

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Gym Class Heroes: As Cruel As School Children

MTV loves these guys, and why not? They're quirky, energetic, and offer an easy-to-swallow version of alternative hip-hop for the kids of today.

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