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Lemonator: At the Presence of Great Beauty

Proof there's much, much more to Finnish popular music than just Nightwish and Finntroll.

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Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band: Dizzys Business

Serious attempt at the best that can be done. Dizzy Gillespie would certainly have been very proud of some of this.

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Tripping the line between Americana and rockabilly swing, Shortstack are fun, but never inventive enough to truly impress.

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18 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Babyshambles: B Sides

For all their roughness, these b-sides still shine with unexpected flashes of melody and eloquence.

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Nicole Atkins: Bleeding Diamonds

On this very promising debut EP, New Jersey singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins and her backing band the Sea craft pop music that is both sophisticated, sweet, magical, and pretty darn cool, as well.

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Librarians: Alright Easy Candy Stranger

Middle of the road dance pop that never quite rises above.

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Trainwreck Riders: Lonely Road Revival

If you can still remember how great an imperfect country/rock record made by a band dripping with potential and energy can be, then Lonely Road Revival is a refreshing slap in the face.

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Kidz in the Hall: School Was My Hustle

A nice piece of unassuming true school hip-hop.

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Sonic Youth: The Destroyed Room

Sonic Youth's accidents and mistakes add up to an exciting new statement of their own.

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17 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Damien Rice: Nine

When not indulging in cloying string arrangements or abusing lyrical clichés, Damien Rice's 9 is mostly tedious.

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Hoven Droven: Jumping at the Cedar

Tune after tune rises and rears and smashes down, coming to rest here and there in the calm pools of "Kom Hem" and "Årepolska".

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Ronnie Wood: Anthology: The Essential Crossexion

First-ever career-spanning compilation offers highlights of the British guitarist's four decades as a solo artist and group member, including the Faces and the Rolling Stones.

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17 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Faithless: 3D

Make yourself comfortable, and get ready for 230 minutes of Faithless mixtape action.

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Main Flow & 7L: Flow Season

An emcee and a producer continue hip-hop's tradition of collaboration. The result: solid, but not groundbreaking.

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17 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Vince Gill: These Days

Four complete CDs is a healthy box set for many artists, but usually not a singular offering for most. Nevertheless, these days are certainly happy ones for Vince Gill fans.

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14 Dec 2006 // 8:03 PM

Garth: Unleash the Hound

The San Fransisco-based DJ showcases party-grade electro-house with a retro twist from his Grayhound label.

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14 Dec 2006 // 8:02 PM

Stephan Crump: Rosetta

Not loud, not simple, not rebarbative, not monotonous, not short on linear, harmonic or textural imagination.

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14 Dec 2006 // 8:01 PM

Paolo Nutini: Live Sessions

To look at the impossibly cute nineteen year old singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini, you’d think he would sound like a choirboy. Instead, his voice is

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14 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Družina: Tragare

Družina, one of the biggest bands in Slovakia, takes Slovak folk songs and updates them for our times using modern instruments and approaches, while still respecting their roots.

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14 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

The Beatles: Love

The companion piece to the Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, George and Giles Martin's remix project affirms newfound thematic correlations within the Beatles' catalog.

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