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4 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

Watoo Watoo: La Fuite

Their songs have picked up a relaxed state of sophistication, like they've been listening to a lot of cocktail jazz and bossa nova, fancy cocktails in hand, letting the vibe seep into their songs.

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4 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

White Rabbits: Fort Nightly

The so-called NYC rock revival is already a crowed tent. But the carnival tent of rock fused with calypso and creepy vintage pianos isn’t. Even the barker can’t help but dance.

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Rays Vast Basement: Starvation Under Orange Trees

This musical treatment of John Steinbeck's canon has glimpses of the joy and empathy that made Steinbeck great, but the album as a whole is as poky and plodding as an old Model T.

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4 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tied & Tickled Trio: Aelita

Aelita has the free-form feel of a jazz composition while at the same time possessing the spatial dreamscapes of atmospheric pop.

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4 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ulrich Schnauss: Goodbye

Schnauss' new compositions are oddly detoothed. Most worrisomely, a few of the songs shift their attention near entirely over to vocalists.

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Klaxons: Myths of the Near Future

Energetic but uneven debut by London-based buzz band shows great promise.

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Strength and Loyalty

Strength and Loyalty's biggest fault is its complete unBoneness. It's completely devoid of that darkness that permeated their earlier work.

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Zeb: Stop the Earth, I Want to Get Off!

Stop the Earth is no more and no less than an exercise in hybridity, that is, a fusion of two or more musical forms that communicates the movement of peoples, goods and cultural ideas across increasingly porous borders.

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4 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Junkie XL: Music from SSX Blur

If you heard this as the soundtrack to the game SSX Blur, you probably wouldn't have any complaints

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Various Artists: Adam Freeland - Mexico City GU032

Who really cares about the mix when you're having so much fun?

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Scharpling and Wurster: The Best of Scharpling and Wurster on The Best Show on WFMU Vol. 4

Although modern popular entertainment values the immediate and the visual, these three hours spent with only two voices are hilariously rewarding.

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The Secret Handshake: Summer of 98 EP

Electro-emo is what? Brooding? Sad? How about dancable and fun? Surprisingly, the Secret Handshake does just that ...

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2 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

Ca$his: The County Hound EP

New addition to the Shady Records roster is now formally introduced.

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2 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

T.I.: T.I. vs. T.I.P.

The Rubberband Man snaps back better than ever on his new release.

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Various Artists: Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur

What if today's musical stars were to wholeheartedly pursue the socially conscious vision that drove John Lennon's solo work?

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The Afghan Whigs: Unbreakable (A Retrospective)

Greg Dulli takes a twilight drive into his past with this glorious, ambitious and consistently strong look back at this oft-underrated Cincinnati outfit.

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Opsvik & Jennings: Commuter Anthems

This modest, instrumental album melds a plethora of influences into a complex web of experimental pop

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Young Galaxy: Young Galaxy

On their debut, this Arts & Crafts band creates thick and textured pop that illuminates the band's potential as much as its weaknesses.

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Paula Cole: Courage

This 'singer's album' proves Cole’s long overdue return has been well worth the eight-year absence.

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Ellen Allien: The Other Side: Berlin

The musical breadth of these three Ellen Allien releases shows the true depths of quality German techno.

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