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Weird Al Yankovic: Straight Outta Lynwood

Weird Al Yankovic's latest CD, Straight Outta Lynwood, will certainly appeal to nerds -- and the nerd in all of us (and perhaps even a few cool people, too).

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Alan Jackson: Like Red on a Rose

While it was Alan Jackson's idea to bring in Alison Krauss, it seems he may have got more than he bargained for.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kinky: Reina

It’s official: Kinky are now the Mexican Beck.

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The Panda Band: This Vital Chapter

This Vital Chapter is a huge-hearted, trippy adventure through spaced-out cacophony and endless melody; it's addictive, derivative, and immensely enjoyable.

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Jucifer: If Thine Enemy Hunger

Faster Amber Valentine, Kill! Kill!

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Mercy Killers: Bloodlove

Decent release by a decent punk band that amounts to some decent music.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

White Whale: WWI

A land-locked indie supergroup finds the spirit of the sea.

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Polyphonic: Abstract Data Ark

That comparisons to obscure electronic artists come quite readily to mind could either add to the excitement or the frustration of listening to Abstract Data Ark.

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17 Oct 2006 // 8:00 AM

Pop Levi: Blue Honey

Pop Levi has had a stint in Ladytron, but Ladytron wouldn’t be caught dead doing this low-fi, primal, boogie-fied blues rock Mr. Pop has

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17 Oct 2006 // 6:00 AM

Harper Lee: He Holds a Flame

He Holds a Flame is an EP that draws you in, wraps you in blankets, and serves you hot cocoa.

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17 Oct 2006 // 4:00 AM

Judah Johnson: Be Where I Be

Recorded over a mere five days, Judah Johnson’s latest release is a tad more polished and refined than previous efforts. Songs like “Warm Air

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17 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Remote Islands: Smother Party

Owen Pate's one-man lo-fi orchestra concocts overstuffed, understructured ditties for half an album, then resolves into clarity near the end.

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17 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Guy Clark: Workbench Songs

Guy Clark is a man of deep feelings with strong powers of observation. He knows how to put across a line with a straight face and then follow it with a crooked twist to show deeper shades of meaning.

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Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton: Knives Dont Have Your Back

A softer delivery perhaps, but a message that is still sharp as nails.

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Jeannie Ortega: No Place Like Brooklyn

The good news? Move over J. Lo, it looks like Jeannie's on the block. The bad news? The block is hot, percolating, twirking, and full of haters who sport bling.

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Fandango, Duende y Taraf: Las Tres Orillas del Atlantico

This group of five musicians takes its inspiration from three kinds of music: Spanish (that’s the fandango part), Mexican (duende), and Moroccan (taraf). The

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17 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Mosquitos: Mosquitos III

The Mosquitos is a New York City group through and through, cannibalizing any and all musical cultures to try to create something new! and fresh! and cool!

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Two Dollar Guitar: The Wear and Tear of Fear

All ghostly traces and cauterized sentiments, Tim Foljhan's fifth full-length as Two Dollar Guitar considers love's aftermath in ten hauntingly minimal songs.

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17 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Uton: Mystery Revolution

Well, you could blast it out your windows at Halloween...

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Majority One: Rainbow Rockin Chair

Two unjustly obscure 1960s pop-psych bands from England get a fresh opportunity to be heard.

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