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Manic Street Preachers: Send Away the Tigers

With Send Away the Tigers, the Welsh rockers regain their '90s glory.

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People Press Play: People Press Play

This self-titled debut from the ambient outfit People Press Play is a plodding slumberland of restrained electronica, a work sadly attuned to the needs of a sleepy listener.

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22 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Daddy Yankee: El Cartel: The Big Boss

The Big Boss is back! Brace yourself for a press conference. The lead? Reggaetón’s continued world takeover as told by El Jefe himself.

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22 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Air Traffic: Fractured Life

The latest hyped sensations from the UK attempt to live up to hefty expectations on their powerful, piano-oriented debut.

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Calvin Johnson and the Sons of the Soil: Calvin Johnson and the Sons of the Soil

Maybe there's an alternate universe where Calvin Johnson's shining achievement wasn't Beat Happening.

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Marian McPartland: Marian McPartlands Piano Jazz: Brad Mehldau

McPartland and Mehldau offer up an easy, painless introduction into the world of piano jazz.

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Joey Youngman: Franchise Player 02

Youngman spins frenetic, '90s-influenced house, barely letting you up for air in the process.

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Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators: Keep Reachin Up

Third album from Willis is her first to fall under the banner of the retro soul movement spearheaded by the likes of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, and the Quantic Soul Orchestra.

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Two Gallants: The Scenery Of Farewell

Coming off their infamous taser-inducing performance last year in Austin Texas, the Delta Blues folk duo Two Gallants release a stellar EP of raspy, no frills redneck blues from the Dirty South.

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The North Sea: Exquisite Idols

Though more fanciful than functional, Exquisite Idols is a bold step in a strange and exciting direction.

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Various Artists: Pickadolls Mixed by John Dahlback

'90s trance compilation for established fans only.

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

Distance: My Demons

Heavy on the noir ambiance of rain-streaked nocturnal streets, and relatively low on actual content.

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Metric: Grow Up and Blow Away

Emily Haines is still singing with a disarming confidence, her lingering, ultra-feminine voice carrying just the right edge, making her sweetness that much sexier.

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Charles Mingus Sextet: Cornell 1964

A truly great band at a definitive moment in the music's history -- and never heard before.

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

DJ Mayonnaise: Still Alive

DJ Mayonnaise makes the evolutionary jump from straight-forward DJ scratching to incorporating elements of jazz and trip-hop.

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Various Artists: On The Brink

The kind of CD you can picture Mike Meyers grooving to during one of his Austin Powers movies.

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Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd: After the Night Falls

The ex-Cocteau Twin and the ambient pioneer team up again. In the '80s, they had a name for this: New Age.

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Ben + Vesper: All This Could Kill You

Ben + Vesper's songs are maddeningly hard to categorize, but is that such a bad thing? Not when their tunes on their debut album have so much to offer.

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Abra Moore: On the Way

You'll continue to hear Moore in TV shows and movies, but her albums hold their own subtle rewards.

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Kendel Carson: Rearview Mirror Tears

A singer this good doesn't have to try so hard.

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