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2 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Republic of Safety: Vacation

Since the evolution of Broken Social Scene, the musical communities of Toronto and Montreal have tightened, with people from both cities co-operating in different bands

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Killers: Sams Town

"This album is one of the best albums in the past 20 years. There's nothing that touches this album." -- Brandon Flowers, to MTV News, May 2006

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Johnny Adams: The Great Johnny Adams R&B Album

Adams might be a great vocalist, but this set doesn't have that one great performance he needs.

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Chatham County Line: Speed of the Whippoorwill

While Chatham County Line is certainly a traditional bluegrass band, they aren't afraid to provide creative variations to an established theme.

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: Panic in Babylon

On Panic in Babylon, the master of reggae dub still has a fire in his belly and complete mastery over the recording studio.

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Jenny Piccolo: Jenny Piccolo

A 52-track, 36-minute discography from the late but not quite lamented hardcore act, Jenny Piccolo.

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Nouvelle Vague: Bande a Part

French Bossa Nova enthusiasts release another batch of reimagined new wave covers.

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nina Nastasia: On Leaving

On Leaving might as well be called On Ageing and Disillusionment.

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Modwheelmood: Enemies and Immigrants

When he isn’t with Trent Reznor, or biting the hand that feeds, Nine Inch Nails’ band member Alessandro Cortini has a side project called

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Stefon Harris: African Tarantella: Dances with Duke

Rooted in the past, vibraphonist Stefon Harris blossoms on his new disc, staking a personal claim on the legacy of a jazz hero.

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29 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

The Receiver: Decades

If you can let go and float along with the Receiver, their Decades is a lovely little escape.

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Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects: Listen Up

We may not know who Mr. Tube is, but we do know he writes a decent tune.

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29 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Bosque Brown: Cerro Verde

Hurricane Katrina tests but does not shake the faith of Mara Lee Miller, who finds solace and musical inspiration in the storm.

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Dirt Road Logic: Great Lake Heart Ache

Coming down the same road as previous alt. country bands like The Drive-By Truckers and Old 97’s, Dirt Road Logic are intent on keep the

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Ezekiel Honig: Scattered Practices

Danger: can cause drowsiness; do not operate motor vehicles or fast-spinning, sharp-toothed chainsaw while under the influence of this record.

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Chancellorpink: Chancellorpink

Just because it's possible to record and produce a CD alone doesn't mean you couldn't use a helping hand.

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mohair: Small Talk

It's not hard to imagine Mohair becoming one of those great bands known for being equally skilled as album artists and crafters of classic pop singles.

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Venetian Snares: Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms

The new album seems to be part of the more playful Venetian Snares lineage, most comparable, perhaps, to the manic surreality of 2003's Chocolate Wheelchair.

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Razorlight: Razorlight

For a record that displays such naked commercial ambitions, Razorlight is a startlingly unimaginative, bloated and anonymous listen.

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Anne McCue: Koala Motel

Anne McCue's trying to shake her influences, but one keeps holding on.

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