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Count Basie: One Oclock Jump: The Very Best of Count Basie

modest sampler, immodestly billed, not unique, a few of Basie's best Columbia records.

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Turn Off the Stars: Turn Off the Stars

Thank you for existing, Turn Off the Stars.  In a wash of generic watered-down Keane and Coldplay knockoffs (which themselves were watered-down Radiohead knockoffs),

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20 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Andre Ethier: secondathallam

Former Deadly Snakes front man trades in bar brawling for barstool lament on love.

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20 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Taylor Hicks: Taylor Hicks

While none of this fits on pop radio circa 2006, this stuff would have sounded perfect in between "Higher Love" and "Sweet Freedom" back in 1986.

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Young Jeezy: The Inspiration

If Jeezy is anything, he's consistent.

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Various Artists: Jukebox Buddha

The common thread of the Buddha Machine is simply not enough to provide the sense of purpose necessary for an effective ambient release.

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Oliver Nelson: Screamin’ the Blues

This seminal Oliver Nelson session often sounds like a conversation amongst the cutting edge, celebrating the past whilst pointing toward the future.

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John Gorka: Writing in the Margins

A folk troubadour from New Jersey!

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Teitur: Stay Under the Stars

Not straying far from his impressive debut, Teitur continues writing thoughtful, at times somber, songs that tug at your heart. Hell, even "Great Balls of Fire" sounds like a psalm here.

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J.P. Shilo: As Happy As Sad Is Blue

Shilo has captured the rather fine line between tension and tedium.

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Rick Brockner: Black Mountain Brew

Cheesiness of the marketing aside, Rick Brockner’s Black Mountain Brew is a soothing, enjoyable, if not revolutionary acoustic folk record.

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Steve Almaas and Ali Smith: You Showed Me

Americana and pop from post-Cracker laureatte and his winsome partner.

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19 Dec 2006 // 8:01 PM

Seht: The Green Morning

The Green Morning is about empty space, barren metallic wastelands, and post-nuclear landscapes.

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19 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

The Legends: Public Radio

The album in question can be summed up in one word: horrid.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook

The rising alto saxophone star makes music from cryptography play as sharp and clear as noon.

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19 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Styles P: Time is Money

The LOX-member's second solo effort delivers lyrical maturity and smooth beats, however the host of notable guests overpower Styles P's... err... style.

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George Michael: Twenty Five

George Michael has come full circle in making peace with his sexuality. If album charts are any indication, he hasn't lost many listeners in the process.

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19 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Mayday!: Mayday!

Miami rap-duo reached online star status with a video for the single that became a YouTube phenomenon literally overnight.

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Nikki Sudden: The Truth Doesnt Matter

This final, posthumously released album sums up Sudden's great rock 'n' roll career with humor and nostalgia.

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Leigh Nash: Leigh Nash Remix Project

Aerobicizing Nash’s songs may be your idea of heaven. It’s just not mine.

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