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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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Spencer Dickinson: The Man Who Lives for Love

Uneven, over-the-top, and, at its best, irresistibly dirty blues funk from Jon Spencer and the North Mississippi All-Stars

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Guitar Shorty: We the People

Workin' Man's Blues that, well, works!

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The Byrds: There Is a Season

The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, psychedelic-rock, country-rock, and planted the seeds for alt-country. Finally, a box set as encompassing and stunning as their career.

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Emily Herring: My Tears Will Be Relieved

Mix of country styles is hard to pin down, but decidedly uneven.

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28 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Crowdpleaser & St. Plomb: 2006

Swiss DJs Crowdpleaser and St. Plomb usher in the era of microtrance. 2006 is headphone techno for today.

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On his second release, Edgar Allen Floe talks a lot, but he doesn't really say anything.

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28 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Persil is from Amsterdam and blends pop with various other effects, samples and loops. Getting off to a very good start with the bubble gum

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28 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

OSI: Free

The second abum by this supergroup falls short of being super.

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Aberdeen City: The Freezing Atlantic

Looking for something to compete with the Killers' Sam’s Town? This record might top that one quite easily.

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Miki Howard: Pillow Talk: Miki Sings The Classics

Merely average versions of songs that the music-listening public so readily identifies with other artists probably isn’t the best way to reintroduce Howard to the public.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Catfish Haven: Tell Me

Quick and dirty, Tell Me is a fine set of Motown-infused rock and roll.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

OOIOO: Taiga

It's exhausting, it's exhilarating, it's excellent.

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Los Lobos: The Town and the City

A record full of beauty and pain and fear and hope by five guys who know what the hell they're talking about.

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Black Stone Cherry: Black Stone Cherry

Once in a rare while, a new band takes familiar hard rock, and puts a fresh spin on it.

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Bobby Bare Jr.s Young Criminals Starvation League: The Longest Meow

Bare's newest release is comprised of 11 songs recorded with 11 friends in 11 hours. And though The Longest Meow is tagged as a release with the Young Criminals Starvation League, it's more of a return to the amped-up sound of his first band, Bare Jr.

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Los Lobos: The Town and the City

It's easy to take Los Lobos for granted; this album just might fix that.

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Eighteen Visions: Eighteen Visions

Servicable hard rock, Eighteen Visions doesn't bring anything of particular note to the mat.

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27 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Awesome Color: s/t

Stooge-ology students transcend imitation, achieve Ig-dom on blistering debut.

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