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15 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Deryl Dodd: Full Circle

Deryl Dodd's follow-up to Stronger Proof has just the right mix of roadhouse honky-tonkin' and country blues to get you tappin' your foot while cryin' in your beer.

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15 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Andy Stott’s debut, Merciless, opens quietly, building a minimal-aquatic aesthetic—warm synths, hi-hat and simple snare, strings in the background. This is minimal dub,

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14 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Rasmus Møbius: Medicine Walk

Rasmus Møbius sets out on his own to create a pure album, unfettered by guest appearances, of his own brand of cut-up dub-hop.

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14 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Meg & Dia: Something Real

More sisterly tween-pop from literary-minded Salt Lake City gals.

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14 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Guitars and drums. No bass. No keyboards. No strings. No brass. Just six strings, two drumsticks and the volume knobs cranked to 10. The instrumental and

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Ah, California dreaming on such a summer’s day. Brothers and Sisters effectively wrangle up the laid-back sunshine vibe of 1970s California AM radio pop/

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Kon & Amir and DJ Muro: The Kings of Diggin

One compilation. Two CDs. Sixty-one tracks. No household names. And no popular hits.

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Junior Boys: So This is Goodbye

The second album by the Canadian duo proves their much-heralded debut was no fluke.

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Sascha Funke: Boogybytes Vol. 2

As you might expect from the pedigree, this is a pretty rad CD, positively brimming with techno goodness.

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Viva Voce: Get Yr Blood Sucked Out

Pop this in the car system, roll the windows down, put on the shades, sip the Dr. Pepper and haul ass. Pick up that special someone. Then cruise to the lake and make out.

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The Black Keys: Magic Potion

Big label, big backing, big buzz but basically brilliant, beautiful, beefy bluesy boogie blueprint being brought by the barren brain trust of Auerbach and Carney yet again.

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14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Tyde: Three’s Co.

For Darren Rademaker, life may be a beach, but it's not always sunny there.

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14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Amor Fati: Love Fate

“I would have wanted more collaborators,” writes Amaury Perez, “but everyone is busy so DIY.” For an almost one-man outfit (he has help from a

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14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Xiu Xiu: The Air Force

The Air Force is, without a doubt, Xiu Xiu’s best album and grandest statement.

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Josephine Foster: A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

A free folk release that transcends even that label to acheive true freedom.

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13 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

Helios: Eingya

Acheiving that fleeting balance between prettiness and interest, Helios delivers a lush instrumental that actually engages the heart.

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13 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Gomma Workshop: Cantina Tapes

Italian Surrealist Cartoon Music for the Soul.

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13 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Good Riddance: My Republic

Punk band hasn't changed much in a decade, for better and worse.

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The Mars Volta: Amputechture

Go ahead. Give it the patience it deserves.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Two Ton Boa: Parasiticide

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a band with two bass guitars sound less funky.

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