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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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The Lonesome Heroes: Dont Play to Lose

Dreamy country that blurs the lines of country, indie and psychdelia.

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A Change of Pace: Prepare the Masses

Most groups release their debut and then tour the hell out of it, but the key is whether they break up and hate each other

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27 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Zukanican: Horse Republic

Horse Republic is not the album to play if you're feeling hungover.

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Old Crow Medicine Show: Big Iron World

Where many other groups feel the need to approach traditional material with an eye on preserving it, Old Crow Medicine Show intend to make it live and breathe.

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27 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

DJ Shadow: The Outsider

Everyone who ever loved Shadow's music owes it to themselves to judge The Outsider on its own merits.

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Marisa Monte: Universo Ao Meu Redor

I am in awe of all the respect and love that Monte gives to her nation's greatest musical form; everything is precision, class, beauty, and these are good things.

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Marisa Monte: Infinito Particular

It's just kind of... there, sitting in the corner, looking sweet but not really wanting to dance.

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Tomasz Stanko Quartet: Lontano

You know how sometimes you just can't see what all the fuss is about? Unsettling, isn't it?

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Angela Desveaux: Wandering Eyes

A country album that works as bright, enjoyable pop music.

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Blue Sky Black Death: A Heap of Broken Images

Two producers introduce themselves with a two-disc debut, which, like many double albums, is creative, ambitious, and a few tracks too long.

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Urban Delights: Revolution No. 1

The well-pedigreed Anglo-German duo make a techno-garage party album that's always disposable and only intermittently fun.

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27 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cabin Dogs: Electric Cabin

Think of a contemporary look at groups like The Band and you get the idea as to what Cabin Dogs are all about.

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