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Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd: After the Night Falls

The ex-Cocteau Twin and the ambient pioneer team up again. In the '80s, they had a name for this: New Age.

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Ben + Vesper: All This Could Kill You

Ben + Vesper's songs are maddeningly hard to categorize, but is that such a bad thing? Not when their tunes on their debut album have so much to offer.

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Abra Moore: On the Way

You'll continue to hear Moore in TV shows and movies, but her albums hold their own subtle rewards.

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Kendel Carson: Rearview Mirror Tears

A singer this good doesn't have to try so hard.

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Hector Martignon: Refugee

A few star guests, and an amazing jazz and latin pianist when he gets going. He'll do better in the future, but he does well here.

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18 Jul 2007 // 11:04 PM

Z-Trip: All Pro

DJ Z-Trip must just be playing around for this video game soundtrack.

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18 Jul 2007 // 11:03 PM

The Wildbirds: Suzanne

The Wildbirds' debut EP is the kind of record that sounds better and better the drunker and louder things get.

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Lunabee: Prenez Garde Aux Flots Bleus

A small, unexplained, perhaps inexplicable object.

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The Krinkles: 3: The Mordorlorff Collection

If The Krinkles could just add a bit more raggedness to these pop songs, they would be far better off.

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Perpetual Groove: Livelovedie

Perpetual Groove are rocking harder than ever, but still jamming out in their trademark melodic way.

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18 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Jandek: The Ruins of Adventure

One of the most insular and prolific artists ever returns with another unnervingly fascinating work.

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Sara Bareilles: Little Voice

Little Voice is comprised of 12 vibrant, neatly-crafted songs performed by a singer-songwriter-pianist with a powerful voice that is well-versed in soul, rock, jazz and pop.

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18 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ben Jelen: Ex-Sensitive

It’s just unfortunate that since we’ve now seen what Ben sounds like in a variety of contexts, the root of the problem is abundantly clear: Ben Jelen himself.

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18 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Velvet Revolver: Libertad

Libertad demonstrates how little flair an elite breed of rockers can play with, but finds them playing together anyway, so thank goodness for that.

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Pearl Jam: Live at the Gorge 05/06

Gorge is made both for the setlist hounds and those who would like to catch up with live Pearl Jam, but want someone else to do the deciding.

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18 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

U.S.D.A.: Young Jeezy Presents U.S.D.A.: Cold Summer

Young Jeezy introduces the next harvest from the South with his trio U.S.D.A. Is it government approved? Go to the thugz seminar and find out.

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Kenny Werner: Lawn Chair Society

Fully integrated electro-acoustic jazz from a journeyman pianist -- a revelation.

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Rob Crow: I Hate You, Rob Crow

The first single from Living Well is good enough to convince any Pinback fans who were on the fence about Crow's solo work.

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17 Jul 2007 // 11:03 PM

Vladislav Delay: Whistleblower

Whistleblower sounds like a concept album, a charting of an insular submarine world where the lapping synths and burbling sub bass from outside are balanced against a clatter of mechanical and human presence.

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Joell Ortiz: The Brick: Bodega Chronicles

The Brock: Bodega Chronicles works as an independent teaser for his upcoming full-length.

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