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Morningbell: Through the Belly of the Sea

Morningbell presents the world's very first choose your own adventure album.

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Percy Farm: The Ends in the Beginning

If you can’t imagine an inspired amalgamation of Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” and Wowee Zowee, then you can experience it on “

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Edward Ka-Spel: Dream Logik Part One

Dream Logik Part One continues Edward Ka-Spel's prolific run of solo releases which began in 1984.

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14 Aug 2007 // 11:02 PM

Amy Cooper: Mirrors

You can write from the heart. You can write from reflection. Amy Cooper writes from the heart of her reflection.

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Green River Ordinance: The Beauty of Letting Go/Way Back Home

Green River Ordinance maintains a predominantly upbeat pop/rock sound, complete with huge hooks, sincere vocals and driving guitar passages.

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Various Artists: Furry Selection

Super Furry Animals bassist Guto Pryce takes a spin through the apparently bottomless Trojan back catalogue and produces a surprisingly cohesive mix of ‘70s rocksteady and dub reggae.

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Terence Blanchard: A Tale of Gods Will

The New Orleans trumpeter's lyrical meditation on disaster.

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14 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Fuel: Angels & Devils

With a fresh line-up and new singer, plus a mini-promotion from Chris Daughtry that put them back on the map, Fuel's fourth album is still one of the gloomiest rock you'll hear all year.

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Billy Bob Thornton: Beautiful Door

On his fourth solo album, Beautiful Door, Billy Bob Thornton solidifies his status as a Hollywood oddity, a celebrity who actually can produce music worth a damn: catchy, conceptual, and with a conscience.

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Meic Stevens: Sackcloth & Ashes

The "Welsh Bob Dylan" turns out to be more like the Welsh Donovan, making pitch-perfect folk rock while dismantling language barriers in his spare time.

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Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers: Solid Ice

Solid Ice is, surprisingly, strongest on the instrumental tracks, where Thackery takes the time to see where his playing leads him.

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14 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nelson Bragg: Day Into Night

Nelson Bragg had a hand in the recent Brian Wilson album SMiLE, performing drums on the long-awaited masterpiece; now Bragg is venturing out from behind the skins to make his own music.

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14 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Amandine: Solace in Sore Hands

Comforting ballads of the American West from a group of accomplished Swedish musicians (who else?)

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Jason Holstrom: The Thieves of Kailua

A vacation in America's 50th state led to this Seattle indie rocker's obsession with ukuleles, slack key guitars and breezy harmonies...no word on whether he's performing in a grass skirt.

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13 Aug 2007 // 11:03 PM

Speck Mountain: Summer Above

Part indie-rock, part Americana and with a dash of jazz to boot, Speck Mountain has a lot in common with The Jesus And Mary Chain without the signature fuzzed-out feedback.

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13 Aug 2007 // 11:02 PM

Chase Pagan: Oh, Musica!

Chase Pagan's work is continuously chaotic, kinetic, and often volatile, no matter whether in the midst of a dramatic crescendo or a quiet fade.

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13 Aug 2007 // 11:01 PM

Ozma: Pasadena

In all, it's more like Weezer's green self-titled album than anything, eager to live up to an ideal and doing a good job of it.

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13 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Turbonegro: Retox

Semper Fat! Our favorite chubby dudes return with their best album in years.

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Cake: B-Sides and Rarities

A collection of covers (and a few revisited originals), Rarities and B-Sides finds Cake finding inspiration in the usual strange places.

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The Velcro Stars: Hiroshimas Revenge

Jangly, '90s-style power-pop walks the fine line between annoying and endearing.

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