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Basic Vocab: The General Dynamic

Three brothers from Miami ditch crunk, haul that golden-age boom-bap to the present and wind up with a solid debut album.

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25 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Sleepthief: The Dawnseeker

If you've heard Delerium, Conjure One, or even Enigma, you've heard this.

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25 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Delta Nove: The Future Is When

Don’t expect Delta Nove to describe their sound. They won’t and you would have a hard time telling anyone what it is, aside

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Bob Marley & The Wailers: Everythings Gonna Be Alright

A not-too-bad companion piece to Legend, from the people who brought you the Caramel Macchiato.

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Jay Bennett: The Magnificent Defeat

The Magificent Defeat approaches the former more often than it does the latter.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

My Morning Jacket: Okonokos

My Morning Jacket, taking their high-powered live show into your home and setting it ablaze.

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Jason Moran: Artist in Residence

A jazz pianist of steel steers his music through the dangerous web of official arts organizations, encountering plenty of Kryptonite, yet emerges unscathed -- the globe still safe for improvisation.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Bronx: The Bronx

Though there's an increased presence of more melodic, straight-ahead rock on the second Bronx self-titled, the heavy punk group manages to retain a sense of independence

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Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection

The only reason yet another Steely Dan collection is tolerable is because they earned this excess.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Skye: Mind How You Go

The former voice of Morcheeba has a hip solo debut. You might care, but you probably don't (and you really don't need to).

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Philip E. Karnats: Pleasesuite

Two great songs jump out of an entertaining but inconsistent solo effort by ex-Tripping Daisy contributor.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Leichtmetall: Wir Sind Blumen

It's too fey and reticent for pop, and too hooky to be simply atmospheric.

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On the Last Day: Meaning in the Static

Comb-overs: check. Eyeliner: check. Songs...songs? Anyone? Hello?

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Thee Emergency: Can You Dig It?

Blue-collar, girl-fronted rock and roll band from Seattle talks a tough game but secretly -- or at least in the hidden track -- has a thing for gospel blues.

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Murder By Death: In Bocca Al Lupo

If I died while listening to this, I wouldn’t complain in the least.

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22 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Apollo 13: Lovebomb

If these guys won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, who else entered?!?

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Jeffrey Luck Lucas: What We Whisper

Dark and brooding, this album is rich in texture if consistently glum in tone.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pere Ubu: Why I Hate Women

Thomas still frequently sings with that halfway hiccup in his voice, as if he can't get the words out without being slightly nauseous. The overall sound tells one right up front that life is ugly and hard. But there is also a subtle beauty in the noise.

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The Dogg, The Doctor, & Death Row

By consistently giving us addictive beats and hot lyrics, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have had an undeniable influence on the world of rhyme. This is dedicated to the rapper and the producer who were down from Day One.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hatebreed: Supremacy

America's favorite hardcore band delivers its BEST BEST BEST album EVER EVER EVER!

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