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Kids On TV: Mixing Business With Pleasure

The gayest album this side of the Scissor Sisters; in this case, it's not a good thing.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:02 PM

Juba Dance: Orange

With touches of blues, jazz, hip-hop and experimental electronica, Juba Dance has created a genre of its own.

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Ferraby Lionheart: Ferraby Lionheart

If these six songs are any indication, Lionheart is one adorable name we're going to be hearing a lot more of.

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Grand National: A Drink and a Quick Decision

Positions Grand National as an important artistic force that is far from exhausting its seemingly bottomless wellspring of inspiration.

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Eastern Conference Champions: Eastern Conference Champions

This EP from Bucks County, Pennsylvania's Eastern Conference Champions leaves quite an impression and seems a harbinger of great things to come.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tuatara: East of the Sun

Despite a few intriguing cuts featuring Sufi poet Coleman Barks, Tuatara's latest is unfortunately stale.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Six By Seven: 04

No matter how tightly or loosely the songs are coiled, there is an emotionally resonant quality to the band's work that is undeniable and very appealing.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Austin band's sixth LP is its most groove-oriented effort since 2001's Girls Can Tell, an efficient rhythm machine with a sinuous palate.

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Various Artists: Healing the Divide

This disc of performances by Tom Waits, Philip Glass, the Dalai Lama, and others for the Tibetan Health Initiative is an admirable but curious release.

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Serena Ryder: If Your Memory Serves You Well

Even when crooning serious lyrics one can hear the hint of a smile. Ryder comes across as a kid playing dress up. Look at me wearing mom's dresses and dad's shoes! She fills them well.

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Binder & Krieglstein: Alles Verloren

Sounds like a youthful Eminem crashing a polka party and bringing Moby along.

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Sea Wolf: Get to the River Before It Runs too Low

Irving's Alex Church goes solo (with friends) as Sea Wolf on this quite nice debut EP of wistful indie folk and chamber pop.

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Chris Fortier: As long as the Moment Exists

DJ Chris Fortier offers international underground dance music, as befits an artist who regularly performs at hotspots everywhere from Europe to Tokyo to Buenos Aires.

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Johnny and the Moon: Johnny and the Moon

Wolf Parade's Dante DeCaro takes a moment to explore his folksy side with Johnny and the Moon.

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9 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

Le Rok: Approx Twelve

Medium-boil electronic, bursting with elastic pings, Kid A organ drips, and nasal percussion that neither party nor noticeably plod.

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9 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Interpol: Our Love to Admire

The perfect soundtrack for an eighth grade dance, but for actual adults who know better, it's best to avoid this mess.

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9 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Kim Richey: Chinese Boxes

These songs would rule the charts in a land where Marshall Crenshaw was king, Aimee Mann queen, and The Beatles never put out another record after Revolver.

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3 Inches of Blood: Fire Up the Blades

If you're searching for 2007's essential retro-metal fix, look no further.

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The Gourds: Noble Creatures

Noble Creatures is one of the more interesting and pleasing Americana records released this year.

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Hugh Hopper: Hopper Tunity Box

Avant-garde and funky? Pull the other one, mate, it's got bells on.

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