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13 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Donal Clancy: Close to Home

Donal follows in the family tradition (the son of Liam) of performing marvelous acoustic Irish folk music. This Clancy plays acoustic guitar, an instrument not

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13 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Artist Unknown: Present

This German techno/dance/electro outfit hasn’t been heard from in a while, but this album, released through Datapunk member Anthony Rother’s label,

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John Waters: A Date With John Waters

It's a foregone conclusion that this Waters-curated disc of love songs will be at least worth a chuckle.

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Various Artists: HEAVYbreathing Vol 1, The Sounds of Sex: Bite It!11098

When the goal is titillation, the notion of consensus can rarely seem more distant.

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Freddie Jackson: Greatest Hits

Just dim the lights, chill the bottle of wine, and let Freddie rock you tonight-for old times' sake.

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Madonna: The Confessions Tour

The oversaturation of recent Madonna product is ultimately what precludes The Confessions Tour from being wholly satisfying to anyone but the die-hard Madonna fan.

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Paul St. Hilaire: A Divine State of Mind

Paul St. Hilaire plays Caribbean blues, pulls at the strings of dub and roots with deep electronic slants -- and a most endearing idiosyncrasy shines through.

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13 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Memphis the Band: Radio

Scott Morgan, lead singer of Memphis the Band, has a voice pitched somewhere between the southern-rock inflection of Black Crows front man Chris Robinson and

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Al di Meola: Consequence of Chaos

Flamencofunk: greatly gifted guitarist, able arranger, starry support, compositions not so distinctive, or good improvising vehicles (little of that here).

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k-os: Atlantis - Hymns For Disco

Canada's hip-hop king returns with another album of eclectic sounds.

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Martha Berner: Ten Tiny Little Pieces

Martha Berner's latest EP is fantastically ordinary.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:03 PM

Michael Mayer: Immer 2

Don't give up on trance just yet. Michael Mayer's mix on Immer 2 will take you where you want to go.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Neotropic: Prestatyn

Ninja Tune alum Riz Maslen’s latest effort, three tracks of ambient pastoralism (pastoral ambiance?) that at 30 minutes are more than a stopgap but less

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

The Big Tease: Paper Symphony

This band’s six-song EP (five not counting the Panic! at the Disco-ish intro) is okay, but nothing that wouldn’t fall into the aforementioned

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Omer Avital Group: Room to Grow

The Omer Avital Group fills the room.

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Eleni Mandell: Miracle of Five

The best moments on Miracle of Five are these: where Mandell’s incisive wit wins out over convention.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Vesta: Distant Lover

Vesta’s got the skills for sure, but next time I’d love to hear those skills put to use on original material.

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Cezanne: Breaking Bats for Jesus

Cezanne's John Daugherity took the DIY ethic to the max with his latest release.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Nurse & Soldier: Marginalia

Oneida side-project apes indie-pop husband-wife duos, rips your heart with lyrics, and manages to leave surprisingly unscathed. Point, home-team.

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Beneath the Sky: What Demons Do To Saints

Beneath the Sky's first effort isn't quite there yet.

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