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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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Mochipet: Girls Love Breakcore

If Richard D. James was trapped in Top 40-land, this is what he would create. It's the sound of riding the merry-go-round to insanity and having fun along the way.

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9 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Rumpelzirkus: Kalabrese

This debut from house spinster Kalabrese thrives off the unexpected, which can make for a chore at times but mostly proves enticing.

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Richard Reagh: Is This The Blues Im Singing

Poppy piano man finds a new audience in Sweden.

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Sarah Borges: Diamonds in the Dark

With her compelling sophomore album, this catchy, rock-country singer-songwriter shows why she should be a star.

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Various Artists: CrystalTop Music Presents

This collection will likely inspire many listeners to dig deeper into the CrystalTop catalog.

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8 Jul 2007 // 11:02 PM

Judith Owen: Happy This Way

Judith Owen creates quiet musical sweetness; her songs are generally solemn and meditative.

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Various Artists: Gatecrasher: Live in Moscow

It's a fans-only affair, but we knew that going in -– so if you're all about with previous Lawrence mixes, you'll be on familiar territory.

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Sean Na Na: Family Trees or: Must Cope We

Sean Na Na's new album may be catchy, but once they've caught you, there's not much to keep you there.

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8 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

KK Null: Fertile

Fertile is a dense and trying listen, one that is probably more high-minded than it is compelling.

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Smashing Pumpkins: Zeitgeist

What Zeitgeist is really about, what all Pumpkins albums are really about, is Billy Corgan.

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Jason Isbell: Sirens of the Ditch

Debut solo album from ex-Drive-By Trucker is a slickly produced record of conservative hard rock and country-tinged balladry whose polish floats a little too far from his former band's grungier orbit.

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Daniel Higgs: Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot

Sometimes unraveling vision from hallucination is not so simple for the uninitiated.

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8 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Erol Josué: Régléman

There's a gravity to Régeléman that becomes immediately deepened and explicable when you realise that the Haitian singer is being religious.

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8 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Yellow 6: Painted Sky

Yellow 6 achieves much with moody ambiance.

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