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Avril Lavigne: The Best Damn Thing

Those with a sweet tooth for bubblegum in the pop-punk variety will find a lot here to love. Those who have no interest will probably keep on guzzling the haterade.

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30 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Noctorum: Offer the Light

Offer the Light is a well-produced, well-performed set from an obvious veteran of the industry.

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Umphreys McGee: The Bottom Half

Jam band practices the art of restraint, releases one of the best albums of their career, makes world better place.

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30 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Vandaveer: Grace & Speed

Vandaveer's Mark Charles Heidinger can tell a pitch-black story in a way that makes it sound more like unfortunate happenstance than world-moving tragedy.

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Garrison Keillor: When I Get Home: Songs

A nifty pair of musical releases by the wry wordsmith and bittersweet observer Garrison Keillor, or That Twit, as I have referred to him on many previous occasions.

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29 May 2007 // 11:04 PM

Astrid Swan: Poverina

The first Finnish female songstress?

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Various Artists: Go Commando with JDH & Dave P

Tour of recent electro-house indie hits from the boys behind NYC's Fixed parties

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29 May 2007 // 11:02 PM

Yvat: Chroma

Yvat's new EP Chroma sounds at least as "designed" as it does composed.

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29 May 2007 // 11:01 PM

Various Artists: Afterhours 3

Yet another uninspired downtempo compilation. Ho hum.

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29 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Cosm: 6 Song EP

As if Aphex Twin was hired to write music to play overhead at Starbucks.

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29 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Battles: Mirrored

Unexpected threads of melody make listening to this math-rock debut an absolute pleasure.

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Amel Larrieux: Lovely Standards

On this cover album, Larrieux tries out her R&B chops in a jazz context.

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The Church: El Momento Siguiente

The second acoustic set from the veteran Aussie psych-rockers is almost as good as the first.

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29 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Elk City: New Believers

No longer relying on male-female duets, the Brooklyn indie pop group takes a step forward.

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Porcupine Tree: Fear of a Blank Planet

Dream Theater and Rush better watch their backs; Porcupine Tree's Fear of a Blank Planet is a strong contender for the progressive album of the year!

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Azam Ali: Elysium Remixes EP 1 and 2

An "endless reverie" of remixes by one of world music's top vocalists.

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Oscar Peterson, Roy Brown, Milt Jackson: What’s Up?: The Very Tall Band

1998: Ray Brown doing good old string bass things when Oscar Peterson's left hand had been reduced to less than normally superhuman by his stroke; Milt Jackson melodic; Kariem Riggins punching.

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Tobias Thomas: Please Please Please

The final CD in a trilogy of DJ mixes by one of Cologne’s premier techno producers, Please Please Please skirts the invisible boundaries of

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28 May 2007 // 11:03 PM

Mêlée: Devils & Angels

"Cos this is real, and this is good, it warms the inside just like it should..."

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28 May 2007 // 11:02 PM

Siberian: Hey Celestial!

Possessed by a dynamic energy which infuses each of the 23 minutes of their debut EP, the members of Seattle quartet Siberian produce a vibrant sound

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