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Martha Scanlan: The West Was Burning

Martha Scanlan might soon be the one againt whom all the others are measured.

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22 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Tony Furtado: 13

Lucky 13? Not exactly ... Furtado's latest effort is decidely hit and miss.

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22 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Meshuggah: Nothing

On this revamped edition, Meshuggah destroys, erases, and improves upon an already great album.

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Oddly enough, Southern Comfort and The Fader have partnered to issue a series of limited 7-inches. The initial release feature’s M. Ward on the

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22 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Unexpect: In a Flesh Aquarium

The more and more ambitious that today’s progressive rock gets, the more bands tend to forget two key characteristics that made such ‘70s prog

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21 Feb 2007 // 9:03 PM

Tia Fuller: Healing Space

Now here's something to get excited about: a young flutist and saxophonist with a knack for enchanting compositions and a passion to inspire listeners.

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21 Feb 2007 // 9:03 PM

The Exploding Hearts: Shattered

A necessary, bittersweet compilation from the gone-too-soon power pop/punk kings of Portland.

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21 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

The Heights: Bad News

On this five-song EP, British band the Heights inject a blunt, beefed-up, American sensibility to the indie rock animal created by the Libertines and Arctic Monkeys. Too bad the band are a year or two behind the curve.

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Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers: Specialty Profiles

These 14 tracks Sam Cooke recorded as lead singer with the Soul Stirrers preceded the great tenor’s forays into the pop arena, but the bulk

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The Young Knives: Voices of Animals and Men

Attempting to break out across the pond, it's still up in the air whether or not The Young Knives will sink or swim.

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Bloc Party: A Weekend in the City

A Weekend in the City is the type of album made by bands that aren't quite sure where to go for their second statement to the world, after their first statement is received with almost universal acclaim.

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Mike Dillons Go-Go Jungle: Battery Milk

Despite evidence to the contrary, Mike Dillon is ready for prime time; he just might not realize it.

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21 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Mahogany: Connectivity!

If you thought that dream-pop was dead, or even sick, Mahogany do their hazy atmospheric best to keep the dream alive.

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Aqueduct: Or Give Me Death

It is pop, it is rock, it is modern, it is primitive, it is familiar, it is fresh, and all of these things at once!

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Toni Braxton: The Essential Toni Braxton

There is no excuse for the fact that The Essential Toni Braxton is the fourth hits compilation to come from Arista, Braxton’s first label and the company for which she released four of her five albums.

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Faux Pas: Entropy Begins At Home

Electronic beats begin from down under and circle the globe, gaining speed with Melbourne maestro Faux Pas's first full length album.

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Various Artists: Freshly Composted Vol. 2

Started in Munich, Germany 13 years ago by Michael Reinboth, Compost Records quickly developed into what superstar DJ Gilles Peterson described as "the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe".

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Fern Knight: Music for Witches and Alchemists

Fern Knight play a vibrant British-influenced folk that sounds like all their clocks stopped dead some time between 1972, when Scottish singer Shelagh McDonald became an

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20 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Various Artists: Om: Chilled

San Francisco-based Om Records has released a lot of quality downtempo electronica and chillout house music over the years, especially on its “Mushroom Jazz” and “

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20 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Dredg: Live at the Fillmore

As far as live albums go, it’s fairly rare for a release to reach the status of a How the West Was Won or

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