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The Safes: Well, Well, Well

The O'Malley brothers, out of Chicago, crank out bad boy riffs and good time tunes. They've got one foot in garage, the other in sweetly addictive power pop.

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4 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Arthur Dodge: The Perfect Face

Dodge sounds like he’s been reared on Neil Young’s soft, thoughtful acoustic albums.

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4 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Fort Knox Five: Reminted

That Fort Knox Five can wrap so many sounds and styles into such a consistent, dancefloor-friendly package shows not only serious instrumental and production skills, but a remarkable consistency of vision.

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4 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Calla: Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers shows us a band who've grown exceedingly comfortable in their own style.

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4 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

The 69 Eyes: Angels

Finnish goth-metal group, the 69 Eyes further Americanize their sound and have a sleazy good time in the process on their latest release, Angels, a tribute to all that is Hollyweird.

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4 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Rwake: Voices of Omens

This third album by the Arkansas band is far too imposing to warrant the usual flippant Deliverance jokes.

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Idlewild: Make Another World

After some success and lots of hype that was never lived up to, the Scottish rockers give a promising start to Plan B of their career.

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3 Apr 2007 // 10:04 PM

The Trucks: The Trucks

The all-female, electro-punk quartet the Trucks don't want to "sit nice and be quiet" on their self-titled debut. Damn right!

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Samamidon: But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted

Sam Amidon, once of laid-back Brattleboro, VT and now of busy Brooklyn, has crafted a gentle, unobtrusive album of country folk.

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Naked: Lets Get Naked…and Start a Revolution

Naked: the Firehouse of the 21st century.

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3 Apr 2007 // 10:01 PM

Joy: Sailing Days

Sailing Days is an EP made specifically for listening while on a back porch with nothing to do.

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Dälek: Abandoned Language

Dälek's more minimal approach pays off hugely on their fourth album.

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3 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Kate Havnevik: Melankton

Norway's Havnevik has a distinctive, breathy vocal style that makes each track instantly recognizable as a Kate song.

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Glenn Jones: Against Which the Sea Continually Beats

Solo guitar may sound simple, but in the hands of a thoughtful and sincere virtuoso who pours himself into the instrument, the possibilities are infinite.

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Love Me Destroyer: The Things Around Us Burn

If you were to put on an early album by Sum 41 and then listen to “Choked and Charmed”, the first song on this album by Love Me Destroyer, you would believe you were in some time warp.

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3 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Anat Fort: A Long Story

Comfortable shoes, good spicy Spanish wine, and brilliant jazz albums like this.

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Stars of the Lid: And Their Refinement of the Decline

Repetition mesmerizes us, lulls us, and yes, bores us when misused. Fortunately, with the long-awaited new album from SotL, repetition rests in very capable hands.

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Move.Meant: The Scope of Things

LA-based hip-hop crew's debut album tries to persuade us of the prevalence of injustice, oh so earnestly

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Rafter: Music for Total Chickens

Jumbling together elements of folk, psychedelic pop, electronica, jazz, and even bossa nova, Rafter's songs seem almost like tripped out ads for his unique brand of musical invention.

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2 Apr 2007 // 10:03 PM

Minmae: 835

835 pushes songwriter Sean Brooks' cheeky sense of humor farther to the front than it's ever been before.

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