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Charles Davis: Land of Dreams

Veteran individual jazz saxophonist is -- and delivers -- the real thing: empathy with a trio so able he might have been keeping it to himself. The opposite of half-hearted.

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Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love: Ends of June

The fragile bedroom pop on the band’s second album is relaxed, compelling, and down-to-earth -- no freak in this folk.

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6 Jun 2007 // 1:03 AM

Somi: Red Soil in My Eyes

Red Soil is worth checking out, even if soft jazz is not usually your thing.

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Filthy Thieving Bastards: Im a Son of a Gun

A California band with a distinctly Dublin sound.

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6 Jun 2007 // 1:01 AM

Graig Markel: Via Novella

Graig Markel’s latest album is a layered affair but isn’t too rich for one’s palette.

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Satanicpornocultshop: .aiff Skull

The .aiff Skull EP is little more than a vaguely interesting means to a massive headache.

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Dan Deacon: Spiderman of the Rings

Dan Deacon manages to lure in his audience with his strange, raucous brand of electro-pop and induce them to sway, leap, and even shout along with him.

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5 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Xavier Rudd: White Moth

A surprisingly mellow follow-up to Rudd's 2005 Food in the Belly.

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Various Artists: Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash

This tribute album is graced by performances that are faithful to the root and spirit of June Carter Cash's musical style while breathing in just enough new life to keep any version from seeming like a retread.

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5 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Joe: Aint Nothin Like Me

Joe only embarrasses himself on an occasional basis, preferring instead to (for the most part) musically comport himself in the way a man in his mid-30s should.

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5 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Client: Heartland

On album number three, the ultra-chic Brit synthpop girls have a new Client in tow. They're still not taking your phone calls.

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The Cowboy Junkies: At the End of Paths Taken

Paths is as thorny and varied as its main theme: the idea of family.

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In This Moment: Beautiful Tragedy

On the Orange County band's debut, lead singer Maria Brink puts a welcome, fresh spin on a very tired sound.

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4 Jun 2007 // 11:05 PM

Mystery Jets: Diamonds in the Dark

This single feels like a grab at mainstream from a band that promises more than that.

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4 Jun 2007 // 11:04 PM

Priestbird: In Your Time

It’s almost too easy to dismiss Priestbird as being too eclectic for its own good. After all, the band formerly known as Tarantula A

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4 Jun 2007 // 11:03 PM

Poison: Poisond

Poison'd finds Poison taking the time-honored covers route.

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4 Jun 2007 // 11:01 PM

Che Arthur: Iron

There is no questioning the passion and possibility which lies in Arthur's work; however, with little space ceded to balance and nuance, Iron certainly leaves room to hone, polish and find improvement.

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Joan Osborne: Breakfast In Bed

All shine and polish, but no sex or sensuality.

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Various Artists: Monterey International Pop Festival

It's easy to speak cynically about the "Summer of Love", but the music of the Monterey International Pop Festival remains a vital footprint in time.

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Great Lake Swimmers: Ongiara

Tony Dekkar has hit his stride with Ongiara, using the right combination of elements from the band’s earlier work to craft not only their best, but one of the best of ‘07.

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