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16 Jul 2007 // 11:04 PM

Marmoset: Florist Fired

Marmoset has created an album of Velvet Underground-inspired pop dirges for the ADD set.

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16 Jul 2007 // 11:03 PM

Thilges: La Double Absence

La Double Absence is a lovely approximation of Persian and Afghan songcraft, with surprisingly subtle bits of electronics mixed in.

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B is for Brontosaurus, and O is definitely for obnoxious.

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Various Artists: Up and Dance! Updated

This various artist CD presents the Ostgut label’s attempt to combine modern electronic music with classic ballet.

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16 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Icicles: Arrivals and Departures”

Good pop candy shouldn’t have such a sweet aftertaste, for it only brings a stomach ache, as the ear craves for something in so little.

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16 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Dynamites: Kaboom!

In their quest to reach the essence of funk music, the Dynamites march out a cadre of old funk tropes and well-tested jazz techniques. And they do it in rare form.

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16 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Editors: An End Has a Start

Slickly professional follow-up to 2005's The Back Room fails to deliver the same jittery thrills.

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16 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Rooney: Calling the World

With Calling the World, Rooney has crafted a sophomore work all too familiar and all too forgettable.

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B.C. Camplight: Blink of a Nihilist

Incorporating modern and classical influences, the talented songwriter/keyboardist crafts an impressive sophomore album that's irresistible.

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Evidence: The Weatherman LP

A man experiences adversity. He feels depressed about said adversity. What should he do? Answer: rap his way out.

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Jerry Butler: The Ice Man Cometh/Ice on Ice

Jerry Butler was just about the smoothest singer in the history of soul music.

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Daniel Higgs: Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot

For Daniel Higgs to release such “music” to a global population is head-scratching and, at times, utterly bizarre.

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15 Jul 2007 // 11:04 PM

Cyrus: From the Shadows

From the Shadows is grim, sluggish dubstep, at times fitting what's become an inadequate broad description of the genre.

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15 Jul 2007 // 11:03 PM

Gui Boratto: Chromophobia

Those looking for a little more evocative (obvious) emotion with their techno should definitely check out Boratto’s colorscapes.

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15 Jul 2007 // 11:02 PM

Sound the Alarm: Stay Inside

Pennsylvania pop rockers show promise on debut effort.

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15 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

The New Yorker: s/t

Acid may yet complete its comeback, but it's going to take a lot more than this.

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Fabolous: From Nothin To Somethin

Fabolous' latest album breaks out the heavy artillery in the form of guest artists and producers.

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The Chemical Brothers: We Are the Night

It's not merely that the Chems were beginning to seem outdated, they seemed -- in James Murphy's immortal words -- to be losing their edge.

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15 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Part Chimp: Cup

Mogwai's noisiest little brothers compile super-distorted, rock-obliterating singles, rarities, unreleased tracks and b-sides. Is that ringing on the CD or just in your ears?

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15 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Martin Sexton: Seeds

A sterling and overdue stop in the studio for the great singer and performer

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