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24 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Cap Pas Cap: Not Not Is Fine

Cap Pas Cap is a quirky, angular band with a bit more of a mainstream touch

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Chris Bathgate: A Cork Tale Wake

Ann Arbor, Michigan's Chris Bathgate has the kind of distinctive, intimate voice that fans of acoustic indie-folk rock adore.

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21 Jun 2007 // 11:03 PM

Hakan Lidbo: Dunka Dunka

Experiments heavily with dark beats and tweaks disco lines.

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Black Attack & Butta Verses: Beats and Rhymes: Stereo Bytes Volume 1

With this double A-Side release, Beats and Rhymes fails to inject compelling hip-hop into the underground, a place where experimentation thrives.

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The Magic Lantern: The Magic Lantern

With just two songs it’s a memorable and very pretty 20-minute effort.

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Maybe Smith: Animals & Architects

Saskatoon's Colin Skrapek delivers a wonderful record of upbeat, loop-based indie-pop.

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21 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Kissogram: Nothing, Sir!

The sophomore outing from German duo Kissogram is a wonderfully scattered, unpredictable, and toweringly enjoyable electro-pop grab bag.

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Jethro Tull: The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull

You remember the song "Teen Angst" by Cracker? Well, does the world need yet ANOTHER Jethro Tull compilation?

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21 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Islaja: Ulual YYY

It no longer feels like a jungle that I have to wander through, admiring but mute, eyes wide, dumbfounded by crackles and squeaks.

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Olav Larsen and the Alabama Rodeo Stars: Loves Come to Town

An Afro-Swede's enjoyable and competent country music recording challenges country's conventions of place and authenticity.

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John Doe: A Year in the Wilderness

Ex-X front man is in rugged, flame-throwing form, and the guest list -- Kathleen Edwards, Dave Alvin, Aimee Mann, Jill Sobule -- is stellar... This may be the best Doe solo album yet.

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21 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nick Drake: Family Tree

The latest album of Nick Drake's rare recordings is also the most heartfelt and interesting, painting the picture of a young man in love with the blues.

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Band Marino: The Sea And The Beas

The ebb and flow of the album is quite refreshing, making for a very good record from top to bottom.

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20 Jun 2007 // 11:04 PM

Slaraffenland: Private Cinema

Rock? Jazz? Post-rock? Improv? Danish band Slaraffenland is hard to categorize but easy to listen to.

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Colin Hay: Are You Lookin at Me?

It's his best (and probably one of the year's best singer/songwriter discs).

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Walker Kong: Deliver Us From People

Consider the album a cry of help from our animal friends -- but with an arena-rock slant.

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The Gilligans: Snoring With An Accent

Indie power pop supergroup falls a bit flat.

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Simian Mobile Disco: Attack Decay Sustain Release

Hyped-up UK dance duo delivers the goods: sweaty, dirty, catchy-as-hell strobelight fantasies that work more often than not.

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KRS-One & Marley Marl: Hip Hop Lives

Whether he's still "number one" is immaterial. What matters is that, after over two decades in hip-hop, KRS-One is here to say the culture is still alive. And that sound in his voice? That's pure joy.

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20 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hello Lovers: Vanity Fair

Hello Lovers could be your ray of sunshine…or the cause of a severe headache. In any case, they have an accordion.

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