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25 Apr 2007 // 10:02 PM

Christopher Blue: Room Tones

Fans of singer-songwriters like Sondre Lerche, Andy Stochansky, and Danny Michel would enjoy this album.

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25 Apr 2007 // 10:01 PM

Keiko Matsui: Moyo

Disparate musics? Voices? What is going on? In a word, everything.

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John Lindberg, Karl Berger: Duets 1

Melodic, distinctive, and shapely piano and bass duets, more warm concert room than "free jazz".

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25 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Ever since the dissolution of Hot Water Music, The Draft has bravely carried on three of its four original members. Following up last year’s

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David Gray: Shine: The Best of the Early Years

Witness the portrait of a now famous songwriter when he was on the cusp of being famous, guided only by a raw gift for melody and a fire in his belly.

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25 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Anthony Hamilton: Southern Comfort

Neo-soul singer Anthony Hamilton possesses one of the best voices to emerge in the music industry over the last several years.

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25 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Nick Warren: Paris

To stay a superstar, though, a DJ's got to be on top of the game; to remain relevant, the music has to respond to ever-changing contemporary cultural needs.

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Bebel Gilberto: Momento

Electronica, samba, pop, and bossa nova, not to mention the diverse sensibilities of Rio, London, and New York, all unite in one seamless whole on Momento.

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The Breakers: Here for a Laugh

What might have happened if Rod Stewart had stuck to his Faces-era rocking instead of becoming a disco schmooze and wannabe crooner?

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Midnight Movies: Lion the Girl

The haunting LA quartet Midnight Movies owes a lot of debts for its noisy noir pop to Nico and the Velvets, Julee Cruise, and others ... but it's making good nonetheless.

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Julius Airwave: The City the Forest

Indie rock with a spring in its dance-rock-sprinkled step.

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Central Services: Central Services

A record that toes the line between recognizable melody and generic power-pop.

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24 Apr 2007 // 10:02 PM

Kenny Werner: Lawn Chair Society

Lawn Chair Society represents the next wave of experimentation -- it’s not far out, and all the musicians are bop guys. The creativity resides in the electronic acoustic.

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Deviants of Reality: Love, Sex, and Situation

Deviants of Reality are a duo consisting of DJ Alex J. and Udig the Mental, hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, and whose sophomore release,

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24 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Bloody Panda: Pheromone

Don't let the name fool you; this is some of the most riveting doom metal you'll hear all year.

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24 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Spank Rock: Fabriclive 33

Spank Rock curate the latest mix in the Fabriclive series, and manage to make Yes and Kurtis Blow good bedfellows, while also tapping hard-hitters like DFA and Daft Punk to anchor this strong compilation.

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24 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Maria McKee: Late December

After a strong first half, McKee's theatrical ambitions get the better of her on this uneven mixture of roots, R&B, glam, and rock opera.

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Slaine: The White Man is the Devil Volume 2: Citizen Caine

Slaine is like the rap equivalent of Leonardo Dicaprio’s Southie-raised undercover cop from Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. Born in working class Dorchester, Slaine

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The Vocokesh: ...All This and Hieronymus Bosch

Milwaukee psych legends crank lysergic surf and abyss-howling feedback in loving tribute to Syd Barrett, Arthur Lee, Hieronymus Bosch, and a mysterious guy named Eddie.

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24 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Pterodactyl: Pterodactyl

Abrasive and explosive, Pterodactyl soars in with their debut release. Think contemporary noise rock meets early Modest Mouse.

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