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22 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Wax Tailor: Hope & Sorrow

So it is reluctance tempered only by relief, that what was once lost or hidden in trip-hop is now found in France.

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22 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Pam Tillis: Rhinestoned

Tillis was dropped from her major label contract, despite having a string of hit records in the '90s (including six number one singles), and hasn’t put out a new disc in five years. Well, she’s back.

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22 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Worms: Worms

Artcore punk comes up from the Portland underground with a new sound made by worms.

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Various Artists: Gypsy Groove

If you fancy yourself taking the road less traveled, the Gypsies have you beat by thousands of years. Putumayo's Gypsy Groove showcases the influence their music is having on the current European dance scene.

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22 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Palomar: All Things, Forests

All Things, Forests is a loud, punchy feast of power-pop anthems. And though it can feel like a long meal by the end of the album, it’s ultimately a tasty find.

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22 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hanson: The Walk

If you cast them off as a one-hit wonder after teenage girls mooned over “Mmmbop”, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

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21 May 2007 // 11:04 PM

Miracle Fortress: Five Roses

Mixing Sigur Rós' dramatic scope with Brian Wilson's summery melodies, Miracle Fortress' debut is a thing of rare beauty.

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21 May 2007 // 11:03 PM

The Shake: Kick It

With all they’ve got going for them, who wouldn’t want to kick it with The Shake?

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21 May 2007 // 11:02 PM

Jeff Lorber: He Had a Hat

Pleasant’s not an inapt word for this one, which does give some indication of how prettily and maybe even exquisitely Lorber can play piano,

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Various Artists: Late Night with Groove Junkies

Average mix album of funkified disco from the LA duo

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Various Artists: Zealous Records Presents Soul Sides, Volume Two: The Covers

Soul Sides helps connect the dots in ways no single record label could ever accomplish. Listen and you’ll get down and get funky in ways you may never have imagined.

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Jeff Buckley: So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley

For what listener is this intended? Ultimately, the motives behind this release don't matter too much when the music is so rich with emotion and power.

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21 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Motor: Unhuman

This is as far into the future as music goes, anything less would almost by definition seem a step backwards.

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Stars: Do You Trust Your Friends?

Stars take their breakthrough album Set Yourself on Fire and hand it over to their friends for hit-and-miss remix treatment.

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21 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Silverchair: Young Modern

Silverchair return with an album completely different than their older material, but pretty bad nevertheless.

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21 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Roddy Hart: Bookmarks

This remarkably self-assured debut album showcases Hart’s mature songwriting and well-crafted arrangements.

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Snowgoons: German Lugers

Germany's own four-member production team releases a hip-hop record featuring mundane production that seems wasted on such an impressive array of emcees.

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21 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Rara Avis: Shaktified EP 1

This guitarist and laptopper's download-only EP sounds dated and dippy.

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E-Dro: From My Hood to Your Hood

Which sounds more titillating -- politics or a lap dance? Well, I'd normally go with "lap dance" but, in this case, I'll take politics all day long.

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The Roadside Graves: No One Will Know Where Youve Been

The Roadside Graves's third album proves that you don't have to come from deep in the pines to play gut-wrenching folk 'n' country.

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