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Marion Meadows: Dressed to Chill

Sax virtuoso continues to deliver a range of riches and cool jazz grooves.

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8 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Various Artists: Free the P

Consciousness rap goes international in a effort to spotlight the plight of Palestine.

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8 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Rebecca Hart: Crash & Strum

Sometimes funky, sometimes forumlaic, this female singer-songwriter reminds you of her forebears, but still manages the occasional item of interest.

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Everclear: Welcome to the Drama Club

People say Everclear is washed up. Reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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A Guy Called Gerald: Proto Acid: The Berlin Sessions

A Guy Called Gerald has been around long enough that it really doesn't matter whether or not his style is in fashion, because the sensibility he brings to the music is timeless.

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8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kelis: Kelis Was Here

Sometimes you have roll up your sleeves and go to battle for your favorite artists. Luckily, Kelis provides plenty of ammunition.

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Yusef Lateef: Eastern Sounds

An overlooked classic of exotic jazz gets the full RVG remaster treatment.

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8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lotterboys: Animalia

Animalia is good for a few nods of the head and a giggle or three, but its proud superficiality ultimately becomes its downfall.

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The Triffids: Born Sandy Devotional

On this brooding, evocative record from the mid-1980s, underappreciated Australian songwriter David McComb produced what's essentially a noir novel in song.

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Watermelon Slim and the Workers: Watermelon Slim and the Workers

Another gem of an album from one of the most exciting blues artists to come along in years.

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8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Los Abandoned: Mix Tape

Los Abandoned come up with chorus hooks that teach themselves to you like a natural instinct. I was singing along before the album had reached the end of the first song.

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Colette & DJ Heather: House of Om—Colette & DJ Heather

Om figures the only thing better than one hot female DJ is two hot female DJs -- and they're right.

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Josie Cotton: Movie Disaster Music

Return of one of the original new wave valley girls is intriguingly skewed, but slight.

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7 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

Nicki Jaine: Live

Cabaret vocalist mixes up sultry, surreal modernity with traditional numbers for great effect.

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The Holy Fire: In the Name of the World

As soon as they break free of past-worn territory, the Holy Fire just might become something great in their own right.

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Chris Stills: When the Pain Dies Down: Live in Paris

Singer-songwriter fare so light that it's weightless.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Audioslave: Revelations

A mere year and a half after Out of Exile, Audioslave tweaks the formula a bit, but manages nothing all that revelatory.

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All That Remains: The Fall of Ideals

The Massachusetts band comes along and injects the American metalcore with a dose of welcome energy.

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Boys Like Girls: Boys Like Girls

Something borrowed, nothing new.

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Steve Goodman: Live at the Earl of Old Town

Every song offers a reason to smile and sing along. He makes you want to brag to your friends about what a good deal you got, flirt boldly with a pretty person, and generally just goof around happily -- not an easy thing for a musician to do.

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