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Ben Watt: Buzzin Fly Volume 4

The annual report from Watt's ultrahip deep house imprint leans more electro, but still can't make the emotional connection it seeks.

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11 Jul 2007 // 11:04 PM

Hopewell: Beautiful Targets

Mercury Rev keyboardist Jason Russo has lots of wisdom to share with his new band. For example, life is like a tree.

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Twilight Revival: Twilight Revival

By dipping into the rich musical palette of 1980s college rock, the foursome add an enticing dimension to today's Americana sound.

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The Little Heroes: Cinematic Americana

While most would place it in the category of Americana, The Little Heroes have a highbrow pop feel throughout.

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11 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

The Huxtables: A Touch Of Wonder

Sitcom-sampling quartet's album falls a bit flat.

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Mark Stewart and The Maffia: Learning to Cope with Cowardice

This reissue of Pop Group frontman Mark Stewart's first solo prompts us to ask one question: Is the man insane?

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11 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bryan Ferry: Dylanesque

Dylanesque is the rare album that envisions Bob Dylan's songs in unfamiliar musical settings, and it does so without sacrificing the soul of the lyrics.

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Gogol Bordello: Super Taranta!

Super Taranta! is at heart, a riotous, utterly bonkers, brilliant party album from one of the world's greatest dance bands.

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11 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Fred Thomas: Sink Like a Symphony

Phil Spector-like maestro picks up a guitar and rambles.

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The Hedrons: One More Wont Kill Us

Luckily for us self-control is something the Hedrons, an all-girl pop-punk quartet from Glasgow, don't subscribe to.

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Kiko Navarro: Perceptions of Pacha

All the production skill in the world can't infuse music with feeling.

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The Electric Prunes: Release of an Oath

It took a village to raise the Electric Prunes to both its highest and lowest.

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Happy Music: The Best of the Blackbyrds

The Blackbyrds' failure on the smooth jazz unfortunately takes away from their legacy as a funk act.

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The Angelic Process: Weighing Souls with Sand

Bands like Jesu and Cult of Luna might be attracting the most attention with their distortion-drenched melodies, dubbed “metalgaze” by the perpetually pigeonholing music media,

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Kids On TV: Mixing Business With Pleasure

The gayest album this side of the Scissor Sisters; in this case, it's not a good thing.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:02 PM

Juba Dance: Orange

With touches of blues, jazz, hip-hop and experimental electronica, Juba Dance has created a genre of its own.

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Ferraby Lionheart: Ferraby Lionheart

If these six songs are any indication, Lionheart is one adorable name we're going to be hearing a lot more of.

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Grand National: A Drink and a Quick Decision

Positions Grand National as an important artistic force that is far from exhausting its seemingly bottomless wellspring of inspiration.

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Eastern Conference Champions: Eastern Conference Champions

This EP from Bucks County, Pennsylvania's Eastern Conference Champions leaves quite an impression and seems a harbinger of great things to come.

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tuatara: East of the Sun

Despite a few intriguing cuts featuring Sufi poet Coleman Barks, Tuatara's latest is unfortunately stale.

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