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Natalie MacMaster: Yours Truly

Cape Breton lass does the island proud yet again with an record that keeps her string of quality fiddle efforts going as smoothly as her playing.

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Under the Influence of Giants: Under the Influence of Giants

Their debut is so derivative that the overall effect is little more substantial than gossamer.

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8 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Club dElf: Now I Understand

Now I Understand is a hybridization of the night musics one might find club-hoppin' downtown: jazz, funk, drum n' bass, some dub and turntables.

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Tiny Dancers: Lions And Tigers And Lions

Country-flecked psychedelic pop anthems from Yorkshire.

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Die Princess Die: Lions Eat Lions

If listeners let go of their expectations and embrace the band's blistering sonic assault, they will find the album to be cathartic and strangely catchy.

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Goat: Twisted Heart

Goat is just a generic, okay voice, drained of every last drop of personality, and it fits the clean, flawless music perfectly.

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P.O.D.: Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years

The Southtown boys go in blind for their first greatest hits compilation.

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Pete Zimmer Quintet with George Garzone: Judgment

A festival of an idea, a not always sufficiently acknowledged tenor saxophone master in collaboration with a brilliant young drummer and his outstanding band.

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The Residents: The Residents Present The River of Crime Episodes 1 - 5

Always on the cutting edge of the cultural hub, The Residents has returned to one of entertainments oldest formats -- the radio drama -- for their latest exercise in oddness.

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Selda Bağcan: Selda

If you're a fan of Turkish 1970s psychedelic music, then 2006 was a good year.

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Strays: Le Futur Noir

Disappointing and derivative riot-rock from the son of the late, great Steve Marriott.

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The Bird and the Bee: The Bird and the Bee

One of these songs might be your next "Fidelity" or "True Affection" -- here comes the Bird and the Bee.

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Giddy Motors: Do Easy

Middle of the road hard rock has its ups and downs, but its share of fun along the way.

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Burial: Burial

Not just for British underground dance enthusiasts, Burial's album brings dubstep to a wider audience using the tried and true combination of melancholy and nostalgia -- and that bass.

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Boduf Songs: Lion Devours the Sun

In the follow-up to last year's highly regarded EP, home recorder Mat Sweet crafts minimalist acoustic reveries of whispered menace and unsettling grace.

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Julie Loyd: All That You Ask For

Although there is an aspect of dorm room naiveté to her lyrics, there are moments of honesty that are both genuine and revealing.

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4 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Fantasia: Fantasia

Fantasia has a voice capable of moving boulders, and even when she's singing sweet, you can feel the "church" pouring out of her.

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Doc & Merle Watson: Black Mountain Rag

Any reissue that recalls the telepathy of this father/son combination is monumentally worthwhile.

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4 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Various Artists: Paz e Futebol

Upon seeing the cover of the new compilation CD by Jazzanova, Paz e Futebol, listeners might assume that the album is just a ploy to

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Ron Sexsmith: Time Being

Ron Sexsmith is the songwriter everyone envies, but nobody wants to be. Time Being offers a perfect explanation.

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