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Roman Candle: The Wee Hours Revue

The Wee Hours Revue is a bright album, in the connotation of both intellect and luminescence. This is the debut of an experienced band that you should have heard years ago...

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Love Arcade: Love Arcade

This kid is out to prove there's more than one Jack White-type in Detroit who can do it all.

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Don and the Goodtimes: So Good

The 1960s garage legends went soft on their major-label debut, but the bonus tracks on this reissue help redeem it.

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The Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: Take One

Other compilers might provide us with overviews of famous names, but only a fan is going to put this much love into showcasing bands that would otherwise have been nothing but footnotes to the English-speaking world.

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The Everyothers: Pink Sticky Lies

Like every other garage band, indeed...

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Crestview Trust: Crestview Trust

The debut record from Toronto's Crestview Trust is one of those really obscure releases that only locals know about. Here's why it's worth the hassle it will take to get your hands on a copy.

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4 Aug 2006 // 7:00 AM

Jase Connection: Beathedz Vol.01

Unless you’re an established fan of Aussie hip-hop, the name Jase Connection may not ring a bell. He’s a member of Global Underground

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4 Aug 2006 // 6:30 AM

The Rewinds: The Rewinds

It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long way to go… oops, I mean it’s a long way from Alabama to

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Various Artists: Graciously, A Gulf Relief Compilation

Even if it didn’t benefit a good cause, Graciously, A Gulf Relief Compilation contains enough interesting nuggets to be a worthwhile purchase no matter

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Billy Martin & G. Calvin Weston: Live at Houston Hall

Live at Houston Hall is another recording from 2002, and pairs Martin with Lounge Lizards co-conspirator G. Calvin Weston for a celebration of the tenth anniversary

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Billy Martin: Solo Live Tonic 2002

Drummer and multimedia artist extraordinaire Billy Martin—most well-known as a member of non-trad jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood—has two newish drum releases

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Bricolages

The best we can say for this remix album is that the original material still sounds great.

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Primal Scream: Riot City Blues

Riot City Blues sounds like it's been made by a band on rock and roll autopilot. It's a record of pastiche pieces, without the sense of impending danger or collapse that makes truly great rock and roll so thrilling.

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4 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Shawnna: Block Music

Chicago, Illinois, emcee Shawnna strikes again. So can a sista with a couple of hit singles get some love?

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Butch Walker: The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Lets-Go-Out Tonites

This album is the real deal, the shit, a modern masterpiece, and I don't use those terms lightly. It rocks from beginning to end with an arched eyebrow and a steamy sexuality.

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Old 97s: Hit By a Train: The Best of Old 97s

As an introduction to Old 97's, Hit by a Train simply can't be beat.

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Harvey Lindo: Kid Gloves - A Modaji Long Player

Dominic Jacobson takes a swing at hip-hop and scores with this well-balanced, deeply enjoyable treat. So why did Kid Gloves spend 2005 as a Japan-only import?

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The Tango Saloon: The Tango Saloon

You'd expect the descriptor cinematic to be applicable here, and the term certainly fits. The album also evokes a majestic and wide-screened collision between jazz, experimental, and ethnic folk music.

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4 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brandtson: Hello, Control

At its core, it's a run-of-the-mill Brandtson record, but it's presented with such wide-eyed techno wonder you can't help but feel it creep into your skin a little more than it should.

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The Class of 98: Touch This and Die

As a music reviewer, it’s hard to avoid preconceptions about a band as much as one may try to remain objective.  The Class

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