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30 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

Radio Moscow: Radio Moscow

Two dudes from Ames, Iowa have a psychedelic-garage-punk-blues-rock band.

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30 Apr 2007 // 11:03 PM

Sacha Perry: Not Brand X

Jazz standards -- a lesson in individuality when approaching classic material.

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Auto Interiors: Lets Agree to Deceive Our Best Friends

Let’s Agree to Deceive Our Best Friends may be the holy grail of power pop albums.

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Okkervil River: The Presidents Dead

Okkervil River provides a focused and complex pair of songs using unexpected colors and surprising tones.

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Coco Rosie: The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn

Pop, eating itself and then throwing up and eating itself again. Sounds great? Not when verve and a trash aesthetic are lacking.

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30 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Feist: The Reminder

Whether listeners take the plunge with Feist into her emotional depths is almost immaterial: The Reminder is an exceptional album that should be experienced solely on the merits its stunning musicality.

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Trap Them: Sleepwell Deconstructor

Can't wait for the new Pig Destroyer album? This one will tide you over nicely.

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30 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Fennesz: Endless Summer

Six years later, the original tracklist, full of gauzy guitars and bristling white noise, still holds up on its own merits -- and without the unneccessary bonus tracks.

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I Am Robot and Proud: The Catch / Spring Summer Autumn Winter

This re-release of a 2001 album shows a sort of Philip K. Dick shift on electronic music: the machines are emoting.

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Veda Hille: Return of the Kildeer

An album that lives up to a rich, highbrow, and solid expectations.

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30 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Jackson Jackson: The Fire Is on the Bird

The Cat Empire's Harry Angus records something good for a change.

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30 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Elizabeth Cook: Balls

Elizabeth Cook seems to have had everything going for her, except the dice.

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30 Apr 2007 // 10:59 PM

Ernie Halter: Congress Hotel

While he possesses enough chops to get these songs across, Ernie Halter has found a haven on MySpace with tour van cameras and live shows.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

No Luck Club: Prosperity 2.0

The best-laid plans of Vancouver, Canada's instrumental hip-hop trio are often triumphant.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:03 PM

The Attorneys: Stereocracy

With just guitar, bass and drums, how exactly are you meant to save rock 'n' roll?

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Temple of Brutality: Lethal Agenda

The collective members of Temple of Brutality give the band a very impressive pedigree, as it features former members of Megadeth, W.A.S.P.,

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:01 PM

Various Artists: Desert Roses 4

It's a compilation from the World Music Middle East rather than the wholly Middle Eastern Middle East.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tori Amos: American Doll Posse

American Doll Posse is a record that wants to know why we are at war, and what we are going to do to clean up our mess.

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Dale Watson: From the Cradle to the Grave

Believe me: when Dale Watson sings something, it stays sung.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Matthew Herbert: Score

Sadly, for the first time in memory a Herbert album adds up to far less than the sum of its parts.

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