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Square: The Mike We Like Remixes

There are many of us who still enjoy listening to Michael Jackson. Unfortunately, this release doesn't accentuate what we like about his music.

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31 Oct 2006 // 8:00 PM

Diddy: Press Play

It’s definitely an enjoyable listen, although that’s due to hot beats and great collaborators as much (or even more) as it's due to Diddy himself.

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Spanky Wilson and the Quantic Soul Orchestra: Im Thankful

By working with a soul singer from the '60s, Will Holland has proved that musicians can be in with the new without being out with the old.

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Bernard Fanning: Tea & Sympathy

A straightforward set of folky, country-ish acoustic rock with Fanning's signature melodies, the disc baffles if only because you can't work out how it got lodged so firmly in your head.

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31 Oct 2006 // 8:00 PM

Luomo: Paper Tigers

Vladislav Delay, a.k.a. Luomo, must be coming up on 30, but he continues to appear cutting-edge with his heavy, fractured dub. All the fuss

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31 Oct 2006 // 8:00 PM

Tate Moore: Punk Poet

Just not hitting the target here.

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31 Oct 2006 // 8:00 PM

Alice Donut: Fuzz

After 20 years, Alice Donut still brings the good on the fresh and invigorating Fuzz.

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Luc Ferrari: Son Mémorisé

Second of three final albums by the recently deceased musique concrète pioneer includes field recorded collages from France, Italy, and Morocco (including the final "Presque Rien") and a stunning late abstract composition.

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Walter Trout: Full Circle

The musical scenes from Walter Trout's lengthy and distinguished blues guitarist/singer career, revisited with old associates. Not quietly.

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Michelle Anthony: frozenstarpalace

A solid and varied release from an emerging talent.

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:30 PM

DFA: Remixes: Chapter Two

These tracks seem only as long as the groove demands, but the groove demands long, long tracks.

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:15 PM

Guther: Sundet

Pleasant and charming, it's a winning style that seems timeless.

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Various Artists: Tiny Idols, Volume 2

Who knew decade-old, long-gone indie pop could sound so fresh?

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Golden Bear: Golden Bear

Although it's a bit rough around the edges, the self-titled debut from the Austin-based band Golden Bear should be a treat for fans of earnest, catchy, and melodic pop music.

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Willie Nelson: Songbird

My guess is that anyone familiar with Nelson's music can think of at least one song that makes that person cringe. There's none of those here.

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David & the Citizens: Until the Sadness Is Gone

When you drop something as joyous as power pop, you better have something good to fill in its place. Fortunately, for David & the Citizens, they have the perfect fill-in: music with heart.

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Dýrðin: Dýrðin

Are they a band to fall in love with? Only if you also love the toys that come out of vending machines -- no, not the cheap rubber balls and wobbly snakes, but the ones that have had some thought put into them.

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Papa Roach: The Paramour Sessions

This disc was obviously meant to be a batch of catchy, mature love songs from Papa Roach, but just some three minutes in, it all goes horribly wrong.

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My Brightest Diamond: Bring Me the Workhorse

Emotive, operatic debut from a sometime-Illinoisemaker.

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Natalie Walker: Urban Angel

From a maturing artist, an album that is at times both all-consuming and brilliant.

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