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4 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Camille: Le Fil

As far as pseudo-a cappella experimental pop albums go, Le Fil is undeniably excellent.

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Disco Biscuits: The Wind at Four to Fly

Lovers of "bisco" are in for a treat. However, if you are no "bisco" aficionado, then this will be a no no.

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Nick Lachey: What’s Left of Me

BoyBand Alum/Celebrity/Ex-husband/Hunk makes an album about not getting It anymore. Ouch!

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4 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Bent Fabric: Jukebox

It's not perfect, but when you find yourself dancing without even realizing it, it doesn't need to be.

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4 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

John Digweed: Transitions

The evolution of John Digweed continues.

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David Ford: I Sincerely Apologize For All The Trouble I’ve Caused

David Ford answers the hypothetical question: What would happen if Elvis Costello possessed James Taylor’s body?

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Celebrity: Mining For Twilight

Those only famous for being famous get People cover shots just for farting, it seems, while underrated groups like Celebrity pass under the radar screen unnoticed. But Mining for Twilight is too good to ignore.

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Etran Finatawa: Introducing Etran Finatawa

Two nomadic tribes from Saharan Africa join in hypnotic grooves and electrified caravan shuffles

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Miles Davis: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions

Four discs of the greatest American music there is. Feast.

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Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash: 16 Biggest Hits

16 Biggest Hits seems to trace the pair's evolution from passionate youngsters to a comfortable old couple.

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Johnny Cash: American V: A Hundred Highways

Cash walks into the sunset with a surprisingly gentle meditation on mortality.

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Baby Dayliner: Critics Pass Away

The sophomore album from Baby Dayliner is another mix of a crooner's voice complemented by some fine electro-synth pop a la Depeche Mode or New Order.

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Ashley Parker Angel: Soundtrack to Your Life

Angel's debut is fairly generic and unimpressive once you take a solid listen, which means that he hasn't learned much of a lesson since his O-Town days.

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Banco de Gaia: Farewell Ferengistan

Most bands don't become horrible overnight, just uninteresting over time, fading until you realize that you've missed a whole album and that you don't even really care.

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29 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

7L & Esoteric: A New Dope

Guess what? You can get dumb and still be dope. Wanna learn? There's a DJ and a rapper waiting to demonstrate.

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29 Jun 2006 // 3:00 PM

	Snow Patrol: Songs for Polarbears

Remember 1994? That was when alternative rock RULED the charts and the cash registers, man! Buzz Clips and Sub Pop bands on MTV, Blur and Oasis

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John Lee Hooker, Jr.: Cold As Ice

Hooker, Jr. has the voice and personality to take him places, but he doesn't seem to be interest in traveling.

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Various Artists: Harlan County USA: Songs of the Coal Miner’s Struggle

They have the plan, but we have the power.

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28 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Roger Sanchez: Come with Me

Sanchez returns with Come With Me -- but the car commercial soundtrack music, though more Latin-influenced this time, hasn't improved in quality.

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Scientific Lifestyle: Modern Sounds for the New Era

ScientificLifestyle may call it "rocktronica", but Modern Sounds for the New Era is unabashedly pop.

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