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Bedroom Walls: All Good Dreamers Pass This Way

On their second album, the members of Bedroom Walls hone their dreamy indie pop and deliver a bittersweet meditation on youth and heartache.

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18 Aug 2006 // 8:00 AM

Justice: Waters Of Nazareth

‘Heavy metal disco’ may be a label that causes switch-off but wait a minute, this is the same Justice from Justice vs. Simian’s “Never

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Russian Spy Camera: You Are a Vulture

This Athens, Georgia, group is the idea of Ryan White and his growing plethora of songs. As a result of this proflific streak, White has

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RobinElla: Solace for the Lonely

You don’t have to be lonely to gain solace from this album. It is enveloping, it’s baby bathwater warm, sun on your cheek,

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18 Aug 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Kickbacks: Motel Stars

Having opened for artists like Tim Easton, Robbie Fulks and Slobberbone, The Kickbacks know what Americana is all about. And they excel in that realm

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The Grates: Gravity Wont Get You High

Singer Patience Hodgson seems to spend as much time in the air as on the stage. It's a good image for the enthusiasm and energy of her band.

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Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Stranger Things

Stranger Things will not gather dust on your CD shelf or be consigned to the trash bin on your desktop.

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18 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Editors: Rarities

Editors try to keep the momentum up here, by repackaging a few B-sides and a track off the two-disc British limited edition version of their

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18 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jason Kao Hwang: Edge

A quartet playing jazz/new music generates fiddle-fueled propulsion.

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18 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Caribou: Up In Flames

In the same spirit of opportunism that springs from the best crisis management, Snaith has managed to turn unpleasant circumstances on their ear in the best way possible.

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Kaki King: ...Until We Felt Red

Acoustic guitar virtuoso breaks out with help from Tortoise's John McEntire.

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18 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gisli: How About That?

Idiosynchratic hip-hop/rock/R&B hybrid simultaneously follows in Beck's footsteps and tries to make his own way, with mixed results.

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Blöödhag: Hell Bent for Letters

Riding on a brilliant concept and passable musicianship, the pioneering edu-core band Blöödhag brandishes books and wields literary allusions in order to spread the glory of science fiction.

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Hoobastank: Every Man for Himself

It seems that until Hoobastank finally give in to their hidden adult-contemporary desires, they will be destined to languish in a morass of unoriginality.

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17 Aug 2006 // 8:00 AM

Snakes & Music: Isabelle

I hate records that you can instantly get a feel for and sink your teeth into; they often leave you disappointed at the end. And

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17 Aug 2006 // 6:00 AM

Root 70: Heaps Dub

On first tone, you’d think this was the Youngblood Brass Band. But the Root 70 jazz quartet’s sound grows much larger on Heaps Dub,

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Rose Hill Drive: Rose Hill Drive EP

There’s an inherent problem with out-of-high-school bands—and that’s maturity.  Sometimes the artist will arrive both musically and lyrically loaded on the

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Adam Gnade: Run Hide Retreat Surrender

“Singer” and “songwriter” Adam Gnade would like his “vocals” to be seen as resembling those of Lou Reed and the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn,

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Various Artists: Hello Radio: The Songs of They Might Be Giants

The rare tribute album that actually fulfills a legitimate need in terms of paying tribute to the artist in question.

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Aretha Franklin: Live at Fillmore West

Live at Fillmore West puts the exclamation point in "Queen of Soul!"

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