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Bruce Cockburn: Life Short Call Now

The good and great songs easily overpower the middleweights, making for a very strong Bruce Cockburn album that even his casual fans will want to pick up.

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Kyoto Jazz Massive: 10th Anniversary

On this exceptional two-disc compilation, an all-star cast of DJs and producers pays tribute to an acid jazz giant and provides an ideal introduction to the sophisticated world of broken beat music.

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The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower: INRI EP

A new EP/single from the Plot offers only meager attractions.

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Leafcutter John: The Forest and The Sea

Who would have guesed it? It turns out Leafcutter John is a genius.

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31 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Billy Joel: 12 Gardens Live

I know, another Billy Joel compilation? Live, even? Yes, but standing on its own, 12 Gardens Live is actually a very good listen.

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Various Artists: Green & Blue: Loco Dice & Ricardo Villalobos In The Mix

If you can't make it to the Waldschwimmbad Obertshausen in September for this year's Green & Blue festival, listening to this disc may be the next best thing.

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30 Aug 2006 // 8:00 AM

Isan: Plans Drawn in Pencil

Glitch soldiers on in this soundtrack to slumberland.

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30 Aug 2006 // 6:00 AM

Luca: Sick of Love

Accomplished and storied in the studio, when it comes to his own work, Nick Luca leaves a lot to be desired.

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30 Aug 2006 // 4:00 AM

Red Animal War: Seven Year War

As a chronicle of Red Animal War's development, Seven Year Warillustrates how far the band has come, and how sharp its songwriting has grown.

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Various Artists: Voyces United For UNHCR

Benefit album to aid the UN Refugee Agency goes slightly awry...

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30 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

Outkast: Idlewild

It would appear as if the Dynamic Duo have bitten off more than they can chew, because the results are, while brilliant in places, overall astonishingly mediocre.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trace Adkins: Dangerous Man

A big man with a big hat, a likeably warm baritone, and a fine ear for a crowd-pleasing song, Trace Adkins is one of those country types you could end up enjoying despite yourself.

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The Pearls & The Velours: The Pearls vs. The Velours

Back in the day, doo-wop was all the rage. Meet two of the groups that kept the airwaves hoppin'. You might even blast them in your stereo.

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Nina Gordon: Bleeding Heart Graffiti

Has it really been six years?

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lambchop: Damaged

Lambchop have long been one of America's greatest bands, and Damaged is their greatest achievement.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Umbrellas: Illuminaire

Perfect for rainy, Sunday late afternoon solitary walks.

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance

If Count Basie had been a Zappa fan, he might have made this album. He wasn't, so Ed Palermo's done it instead.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Steve Lawler: Viva

If you didn't like prog house back in 2002, you probably won't like it any better in 2006.

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The Slow Signal Fade: Steady

The Slow Signal Fade taps Steve Albini for an all-or-nothing stab at the coveted next level.

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Dubblestandart: Are You Experienced

Two CDs, loads of guests, cool remixes, enhanced video content, and plenty of dub. What could be better?

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