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Various Artists: The Kings of Reggae

The influences here are diverse and insinuate that reggae is a collaborative effort.

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Dark Meat: Universal Indians

On Universal Indians, Dark Meat uses over 30 players to make an album that's dense, loud, chaotic, and one of the best hidden gems of 2006.

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6 May 2007 // 11:04 PM

Xbxrx: Wars

Riff, time change, riff, time change, three-second drum solo, time change, riffriffriffriffriff, end.

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6 May 2007 // 11:03 PM

Linda Draper: Keepsake

A cozy, charming, and cerebral set from a gifted storyteller.

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Rope, Inc.: Songs Of Love & War

A seamless collection of not-quite-electronica, rather abstract, ambient, and interesting songs.

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Emmure: Goodbye to the Gallows

...And hello to the slaughterhouse!

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6 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Björk: Volta

Martial beats, brass orchestrations, and eclectic collaborations are the key elements of Björk's sixth album of outré electronic pop.

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Dimmu Borgir: In Sorte Diaboli

Dimmu Borgir pulls out all the stops on its first album in four years, and results are devilishly good.

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No More Kings: No More Kings

This is the sort of music that MTV thrives upon: music driven by pop culture, and full of style rather than substance.

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The Clientele: God Save the Clientele

Nothing less, but little more than you would expect from this consonant British band

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6 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Mice Parade: Mice Parade

Mice Parade’s seventh album creates an interesting atmosphere throughout, but manages to sacrifice song craft in the process.

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6 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Rich Boy: Rich Boy

Southern rap is a curious musical beast, all about extravagance, dancing, and general wildin' out amongst a decrepit background.

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6 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Mel Davis: Its About Time!

The inlay notes that Mel Davis endorses Hammond B-3 organs; he likes playing a lot of notes on the keyboard. The opener/title track is

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Pablo Aslan: Buenos Aires Tango Standards

With his latest offering, Pablo Aslan makes an argument for a danceless tango music.

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Ral Partha Vogelbacher: Shrill Falcons

The San Francisco band have come into their own, abandoning tongue-in-cheek fantasy in favour of a more sombre and mature approach.

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3 May 2007 // 11:03 PM

Infidel: I, Oathbreaker

Greece's Infidel emerge with a respectable doom debut that suggests the only direction they'll go is up - oh, and the apocalypse is on the horizon!

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3 May 2007 // 11:02 PM

acid android: purification

Yukihiro Awaji is mostly known as yukihiro, the drummer for L’Arc-en-Ciel, the kick-ass Japanese band that has sold 30 million albums in its homeland. Last

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Various Artists: 14 Songs in 28 Days

The only thing more satisfying is knowing that there are hundreds -- nay, thousands -- more excellent and fantastic songs out there. Perhaps the next one will be yours.

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Barenaked Ladies: Barenaked Ladies Are Men

Barenaked Ladies Are Men, apparently.

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Avey Tare & Kria Brekkan: Pullhair Rubeye

A couple of kooks step forward with their debut release. They’re artists, they don’t look back. Pigeons beware!

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