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Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad

The midyear 2007 rankings in Female Rhythm & Pop: 1. Beyoncé, 2. Rihanna... Wait. What? Rihanna?!

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Beastie Boys: The Mix-Up

Beastie Boys duct-tape their mouths shut and come up with a competent palette-cleanser-slash-chillout album.

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Voodoo Economics: Voodoo Economics

Promising debut from Philadelphia trio.

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Best of Atreyu

A ludicrous idea? Yes. A complete waste of time? Not at all.

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bang Gang: Something Wrong

More isolated, Scandinavian acoustic fare from the progressive pop savant.

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The Locust: New Erections

Still going after 12 years, San Diego's most provocative outfit offer their most ambitious record to date.

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24 Jun 2007 // 11:04 PM

Graham Haynes: Full Circle

It’s the balanced songs that connect with the ear; the rest is just agitation or foreplay, depending on the taste.

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24 Jun 2007 // 11:03 PM

Plants: Photosynthesis

Their odd, spooky-peaceful style of truly freaky new-folk music stretches out before our ears.

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24 Jun 2007 // 11:02 PM

Swati: Small Gods

Even at its most perplexing, Small Gods is a fascinating listen and marks Swati as an artist to keep in sight.

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Shape: Raised Near the Power Lines

Sick flows and ill production that'll be wicked with a little more direction.

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24 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger

This is some of Adams's most professional-sounding, accesssible and brightly rewarding stuff since Gold, the Ryan Adams Album For People Who Don't Have Time For All This Other Stuff.

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24 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Mark Ronson: Version

If Ronson is going to pander to an audience, he may as well be straightforward about it.

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24 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Gore Gore Girls: Get the Gore

A hybrid of Sonics-style garage-raunch and '60s girl-group sass, blending lacerating Gretch guitar workouts, infectious handclap rhythms and sweet 'n' sour harmonies to great effect.

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The Winter Sounds: Porcelain Empire

The arty pop-rock on this Athens quintet's debut holds up to a critical listen. The band's got promise.

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Various Artists: DukaDaGod Presents Dipset: More Than Music, Vol 2

Second installment in A&R/hypeman DukeDaGod’s Diplomats featuring mixtape series. Ya dig?

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Aesop Rock: All Day: Nike+ Original Run

Walk with me while I try to exercise to this mix for 45 minutes. Please?

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Andy Partridge and Peter Blegvad: Orpheus: The Lowdown

Andy Partridge and Peter Blegvad present a self-contained multimedia rumination on the Orpheus myth.

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24 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Cap Pas Cap: Not Not Is Fine

Cap Pas Cap is a quirky, angular band with a bit more of a mainstream touch

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Chris Bathgate: A Cork Tale Wake

Ann Arbor, Michigan's Chris Bathgate has the kind of distinctive, intimate voice that fans of acoustic indie-folk rock adore.

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21 Jun 2007 // 11:03 PM

Hakan Lidbo: Dunka Dunka

Experiments heavily with dark beats and tweaks disco lines.

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