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31 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Rihanna: A Girl Like Me

The Bajan Princess of the dancehall can "break it up" like nobody's business. And when you can drop it like it's on fire, there's no need to cool it off.

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Feu Thérèse: Feu Thérèse

Hypnotic soundscapes, jump-cut with rock beats, from veterans of Fly Pan Am and the Shalabi Effect

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30 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Gigi: Gold & Wax

Gigi is a very talented singer with a rich and restless musical background, but Gold & Wax suffers a little too often from stale and heavy-handed arrangements that squelch the prodigious talents of both her and her sidemen.

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30 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom

Stop the presses! Mike Patton still knows how to sing like a (sort of) normal human being!

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Nino Moschella: Man of Many Hats

If you receive a demo that includes the banging of a broomstick, how good could the album really be? As it turns out, it can be extremely good. In fact, it could one of the year's best.

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Cherubs: Uncovered by Heartbeat

It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all.

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30 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Saves the Day: Sound the Alarm

Saves the Day have given their fans nothing exciting, innovative, or new.

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Kind of Like Spitting: The Thrill of the Hunt

The hunt may be short, but damn is it worthwhile.

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The Fever: In The City of Sleep

A shockingly entertaining and ambitious resurgence from what used to be just another NYC postpunk regurgitation.

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Dafnis Prieto: Absolute Quintet

Dafnis Prieto's Quintet is absolute because he composed it and the music together. Creative band!

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29 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ralph Towner: Time Line

Music to hear pins drop by.
 

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29 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Smoosh: Free to Stay

What if I don't like Free to Stay? What if I find the Smoosh sisters' dad on my doorstep with a baseball bat a couple days after this review runs?

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29 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Absentee: Schmotime

It's music for schmoes, and deep down we're all schmoes.

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Slo-Mo: My Buzz Comes Back

As relaxed and jammy as it was initially intended to be, the result is neutered by its blatant transparency

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29 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Blue October: Foiled

One-hit wonders from Texas give commerical success another go, and wind up with a dark and biting pop album that shatters any preconceptions that ever existed about them.

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29 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dieselboy: The Human Resource

America's top d&b DJ presents a compilation of pumped-up, scalpel-sharp tunes.

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29 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sophie Barker: Earthbound

It's a shame when moments of such beauty can be swallowed by albums that fall into the same old downtempo traps.

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Dub Syndicate: The Rasta Far I

If you've never heard anything by the Dub Syndicate, this will serve as a good primer. If you are a fan already, waiting patiently until summer 2007 for the new album, then this might sate your appetite until then.

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Quasi: When the Going Gets Dark

An album of political frustration and rage from the duo, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss.

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Charalambides: A Vintage Burden

Sparse, delicate and fragile: this serenely hushed free-folk offering contains more genuinely psychedelic moments than most of its overdriven, fuzz-drenched peers ever manage.

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