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14 Dec 2006 // 9:02 PM

Stephan Crump: Rosetta

Not loud, not simple, not rebarbative, not monotonous, not short on linear, harmonic or textural imagination.

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:01 PM

Paolo Nutini: Live Sessions

To look at the impossibly cute nineteen year old singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini, you’d think he would sound like a choirboy. Instead, his voice is

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Družina: Tragare

Družina, one of the biggest bands in Slovakia, takes Slovak folk songs and updates them for our times using modern instruments and approaches, while still respecting their roots.

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Beatles: Love

The companion piece to the Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, George and Giles Martin's remix project affirms newfound thematic correlations within the Beatles' catalog.

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Andy Fairweather Low: Sweet Soulful Music

Low returns from the 1960s to make lovely pop music.

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The Heart Attacks: Hellbound and Heartless

While bands such as the Darkness and Wolfmother are cashing in on the neo-glam resurgence, Hellcat found a bunch of childish pseudo-criminals from Atlanta to continue this ill-fated trend.

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Parkway Drive: Killing With a Smile

Please, we have too many bad metalcore bands in America to have to deal with Australian ones, too.

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James Hunter: ...Believe What I Say

James Hunter fell under our noses earlier this year with his impressive old school R&B debut album. But wait! His debut album was in 1996?!? I must get with the program.

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Sally Nyolo and the Original Bands of Yaoundé: Studio Cameroon

Some of these musicians seem to be the equivalent of those local groups that play at the pub down the road.

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Nels Cline: New Monastery

Underground PoMo avant shenanigans put an extra shine on some timeless left-field jazz classics.

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Steve Earle: The Definitive Collection: 1983-1987

Summarizing Steve Earle’s amazing career in one disc just isn't possible, but you can't go wrong with any compilation of the master.

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Lewis & Clarke: Live On WPRB

There’s a new digital turntable console out there that will read your vinyl records with perfect exactitude, as well as set you back about 15

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13 Dec 2006 // 9:03 PM

Manowar: The Sons of Odin

Killing with power, again and again...

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13 Dec 2006 // 9:02 PM

Roses Pawn Shop: The Arsonist

Rose's Pawn Shop successfully push a bluegrass/old-timey sound onto the bar band stage with the quite fine The Arsonist.

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This Moment in Black History: It Takes a Nation of Assholes to Hold Us Back

TMIBH succeed at making the old-school sound new again, without deviating too much from the original formula.

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Gwen Stefani: The Sweet Escape

Love. Angel. Music. Baby, Part Two: Yodel-lay, yodel-lay, yodel-low!

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13 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Pit Er Pat: Pyramids

How to write a hack review of a good album in three easy steps! Just in time for the holidays!

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Various Artists: Science Faction: Grime

BBS has done a great service to those of us who care about such things by inaugurating a brand new mix series devoted to the world of underground sound.

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The Electroluvs: Bubblewrapped

The synthpop on the Electroluvs' Bubblewrapped has more clicks and twirps than a game of Pac-Man, but no less fun.

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13 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Rose Hill Drive: Rose Hill Drive

Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.  Having listened to the promo EP from Rose Hill Drive earlier in the year, the band

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