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Hella: Theres No 666 in Outer Space

Despite the precise playing, despite the fact that there are vocals, and despite the presence of plenty of startlingly fresh moments, There's No 666 in Outer Space is surprisingly forgettable.

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25 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Brian Groder: Torque

A superior set of contemporary jazz, blazing straight out of the long and unruly heritage of left-field explorations.

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Jean-Claude Vannier: LEnfant Assassin des Mouches

A small miracle of 20th century progressive music from Serge Gainsbourg's most satisfying and challenging collborator.

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25 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Panda Bear: Person Pitch

Animal Collective's Noah Lennox returns for his third solo outing. The tunes are fantastic, but their thrill is not without limits.

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25 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Num9: The Glow-worms Resistance

I read the press kit and then listen to the CD and feel as if I'm missing something.

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22 Mar 2007 // 10:04 PM

Goldrush: The Heart Is the Place

Britain's Goldrush newest release unveils inspiring orchestrations and a whole lot of talent.

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22 Mar 2007 // 10:01 PM

The Black Watch: Tatterdemalion

If not for lack of quality, then simple lack of interest in the style.

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22 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Lordi: The Arockalypse

Europe's biggest success story of 2006 has set its sights on the unsuspecting North American audience. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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The Fratellis: Costello Music

This indie rock debut crackles from top to bottom with nervous energy, confident songwriting, and hopeless confusion over girls, girls, girls.

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Comsat Angels: My Minds Eye

Why didn't Comsat Angels, critically-adored post-punks, "make it"? Maybe because they tried to. Here, a second set of deluxe reissues includes a rarities compilation, plus the 1990s output that earned them back their cred.

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Moussu T e Lei Jovents: Forever Polida

No translation or travel guide is required to enjoy reggae/folk/rock troubadours Moussu T e Lei Jovents second release, Forever Polida, a multi-layered musical tribute to the city of Marseille.

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Emilie Simon: The Flower Book

Compiled from her first three albums, Emilie Simon's The Flower Book is an excellent introduction to the US marketplace.

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22 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Miguel Migs: Those Things

Miguel Migs has produced the first great electronica album of 2007, filled with consistently interesting music, yet firmly rooted on the dancefloor.

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22 Mar 2007 // 9:03 PM

Todd Carey: Watching Waiting

Carey’s pop rock comes off as being telegraphed a la Gavin DeGraw and Jason Mraz.

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Blake Miller: Together With Cats

Although the press release wants you to believe that Blake Miller falls in line with Devendra Banhart and Grizzly Bear, you’d be hard pressed not to find someone like Ralph Stanley deep in the mix.

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22 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Phil Angotti: East Side Soul

At times Phil Angotti can be a great power pop artist, but for the opening number on his new album he channels Bob Dylan for “East Side Soul #27”.

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Grand Champeen: Dial T for This

Grand Champeen does a nice job of maintaining excitement without ever letting themselves go over the top, resulting in some basic but strong rock 'n' roll.

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Shedding: What God Doesnt Bless, You Wont Love; What You Dont Love, The Child Wont Know

The artwork has more to say than the album contained within.

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21 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Low: Drums and Guns

Broken hymns, charred fight songs, and unsure anthems on Low's best since Things We Lost in the Fire

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The Infamous Stringdusters: Fork in the Road

There is enough image, daring, and melodic dazzle on Fork in the Road to justify the band's marketing as pacesetters and ambassadors for a flock of modern pickers and grinners.

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