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2 Apr 2007 // 10:03 PM

Minmae: 835

835 pushes songwriter Sean Brooks' cheeky sense of humor farther to the front than it's ever been before.

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Treeball: I Dream of Eclectic Sheep

In the time it would take to watch a typical sitcom, you get something that may not change your life, but just might leave a smile on your face.

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Chris Garneau: Music For Tourists

Chris Garneau attempts to emulate Elliot Smith with a debut album of dreary piano pop.

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The Ditty Bops: Moon Over the Freeway

The Ditty Bops serve up a second helping of their sweetly anachronistic blend of old-time country and newfangled attitude.

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Kings of Leon: Because of the Times

Kings of Leon hits the mark then gets greedy.

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2 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Yoko Ono: Open Your Box

As successful as Yoko Ono's latest collaborative effort was, the companion remix set frustrates more than it entrances.

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Twilight Sad: Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters

Glasgow's Twilight Sad are neo-shoegazers who could maybe rock the Garden.

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Q-Burns Abstract Message: Agave Nectar, Vol. 1: Q Burns Abstract Message Mix

A solid house music mix, Agave Nectar Volume 1 needs a little sugar to liven its sound up.

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2 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Peter Elkas: Wall of Fire

Fans of Sexsmith would lap up most of these songs, especially the roots-y “Sweet Nancy”.

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Chris Knight: The Trailer Tapes

Chris Knight writes the sort of songs Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen would kill for; well worth investigating -- even if you won't know where to file his music once you locate it.

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John Lee Hooker: The Best of Friends

Hooker and friends play blues for the NPR set.

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Robert Pollard: Silverfish Trivia

Uncle Bob is back, err, still around with Silverfish Trivia, his new, mostly disposable mini-LP.

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1 Apr 2007 // 10:03 PM

Uncut: Modern Currencies

A forerunner to bands like Tokyo Police Club, Uncut weaves pretty songs like "Dark Horse" with a darker, indie-rock rhythm.

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Robbers on High Street: The Fatalist and Friends

This four-song teaser EP shows us there's still some life left in these guys.

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1 Apr 2007 // 10:01 PM

Valorie Miller: Folk Star

Folk Star serves as the perfect reminder that you can never underestimate the power of an original voice.

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Slavic Soul Party: Teknochek Collision

Accordions and brass instruments came out and everyone bounced robustly around.

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Robert Gomez: Brand New Towns

Move over, Midlake. The drowsy relationship rock of Robert Gomez is supposed to be the next big thing out of Denton, Texas.

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Redman: Red Gone Wild: Thee Album

The Funk Doc can still flip metaphors and similes with the greatest of ease, but has Red gone wild enough?

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Kaito: Hundred Million Love Years

Separated from the beats that give these tracks their backbone, the end result is unsurprisingly flabby, essentially invertebrate.

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1 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Post Industrial Boys: Trauma

This is the music of a brave new world, where emotion is eliminated and only structure remains.

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