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Ying Yang Twins: Chemically Imbalanced

Terrible cover art and lyricism notwithstanding, Chemically Imbalanced ends up being much, much better than it has any right to be.

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Bill Kirchen: Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods

"The King of Dieselbilly" has returned from a five-year hiatus, delivering an eclectic mix of country-roots cuts that is as good a reason as any to kick up your heels and party.

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Junior Wells: Live at Theresas 1975

The intimate Junior Wells? His heyday, his home gig, and -- for serious blues guitar fans -- half a set of beautifully clear Philip Guy; and on the other half Muddy Waters' favorite, Sammy Lawhorn.

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The Earlies: The Enemy Chorus

There's a point on the Earlies’ sophomore album, The Enemy Chorus, when it stops being an album and transforms into an experience.

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Jon Oliva’s Pain: Maniacal Renderings

On his second solo record, the Savatage frontman shows signs of returning to the glory days.

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Sally Doherty & The Sumacs: Edge of Spring

Sally Doherty’s gift to the world is the lovely clarity of her voice. There’s no sign of strain when she sings, it’s

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Circle II Circle: Burden of Truth

Listening to so much middling power metal in 2006, it comes as an enormous relief to finally hear from a band that knows how to do

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22 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Sparta: Threes

Sparta allows the "art" to return to the "rock," to decidedly mixed results.

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22 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Menomena: Friend and Foe

After a striking debut, Menomena return with a dumbed down follow up that fails to capitalize on their strengths.

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22 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Tom Brosseau: Grand Forks

Ten years later, Tom Brosseau pens an awe-inspiring tribute to the flood that devastated his home town of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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22 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

New Years Day: New Years Day

Getting the attention of Fall Out Boy’s label and Motion City Soundtrack never hurts in getting your name out. But fortunately the buzz about

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Bela Lakatos, and the Gypsy Youth Project: Introducing Bela Lakatos & The GYP

Folk revival, Gypsy style, dance rhythms, and young people raising old songs from Central European by-ways.

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22 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Loreena McKennitt: An Ancient Muse

Loreena McKennitt paints vivid pictures of love and adventure and ancient peoples.

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22 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

You Am I: Convicts

More ponce and thuggery from Australia's favorite alternative rock band that, though a welcome return from a band that looked on the outs, may not inspire a stampede of new fans.

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Suburban Kids with Biblical Names: #Three

Ecclectic DIY Swedish pop packed with great tunes and witty lyrics.

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Anthropia: The Ereyn Chronicles, Part I: The Journey of Beginnings

When a CD is accompanied by a booklet containing a lengthy, meticulously detailed story to serve as a mere introduction to the whopping, 68-minute album,

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:02 PM

aMute: The Seahorse Limbo

The comparisons with Fennesz go so far, as do those with Tim Hecker. But on his second album, Jerome Deuson (a.k.a aMute) expands

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The National Gallery: Performing Musical Interpretations Of The Paintings Of Paul Klee

Stay with me here, please. In 1968, Chuck Mangione and Roger Karshner are in Cleveland. There they decide to give “musical interpretations” to the paintings of

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Various Artists: The Kings of Techno - Compiled by Laurent Garnier and Carl Craig

Aretha Franklin, The Stooges and Alice Coltrane, all on the shelves of record stores' techno section, as Craig and Garnier deliver a playground that makes you think.

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Trick Daddy: Back by Thug Demand

Although jam-packed with fun songs, I'm afraid we may have seen the best of ol' Trick Daddy Dollars.

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