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Dirty Looks: Dirty Looks/Turn It Up

Outside its own scope, this flash-in-the-pan reissue invites some broader rexamination of the post-punk years.

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5 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Various Artists: Ame… Mixing

With skillful mixes of pioneers, such as Coldcut, and to the more obscure, such as, Dutch wave band New Musik, the album isn’t for glow stick weekend superstars.

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5 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Greencards: Viridian

An appealing, largely acoustic-based sound likely to charm fans of artists as diverse as Norah Jones, Alison Krauss and Nickel Creek.

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Various Artists: Thisish Vol. I: Hosted by Large Professor

I'm not a music critic, but I play one on TV. And when I need a hot album to unwind to at the end of the day, I choose Thisish. Because this…is…the ish.

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The Bloody Hollies: Who to Trust, Who to Kill, Who to Love

The Bloody Hollies are a bass-less, blues-drenched riff monster fronted by a powerfully hoarse singer-guitarist, and they will turn your ears and limbs to jelly if you let them, which you should.

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Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons: Moon Bossa

Her voice is smoother than a tropical breeze. He's a master of the bass. Together, they are dynamic.

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4 Apr 2007 // 11:02 PM

Rankin Scroo: Godfada

The self-proclaimed founder and originator of "Jawaiian" music goes solo with Godfada, an album that not only reinforces Rankin' Scroo's image of himself as a pioneer but also serves to introduce audiences to "Urban Reggae".

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The Giant Skyflower Band: Blood of the Sunworm

This side project from a founding member of the Skygreen Leopards creates a hazy marijuana-fuelled atmosphere on their debut record.

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The Safes: Well, Well, Well

The O'Malley brothers, out of Chicago, crank out bad boy riffs and good time tunes. They've got one foot in garage, the other in sweetly addictive power pop.

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4 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Arthur Dodge: The Perfect Face

Dodge sounds like he’s been reared on Neil Young’s soft, thoughtful acoustic albums.

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4 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Fort Knox Five: Reminted

That Fort Knox Five can wrap so many sounds and styles into such a consistent, dancefloor-friendly package shows not only serious instrumental and production skills, but a remarkable consistency of vision.

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4 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Calla: Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers shows us a band who've grown exceedingly comfortable in their own style.

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4 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

The 69 Eyes: Angels

Finnish goth-metal group, the 69 Eyes further Americanize their sound and have a sleazy good time in the process on their latest release, Angels, a tribute to all that is Hollyweird.

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4 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Rwake: Voices of Omens

This third album by the Arkansas band is far too imposing to warrant the usual flippant Deliverance jokes.

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Idlewild: Make Another World

After some success and lots of hype that was never lived up to, the Scottish rockers give a promising start to Plan B of their career.

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3 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

The Trucks: The Trucks

The all-female, electro-punk quartet the Trucks don't want to "sit nice and be quiet" on their self-titled debut. Damn right!

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Samamidon: But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted

Sam Amidon, once of laid-back Brattleboro, VT and now of busy Brooklyn, has crafted a gentle, unobtrusive album of country folk.

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Naked: Lets Get Naked…and Start a Revolution

Naked: the Firehouse of the 21st century.

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3 Apr 2007 // 11:01 PM

Joy: Sailing Days

Sailing Days is an EP made specifically for listening while on a back porch with nothing to do.

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Dälek: Abandoned Language

Dälek's more minimal approach pays off hugely on their fourth album.

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