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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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21 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Panacea: Ink is My Drink

Ink is My Drink is hip-hop music for the background.

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21 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Gus Gus: Forever

Never has dancing been so uninviting of an idea.

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Christina Rosenvinge: Continental 62

Like many singer-songwriters, she has misgivings about love and partnerships.

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Joseph Israel: Gone Are the Days

For Israel, who is a practicing Rastafarian, social reform goes hand in hand with the worship of the Rastafarian messiah Jah.

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Im from Barcelona: Let Me Introduce My Friends

Despite the annoying twee-pop shtick, Let Me Introduce My Friends is a delightful album full of childhood imagery and infectious hooks.

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Complicated Shirt: Compromising Compositions

Complicated Shirt are a blending of post-rock and indie rock.

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21 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Bob Egan: The Glorious Decline

Bob Egan has played with Wilco and Blue Rodeo, which to most people are the distant cousins of the same musical landscapes.

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:03 PM

The Postmarks: The Postmarks

This wistful, indie chamber pop trio from Miami have been getting a good deal of early buzz.

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