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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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3 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Kate Havnevik: Melankton

Norway's Havnevik has a distinctive, breathy vocal style that makes each track instantly recognizable as a Kate song.

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Glenn Jones: Against Which the Sea Continually Beats

Solo guitar may sound simple, but in the hands of a thoughtful and sincere virtuoso who pours himself into the instrument, the possibilities are infinite.

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Love Me Destroyer: The Things Around Us Burn

If you were to put on an early album by Sum 41 and then listen to “Choked and Charmed”, the first song on this album by Love Me Destroyer, you would believe you were in some time warp.

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3 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Anat Fort: A Long Story

Comfortable shoes, good spicy Spanish wine, and brilliant jazz albums like this.

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Stars of the Lid: And Their Refinement of the Decline

Repetition mesmerizes us, lulls us, and yes, bores us when misused. Fortunately, with the long-awaited new album from SotL, repetition rests in very capable hands.

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Move.Meant: The Scope of Things

LA-based hip-hop crew's debut album tries to persuade us of the prevalence of injustice, oh so earnestly

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Rafter: Music for Total Chickens

Jumbling together elements of folk, psychedelic pop, electronica, jazz, and even bossa nova, Rafter's songs seem almost like tripped out ads for his unique brand of musical invention.

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2 Apr 2007 // 11:03 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 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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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