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12 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Kartet: The Bay Window

European avant-chamber jazz of invention and clarity.

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12 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Jana Hunter: Theres No Home

Indie singer-songwriter Jana Hunter adds to the "Weird America" tradition on her mature second album.

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12 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Child Abuse: Child Abuse

Child Abuse, as confrontational in sound as in naming decision, creates vicious no-wave with further abrasion derived from metal and hardcore.

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12 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Carrie: Honey Blue Star

A quiet girl singing in broken English about her cat's love for milk and tuna fish.

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12 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Various Artists: Sunkissed

This neat label compilation showcases some of the best stuff coming out of the Norwegian electronic music scene.

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The Pipettes: Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me

We may not still be talking about the Pipettes come years' end, but when you next hear their harmonic strains you probably won’t mind

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11 Jun 2007 // 11:03 PM

Jonathan Wilson: Frankie Ray

An americana version of Nick Drake who likes spaghetti westerns.

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11 Jun 2007 // 11:02 PM

Ultra Nate: Grime Silk Thunder

Ultra Nate continues her long career as a dance music diva with Grime Silk Thunder, her first album in six years.

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Various Artists: Motown Remixed

This release unequivocally illustrates how the concept of remixing soul classics has hit a new low.

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11 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Race: Ice Station

Ice Station serves as a very rewarding point of intersection, creating a central crossing for three roads which have seen, and continue to welcome, adventuresome sojourn.

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My Morning Jacket: At Dawn and Tennessee Fire Demos Package

This collection of demos casts the spotlight on singer Jim James where, stripped of his solid band, he shows he can still shine as a songwriter.

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Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation

Sonic Youth's masterpiece finally gets the deluxe treatment.

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11 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees

Silk Degrees is signature '70s stuff: part sophisticated pre-punk pop, part disco, part singer-songwriter quirk.

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Plan B: Who Needs Actions When You Got Words

As a social document of a country riddled by inner city despair, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words is a resounding success -- as an album you will listen to again, Plan B falls some way short.

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11 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bloke: Tears of the Broken Warrior

Bloke arranges perfectly serviceable melodic drill'n'bass circa 1997, but brings absolutely nothing of his own to the table.

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Of God and Science: Of God and Science

Of God and Science juggles unusual chords and tricky arrangements, but the band should have focused on songwriting.

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Blitzen Trapper: Wild Mountain Nation

Wild Mountain Nation is a feast for name-droppers, lads, and the rest of us.

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10 Jun 2007 // 11:04 PM

Arve Henriksen: Strjon

A collection of beautiful and often engrossing instrumental compositions that hum with the places and feelings of the desolate environment of Henriksen's youth

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10 Jun 2007 // 11:03 PM

My Sister Klaus: Chateau Rouge

Chateau Rouge has the kind of underground attitude that leaves an album vibrating with its own buzzy kick, but here the buzz never consolidates itself in a climax.

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Stuart Robertson: World Figured Out

While themes of darkness are evident, each song is done in such a way as to bring some hope.

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