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Rosemary Clooney: Come On-a My House

Far from perfect, Come On-a My House still showcases Clooney in her prime.

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Thunderegg: Open Book

Listeners who invest in Open Book can look forward to spending hours tracing the evolution of a unique artist and enjoying high quality independent music.

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Fujiya & Miyagi: Transparent Things

Though they're just pretending to be Japanese, Fujiya & Miyagi are serious about making lighthearted but memorable electro-twee.

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The Big Sleep: Son of the Tiger

From a tiny apartment in Brooklyn, the Big Sleep offers up thrills and danger worthy of noir.

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Alexander Tucker: Furrowed Brow

Furrowed Brow is as English—and as unsettling—as the ghost stories of M. R. James or the original Wicker Man movie. Coming from the

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Ludicra: Fex Urbis Lex Orbis

“The dregs of the city, the law of the earth,” reads the Latin title, quoting Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, an indication of just how

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Richard John Thompson: Illogical Life

Hey, I know what you’re thinking, and you’re wrong. It’s not Mr. Doom and Gloom from the Tomb, it’s some other

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Bobby Bare: A Bird Named Yesterday/Talk Me Some Sense

Bare possesses a rich, baritone voice that conveys an aura of authenticity. Both he and Johnny Cash embody the same kind of mythic national persona, as if they were true, timeless American native sons.

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Erin McKeown: Sing You Sinners

The post-folkie Judy Garland freak makes the now-obligatory standards album.

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Various Artrists: Pop Ambient 2007

Kompakt's annual electronic mood music primer remains as consistent as ever.

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Working for a Nuclear Free City: Working for a Nuclear Free City

Working for a Nuclear Free City debuts with an album of impressive scope, albeit not entirely flawless execution.

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The Society of Invisibles: The Society of Invisibles

The Society of Invisibles obviously wants to be shocking, but the biggest surprise on the group’s eponymous debut is its resemblance other rap projects.

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9 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Denison Witmer: Safe Away

While listening to a Denison Witmer album start-to-finish might be a bit taxing simply because he’s so low-key, his presence remains undeniable.

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9 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Loverboy: Get Lucky

This 25th anniversary reissue gives us another chance to revisit a gaudy '80s rock gem. As a man once said, everybody needs a second chance.

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Ben Rileys Monk Legacy Septet: Memories of T

Early Gil Evans-style little big band with a great drummer plays Thelonious Monk compositions.

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Dirty Faces: Get Right With God

The second installment in a scruff, poetic panorama of turn-of-the-century America, Get Right with God turns from Superamerican‘s hard-rock dissection of patriotism towards an

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Thumbtack Smoothie: Fall Back

Fall Back is a unique take on electronic beatmaking, and therefore heartily recommended to the adventurous.

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8 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Victory: Fuel to the Fire

Middling '80s metal band covers own songs, yielding middling results.

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Carly Simon: Into White

Into White serves the legacy of Carly Simon very well... it is a gift for the soul that holds up well beyond waking up from that afternoon nap.

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O.M.F.O.: We Are the Shepherds

O.M.F.O.’s merging of Eastern folk and Kraftwerkian dub on the Essay label is therefore only as surprising as, say, finding Osama bin Laden in his cave listening to Joe Meek.

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