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26 Feb 2007 // 2:00 PM

	Miles Davis: Jazz at the Plaza

1958 was a pivotal year for Miles Davis. Already a firmly entrenched leader in the burgeoning jazz scene of the late ‘50s, by 1958 Davis began to

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	The Cars: self-titled

The Cars made a lot of great music in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but arguably the best they ever made is that on their eponymous

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26 Feb 2007 // 2:00 PM

	Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies

The world stopped turning when Alice Cooper rose to prominence in the early ‘70s. Taking somewhat of a cue from The Beatles, Cooper took rock

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26 Feb 2007 // 2:00 PM

	Rodney Crowell: Diamonds and Dirt

Up to the 1988 release of his fourth album, Diamonds and Dirt, singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell had enjoyed immense success in the country music scene but crucially,

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25 Feb 2007 // 8:05 PM

Kim Barlow: Champ

Singer-songwriter Kim Barlow’s latest album continues her strong collection with a gorgeous body of songs.

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25 Feb 2007 // 8:04 PM

Kendra Shank: A Spirit Free

Kendra Shank doesn’t sing Abbey Lincoln’s songs as much as Shank inhabits them.

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Azrael: Act III: Self + Act IV: Goat

Yes, kids, these dudes are cult, or kvlt if you prefer, right down to the typically grim (AKA "poorly lit") album cover and unreadable band logo.

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My Brightest Diamond: Disappear

My Brightest Diamond's iTunes-only Disappear EP functions as a holdover between her two albums.

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Good Shoes: The Photos on My Wall EP

Good Shoes' Britpop has the smacky, slapping rhythm of 1970s punk.

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Patty Griffin: Children Running Through

In the end, you have the usual excellent Patty Griffin record, but not for the usual reasons.

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25 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Trans Am: Sex Change

After the politically charged Liberation, Trans Am return with their ninth album of fused electronics and rock 'n' roll.

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25 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Dolorean: You Cant Win

Dolorean's latest began in a very dark place for Al James; this is the sound of him working his way out.

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Primordial Undermind: Loss of Affect

Eric Arn's long-running avant rock collective -- fellow travellers with Twisted Village's Kate and Wayne Rogers and the Charalambides crew -- spins ominous soundscapes and rock-spirited free jams in a series of live, improvised recordings from just before they left Austin for Austria.

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Walls of Jericho: With Devils Amongst Us All

The Detroit band's fiery third album breaks down some walls, and not just the metaphorical ones, either.

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The National Lights: The Dead Will Walk, Dear

Softly padding folk music from small-town America that, if only it was a touch better, could be described as haunting.

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San Saba County: Its Not the Fall That Hurts

Where Austin-based San Saba County's 2004 debut had its roots firmly planted in the alt-country soil of the Lone Star State, their follow-up proves to be a lot like the Texas desert.

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22 Feb 2007 // 8:02 PM

Contriva: Separate Chambers

All lightly strummed guitar, clear, airy organ notes, and an ambiance that manages to be sparse without ever feeling empty, the new effort from Berlin

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Various Artists: Afrikya Volume 1

This album was co-compiled by a chef and a DJ. The chef’s name is Marcus Samuelsson, and Afrikya Volume 1 is a companion to his

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The Early Years: The Early Years

British three-piece aspires to Eno-like experimentation but comes off as a weaker Stone Roses.

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22 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Jill Cunniff: City Beach

It's hard to resist comparing the Muzak-ization of Cunniff's music with the gentrification and Disney-fication of New York City itself.

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