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Hillstomp: The Woman That Ended the World

Quirky management of vocals, no bad idea for white bluesmen, accompanied by percussion and really topline guitar combining -- wow! – early John Lee Hooker and Fred McDowell. Interessante? Molto!

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11 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lacuna Coil: Karmacode

Nearly four years after their last album, the Italian band is ready for Stateside stardom.

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Dr. John: Right Place, Right Time:  Live at Tipitinas Mardi Gras 89

It seemed like only yesterday, New Orleans was loaded with music and vitality. Dr. John was a very large piece of the puzzle, and this musical snapshot easily explains why.

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11 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Clear Static: Clear Static

Although they don't appear to have anything new to say, they say it pretty well.

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The Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea

Bitter Tea is an uncontrolled outpouring of musical concepts in every way, the good ideas right along with the bad -- life.

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11 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Filastine: Burn It

Filastine's international approach to protest music makes us want to travel the world, but does it make us want to change it?

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The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

The Raconteurs are early on to this, which could be one of the emerging trends of 2006: the rebirth of rock in indie music.

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11 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Moov: The Arrivant Volume 1

They look like concept albums, they smell like concept albums, but in the end, the two volumes of The Arrivant are just another bunch of Tracks.

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Of Montreal: The Early Four Track Recordings

Series of reissues offers recent fans a chance to turn back the clock to Of Montreal's formative years and explore the progression out of the garage and into indie pop brilliance.

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11 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

Asha Bhosle: Love Supreme

Everybody needs a bosom to lean on. At 73 years of age, Asha sounds as supple and sylphlike as ever.

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Lansing-Dreiden: The Dividing Island

At what point does a piece of music turn from artful homage to unintentional parody?

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Lover Boy

It’s fun to take a trip down a nostalgic path that never existed in the first place.

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10 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Little Willies: The Little Willies

Restrained and polished, the Little Willies are the perfect example of a democracy that needs a dictator.

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10 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Concretes: In Colour

Although nostalgia is the album's overwhelming theme, if you're bewitched by The Concretes' backward-looking Technicolor pop, there's no need to feel like you've been duped.

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Sunset Rubdown: Shut Up I Am Dreaming

Spencer Krug steps out from under the shadow of Wolf Parade to shine a light on his more morose and introspective inclinations.

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Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands: Snake in the Radio

On his solo debut, Pickerel proves there is life after grunge -- and it's Americana!

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Stella Chiweshe: Double Check

Since the early '90s, Piranha has worked to establish Chiweshe's reputation as the world's premier player of the mbira ... Double Check thoroughly cements that reputation, and even augments it.

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Grandaddy: Just Like the Fambly Cat

What happened to the family cat? I guess that, after a frequently brilliant 14-year career, she realized she was running out of ideas and decided to slink away on her own terms. Cats are like that.

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Various Artists: Compost Black Label Series Vol. 1

LCD Soundsystem, Tiga, Q-Burns Abstract Message, and Ian Pooley all have the right idea: Thumbs up for this groovily eclectic comp from the previously vinyl-only collection.

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9 May 2006 // 11:00 PM

AFX: Chosen Lords

Aphex Twin proves that music can be memorable without hooks or readily identifiable melodies.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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