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12 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Ciara: Ciara: The Evolution

I want Ciara to succeed, because she seems to be a nice fun sexy pop star and we need more of those.

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Dave Matthews Band: The Best Of Whats Around Vol. 1

The perfect primer for the new fan, it also deserves to worm it's way into the collections of Dave's diehard fans.

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Brightboy: Love For The Streets

Brightboy aren't just a Killers wannabe band, though they stray in that direction.

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12 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Pinback: Nautical Antiques

Enter indie stalwarts Pinback. Enter rarities collection Nautical Antiques. Enter one of the finest additions to their catalog.

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12 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Cut Copy: Fabriclive 29

Cut Copy seem like the kind of DJs who are happy merely to play good records.

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Pete Townshend: Empty Glass

The highlight of the recent set of Townshend reissues -- and of the last 25 years of the man's career, for that matter.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:03 PM

WonderGround: Become Water

Languid lo-fi pop from some LA drifters.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:02 PM

Form of Rocket: Men

The guitarist of death-punk outfit Form of Rocket is named Peter Makowski.  There is a song at the end of the album titled “Peter

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Brighter: Out to Sea

A collection of b-sides and rarities from a band whose career was terribly underrated... as seems to still be the case.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Crash: Pony Ride

One of the best "Britpop" albums of the year, courtesy of a band from Finland.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Landon Pigg: LP

Landon Pigg’s debut album is not at all what I expected from this former kiddie-music singer (his credits include a pair of Ronald McDonald

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Converge: No Heroes

Yet another reminder of just how scarily talented this band is.

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Jim Jones: Hustlers P.O.M.E. (Product Of My Environment)

At its core, Dipset is about quantity over quality. When Jim Jones raps, it's more quantity than quality.

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Rediscover: Call Me When You Get This

At times, this is rather painful dance rock to listen to, going nowhere fast.

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Nils Petter Molvaer: Streamer / ER

Very nice trumpeter, tape loop conductor, virtuoso of "effects" and electronica, Norse lord of hypnotic realms.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Boom Pam: Boom Pam

Boom Pam has a way of taking old music and juicing it with new ingredients, finding a twist, an angle, that brings it to life and makes the audience forget that it's old.

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What Made Milwaukee Famous: Trying To Never Catch Up

Re-vamped reissue of the Austin band's self-produced debut is that indie album you've been dying to get excited about. What could've been an exercise in stylistic mimicry ends up as one of the year's best rock releases. Sweet!

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Some Action: The Band That Sucked the Life Out of Rock n Roll and Killed Itself in the Process

NYC punk rockers want to be your Joey Ramone... but fare best when they take things down a notch.

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The Inner Banks: The Inner Banks

The Inner Banks have crafted a gorgeous, warm, gently winding debut worth returning to again and again.

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10 Dec 2006 // 9:01 PM

Phonophani: Phonophani

After receiving a limited edition release in 1998, the self-titled album by Phonophani eventually became one of the most critically acclaimed electronic records ever to come

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