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21 Jan 2007 // 9:02 PM

aMute: The Seahorse Limbo

The comparisons with Fennesz go so far, as do those with Tim Hecker. But on his second album, Jerome Deuson (a.k.a aMute) expands

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The National Gallery: Performing Musical Interpretations Of The Paintings Of Paul Klee

Stay with me here, please. In 1968, Chuck Mangione and Roger Karshner are in Cleveland. There they decide to give “musical interpretations” to the paintings of

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Various Artists: The Kings of Techno - Compiled by Laurent Garnier and Carl Craig

Aretha Franklin, The Stooges and Alice Coltrane, all on the shelves of record stores' techno section, as Craig and Garnier deliver a playground that makes you think.

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Trick Daddy: Back by Thug Demand

Although jam-packed with fun songs, I'm afraid we may have seen the best of ol' Trick Daddy Dollars.

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Favourite Sons: Down Beside Your Beaut

New New York band Favourite Sons traffics in rock-n-roll cliche but still shows promise on their debut record

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Gordon Grdina / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian: Think Like The Waves

God-like genius or self-indulgent noodling? It can be such a fine line these days.

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Shooter Jennings and the .357s: Live at Irving Plaza 4. 18. 06

Shooter Jennings might have played his daddy, Waylon, in the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line, but when he steps out on stage fronting the .357's he is most definitely his own man, with an untamed independent voice that rocks, country-style.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Griddle: Klimty Favela

Griddle’s third album, Klimty Favela is exactly what one might expect from an album that comes with a comic book—colorful, sprawling, and adventurous.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Clinic: Visitations

Though not quite as good as their first two CDs, Visitations is a strong and nicely varied album that finds Clinic back in the groove.

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Macromantics: Moments in Movement

Australia's answer to Lady Sovereign has a little way to go before reaching that exciting height.

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Scissors for Lefty: Scissors for Lefty EP

Despite widespread acclaim in the blogoshpere, this elusive San Francisco quintet has only been available through Rough Trade Records from outside the U.S. This

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:02 PM

Bunalim: Bunalim

So there you are, wondering which of the last 12 months’ Turkish 1970s re-releases you should lavish your hard-earned on. Edip Akbayram, for the paisley groaning?

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Hecker: Recordings for Rephlex

Certainly not to be confused with Tim Hecker and the scratchy, overdriven beauty of Harmony in Ultraviolet, this is the new album from Vienna noise

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Johnny Cash: Live from Austin, TX

There's never been a better time to cash in on Cash. That's not meant as a cynical statement, but as an assertion of a cold, hard fact.

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The Shins: Wincing the Night Away

Can't sleep? The Shins know how you feel. They're probably the reason why.

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The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project: Simpatico

A jazz-Latin all-star group uniting mentor and student surges and glistens.

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Melvins: A Senile Animal

It is almost too much to ask for, but King Buzzo is actually getting better with age, and on A Senile Animal he continues to refine and define a sound that is his alone.

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Made Out of Babies: Coward

Singer Julie Christmas is a revelation on Made Out of Babies' second album.

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Eliot Morris: Whats Mine is Yours

When the cover of a major label debut album makes your prize artist look like a statue, some marketing guy needs to get his hand slapped.

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The Paybacks: Love, Not Reason

It is somewhat refreshing to stumble across an album that is packed with straightforward, balls-to-the-wall rock and roll.

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