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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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The Grateful Dead: Live at the Cow Palace

It's authentic, outlaw, acid-fried, good times rock and roll and it might just be some of the most quintessentially American music anyone ever made.

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Various Artists: Om: Winter Sessions

Who knows what the title means. Justin Martin and Johnny Fiasco give two very different takes on progressive house -- one hot and one cold.

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Martha Scanlan: The West Was Burning

Martha Scanlan might soon be the one againt whom all the others are measured.

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22 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Tony Furtado: 13

Lucky 13? Not exactly ... Furtado's latest effort is decidely hit and miss.

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22 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Meshuggah: Nothing

On this revamped edition, Meshuggah destroys, erases, and improves upon an already great album.

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Oddly enough, Southern Comfort and The Fader have partnered to issue a series of limited 7-inches. The initial release feature’s M. Ward on the

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22 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Unexpect: In a Flesh Aquarium

The more and more ambitious that today’s progressive rock gets, the more bands tend to forget two key characteristics that made such ‘70s prog

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21 Feb 2007 // 8:03 PM

Tia Fuller: Healing Space

Now here's something to get excited about: a young flutist and saxophonist with a knack for enchanting compositions and a passion to inspire listeners.

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21 Feb 2007 // 8:03 PM

The Exploding Hearts: Shattered

A necessary, bittersweet compilation from the gone-too-soon power pop/punk kings of Portland.

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21 Feb 2007 // 8:02 PM

The Heights: Bad News

On this five-song EP, British band the Heights inject a blunt, beefed-up, American sensibility to the indie rock animal created by the Libertines and Arctic Monkeys. Too bad the band are a year or two behind the curve.

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Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers: Specialty Profiles

These 14 tracks Sam Cooke recorded as lead singer with the Soul Stirrers preceded the great tenor’s forays into the pop arena, but the bulk

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The Young Knives: Voices of Animals and Men

Attempting to break out across the pond, it's still up in the air whether or not The Young Knives will sink or swim.

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Bloc Party: A Weekend in the City

A Weekend in the City is the type of album made by bands that aren't quite sure where to go for their second statement to the world, after their first statement is received with almost universal acclaim.

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Mike Dillons Go-Go Jungle: Battery Milk

Despite evidence to the contrary, Mike Dillon is ready for prime time; he just might not realize it.

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21 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Mahogany: Connectivity!

If you thought that dream-pop was dead, or even sick, Mahogany do their hazy atmospheric best to keep the dream alive.

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Aqueduct: Or Give Me Death

It is pop, it is rock, it is modern, it is primitive, it is familiar, it is fresh, and all of these things at once!

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Toni Braxton: The Essential Toni Braxton

There is no excuse for the fact that The Essential Toni Braxton is the fourth hits compilation to come from Arista, Braxton’s first label and the company for which she released four of her five albums.

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