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27 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Moloko: Catalogue

Given that only one of Moloko's four studio albums was even released in the States, US listeners have plenty of tunes to on which to catch up, and the catching up is a fun task indeed.

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27 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

John Doe: For The Best Of Us

Doe splits the difference between punk and roots on this 1998 EP re-issue.

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Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy: Adieu False Heart

Ronstadt and Savoy team on bayou-based set of songs. Highly recommended with a box of tissues by your side.

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27 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Fred Anderson: Timeless

"We gotta keep this music goin'!"

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Various Artists: Palace Lounge Presents Cafe D’Afrique

Let's not forget slow jazz is for elevators, or trying-too-hard- to-be-romantic restaurants -- not for those who take their medication nasally, on some sunny Mediterranean island

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26 Jul 2006 // 10:00 PM

Peaches: Impeach My Bush

Peaches adds politics to the sex talk on Impeach My Bush.

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Aleuchatistas: What You Will

Instrumental post-jazz-whatever rockers offer riffs and revolution.

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26 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pharrell: In My Mind

Pharrell has in the past few years endeavored to pitch himself as an average schmoe, a N*E*R*D, a guy just like you n' golly gosh me -- he goes far enough to include in the tray art a pint-size pixilated version of himself reporting: "Wealth is of the heart and mind, not of the pocket."

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Iran

A new Rough Guide opens a window on an unfamiliar culture and reveals rich musical traditions.

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Adam Green: Jacket Full of Danger

Adam Green wants to be your Elvis, your Paul Simon, your Jim Morrison, your Sammy Davis, Jr., and your Raffi, all at once.

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Dave Alvin: West of the West

Dave Alvin is like a history teacher with a guitar. But instead of penning his own history textbook, he's given us lessons through other people's words with this CD. If history was this entertaining back when I attended high school, I probably wouldn't have fallen asleep so often in class.

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Medeski, Martin & Wood: Note Bleu

MMW's jammy Blue Note years, collected, with the addition of several unreleased tracks and a DVD of the band live-in-grooveloving-concert

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26 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tapes ‘n Tapes: The Loon

Every little cog of this great piece of indie-rock machinery is, of course, some PR person's wet dream.

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New York Dolls: One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This

A band that is only one-third New York Dolls -- no matter how good their intentions -- still sounds like it.

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Robert Earl Keen: Live at the Ryman

Live at the Ryman captures Keen on a good night performing before an enthusiastic crowd. However, Keen's songs aren't necessarily improved when played before a live audience.

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25 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Terry Smith: Fall Out

Originally recorded in 1968, this is the first-ever CD release of a jazz solo album by the guitarist for the short-lived British rock/jazz band If.

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Boston: Boston / Don’t Look Back

Three decades after exploding on the pop-rock scene with Boston and Don't Look Back, Tom Scholz brings us his band's first two albums in remastered form.

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Quantic: An Announcement to Answer

Will Holland, a.k.a. Quantic, returns with a funky musical travelogue packed with the sounds of Africa and the Caribbean.

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Various Artists: Alligator Records 35X35

In 1971, US astronauts drove a Moon Rover along the lunar surface, Phillips introduced a crazy little thing called the VCR, and -- oh yeah -- Alligator Records released a Hound Dog Taylor LP, thus entering the blues music business.

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25 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Geka: Station

Eight fragile songs for sitting alone and staring out the window.

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