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Venetian Snares: Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms

The new album seems to be part of the more playful Venetian Snares lineage, most comparable, perhaps, to the manic surreality of 2003's Chocolate Wheelchair.

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28 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Razorlight: Razorlight

For a record that displays such naked commercial ambitions, Razorlight is a startlingly unimaginative, bloated and anonymous listen.

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28 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Anne McCue: Koala Motel

Anne McCue's trying to shake her influences, but one keeps holding on.

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Spencer Dickinson: The Man Who Lives for Love

Uneven, over-the-top, and, at its best, irresistibly dirty blues funk from Jon Spencer and the North Mississippi All-Stars

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Guitar Shorty: We the People

Workin' Man's Blues that, well, works!

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The Byrds: There Is a Season

The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, psychedelic-rock, country-rock, and planted the seeds for alt-country. Finally, a box set as encompassing and stunning as their career.

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Emily Herring: My Tears Will Be Relieved

Mix of country styles is hard to pin down, but decidedly uneven.

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28 Sep 2006 // 7:00 AM

Crowdpleaser & St. Plomb: 2006

Swiss DJs Crowdpleaser and St. Plomb usher in the era of microtrance. 2006 is headphone techno for today.

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On his second release, Edgar Allen Floe talks a lot, but he doesn't really say anything.

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28 Sep 2006 // 3:00 AM

Persil is from Amsterdam and blends pop with various other effects, samples and loops. Getting off to a very good start with the bubble gum

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28 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

OSI: Free

The second abum by this supergroup falls short of being super.

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Aberdeen City: The Freezing Atlantic

Looking for something to compete with the Killers' Sam’s Town? This record might top that one quite easily.

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Miki Howard: Pillow Talk: Miki Sings The Classics

Merely average versions of songs that the music-listening public so readily identifies with other artists probably isn’t the best way to reintroduce Howard to the public.

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27 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Catfish Haven: Tell Me

Quick and dirty, Tell Me is a fine set of Motown-infused rock and roll.

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27 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

OOIOO: Taiga

It's exhausting, it's exhilarating, it's excellent.

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Los Lobos: The Town and the City

A record full of beauty and pain and fear and hope by five guys who know what the hell they're talking about.

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Black Stone Cherry: Black Stone Cherry

Once in a rare while, a new band takes familiar hard rock, and puts a fresh spin on it.

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Bobby Bare Jr.s Young Criminals Starvation League: The Longest Meow

Bare's newest release is comprised of 11 songs recorded with 11 friends in 11 hours. And though The Longest Meow is tagged as a release with the Young Criminals Starvation League, it's more of a return to the amped-up sound of his first band, Bare Jr.

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Los Lobos: The Town and the City

It's easy to take Los Lobos for granted; this album just might fix that.

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Eighteen Visions: Eighteen Visions

Servicable hard rock, Eighteen Visions doesn't bring anything of particular note to the mat.

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