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30 Apr 2007 // 10:59 PM

Ernie Halter: Congress Hotel

While he possesses enough chops to get these songs across, Ernie Halter has found a haven on MySpace with tour van cameras and live shows.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

No Luck Club: Prosperity 2.0

The best-laid plans of Vancouver, Canada's instrumental hip-hop trio are often triumphant.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:03 PM

The Attorneys: Stereocracy

With just guitar, bass and drums, how exactly are you meant to save rock 'n' roll?

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Temple of Brutality: Lethal Agenda

The collective members of Temple of Brutality give the band a very impressive pedigree, as it features former members of Megadeth, W.A.S.P.,

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:01 PM

Various Artists: Desert Roses 4

It's a compilation from the World Music Middle East rather than the wholly Middle Eastern Middle East.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tori Amos: American Doll Posse

American Doll Posse is a record that wants to know why we are at war, and what we are going to do to clean up our mess.

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Dale Watson: From the Cradle to the Grave

Believe me: when Dale Watson sings something, it stays sung.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Matthew Herbert: Score

Sadly, for the first time in memory a Herbert album adds up to far less than the sum of its parts.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Sirens: More Is More

The Sirens are pure glam rock for the new millennium, but there is nothing to get your underpants in a twist over.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Germans: Cape Fear

Germans gain indie cred by way of a multi-faceted album and some '90s nostalgia.

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29 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

DJ Clue?: The Professional Part 3

After a six year hiatus, the mixtape innovator offers part 3 of his mixtape trilogy. But like the Back to the Future films, the first two attempts were much more worth the time.

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Frog Eyes: Tears of the Valedictorian

Reining in the madness, Frog Eyes sacrifice too much of their enigmatic tension for the sake of refinement.

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Blackfield: Blackfield II

Blackfield's melodies are gorgeous and enchanting as Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen collaborate once more to carefully manipulate time and space to their advantage.

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Watermelon Slim and the Workers: The Wheel Man

Veteran blues reviver, field hollers alternate with harmonica or slide guitar. Always real!

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Midnight Movies: Patient Eye / Golden Hair

There’s nothing wrong with exchanging sunshine boom for indie gloom, but as a teaser EP, collectors need only apply.

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Mic Harrison and The High Score: Push Me On Home

Push Me on Home represents a long overdue opportunity for a larger audience to recognize what those in and around the Knoxville, Tennessee music scene

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26 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

Ben Weaver: Paper Sky

Weaver shines on his rustic, assured fifth album.

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26 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

Terminal Sound System: Compressor

Terminal Sound System, the project of Australian artist Skye Klein, does a number on the sounds of drum 'n' bass and emerges as something closer to the skittish patterings of garage.

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Haunt: As Blue As Your Dying Eyes

Haunt’s Matthew Hebert is a firm believer in the power of songs, a conviction that garnered his former band, Ware River Club, increased attention

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Various Artists: A Tribute to Joni Mitchell

Björk, Elvis Costello, Sufjan Stevens, Prince and more pay tribute to Joni Mitchell.

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