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Ben Rileys Monk Legacy Septet: Memories of T

Early Gil Evans-style little big band with a great drummer plays Thelonious Monk compositions.

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Dirty Faces: Get Right With God

The second installment in a scruff, poetic panorama of turn-of-the-century America, Get Right with God turns from Superamerican‘s hard-rock dissection of patriotism towards an

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Thumbtack Smoothie: Fall Back

Fall Back is a unique take on electronic beatmaking, and therefore heartily recommended to the adventurous.

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8 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Victory: Fuel to the Fire

Middling '80s metal band covers own songs, yielding middling results.

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Carly Simon: Into White

Into White serves the legacy of Carly Simon very well... it is a gift for the soul that holds up well beyond waking up from that afternoon nap.

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O.M.F.O.: We Are the Shepherds

O.M.F.O.’s merging of Eastern folk and Kraftwerkian dub on the Essay label is therefore only as surprising as, say, finding Osama bin Laden in his cave listening to Joe Meek.

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Lyrics Born: Overnight Encore

I would rather that Lyrics Born just knuckled down and gave us another studio album, for chrissake.

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The Smithereens: Meet the Smithereens

This fun and faithful tribute to Meet the Beatles marks the welcome return of the once-great Smithereens and a passionate ode to a nearly forgotten, seminal Fab Four LP.

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Beatnik Filmstars: Barking (A Collection of Oddities)

The self-proclaimed British version of Guided by Voices releases a 31-track compilation of rarities and abnormalities.

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Natalie MacMaster: Yours Truly

Cape Breton lass does the island proud yet again with an record that keeps her string of quality fiddle efforts going as smoothly as her playing.

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Under the Influence of Giants: Under the Influence of Giants

Their debut is so derivative that the overall effect is little more substantial than gossamer.

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8 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Club dElf: Now I Understand

Now I Understand is a hybridization of the night musics one might find club-hoppin' downtown: jazz, funk, drum n' bass, some dub and turntables.

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Tiny Dancers: Lions And Tigers And Lions

Country-flecked psychedelic pop anthems from Yorkshire.

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Die Princess Die: Lions Eat Lions

If listeners let go of their expectations and embrace the band's blistering sonic assault, they will find the album to be cathartic and strangely catchy.

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Goat: Twisted Heart

Goat is just a generic, okay voice, drained of every last drop of personality, and it fits the clean, flawless music perfectly.

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P.O.D.: Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years

The Southtown boys go in blind for their first greatest hits compilation.

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Pete Zimmer Quintet with George Garzone: Judgment

A festival of an idea, a not always sufficiently acknowledged tenor saxophone master in collaboration with a brilliant young drummer and his outstanding band.

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The Residents: The Residents Present The River of Crime Episodes 1 - 5

Always on the cutting edge of the cultural hub, The Residents has returned to one of entertainments oldest formats -- the radio drama -- for their latest exercise in oddness.

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Selda Bağcan: Selda

If you're a fan of Turkish 1970s psychedelic music, then 2006 was a good year.

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Strays: Le Futur Noir

Disappointing and derivative riot-rock from the son of the late, great Steve Marriott.

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