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Poison: Look What the Cat Dragged In / Open Up and Say… Ahh / Flesh and Blood

Sweet Georgia Brown, just drink in these mug shots on the cover of the '20th anniversary' reissue of the band’s debut, 'Look What the Cat Dragged In'. According to this photo, it dragged in four whores. Lady whores. Chick harlots. Puckered-up girly men. Irrationally Mascara'ed sissy-britches-es.

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25 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Akron/Family: Meek Warrior

Underground folk's least dysfunctional Family finds another way to one-up itself.

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Emmanuel Santarromana: Fab4Ever

Sometimes radical departures can produce startling results -- who would have thought that recasting a Nine Inch Nails staple as a country ballad would have been so effective? -- but sometimes they are just startling.

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Alien Ant Farm: Up in the Attic

Up in the Attic is the sound of a band losing its identity in the transition from silly jokers to serious artists.

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25 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Garth Reeves: Nothing But Time

New addition to rootsy solo singer-songwriters out of Seattle isn't a standout, but he's welcome company nonetheless.

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25 Sep 2006 // 7:00 AM

Brothermandude: Brothermandude

The band definitely has substance, especially on the mid-tempo "Living High" that sounds like John Mayer or Dave Matthews with a chip on his shoulder.

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Basic Vocab: The General Dynamic

Three brothers from Miami ditch crunk, haul that golden-age boom-bap to the present and wind up with a solid debut album.

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25 Sep 2006 // 3:00 AM

Sleepthief: The Dawnseeker

If you've heard Delerium, Conjure One, or even Enigma, you've heard this.

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25 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Delta Nove: The Future Is When

Don’t expect Delta Nove to describe their sound. They won’t and you would have a hard time telling anyone what it is, aside

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Bob Marley & The Wailers: Everythings Gonna Be Alright

A not-too-bad companion piece to Legend, from the people who brought you the Caramel Macchiato.

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Jay Bennett: The Magnificent Defeat

The Magificent Defeat approaches the former more often than it does the latter.

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24 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

My Morning Jacket: Okonokos

My Morning Jacket, taking their high-powered live show into your home and setting it ablaze.

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Jason Moran: Artist in Residence

A jazz pianist of steel steers his music through the dangerous web of official arts organizations, encountering plenty of Kryptonite, yet emerges unscathed -- the globe still safe for improvisation.

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24 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Bronx: The Bronx

Though there's an increased presence of more melodic, straight-ahead rock on the second Bronx self-titled, the heavy punk group manages to retain a sense of independence

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Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection

The only reason yet another Steely Dan collection is tolerable is because they earned this excess.

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24 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Skye: Mind How You Go

The former voice of Morcheeba has a hip solo debut. You might care, but you probably don't (and you really don't need to).

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Philip E. Karnats: Pleasesuite

Two great songs jump out of an entertaining but inconsistent solo effort by ex-Tripping Daisy contributor.

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24 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Leichtmetall: Wir Sind Blumen

It's too fey and reticent for pop, and too hooky to be simply atmospheric.

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On the Last Day: Meaning in the Static

Comb-overs: check. Eyeliner: check. Songs...songs? Anyone? Hello?

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Thee Emergency: Can You Dig It?

Blue-collar, girl-fronted rock and roll band from Seattle talks a tough game but secretly -- or at least in the hidden track -- has a thing for gospel blues.

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