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21 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Isles: Perfumed Lands

These songs, though well executed and mostly rising above the influences that inform them, pass by without delivering much impact

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21 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ska Cubano: ¡Ay Caramba!

A sort of modern lounge album, ¡Ay Caramba! is a fun and very well performed melding of national styles that are similarly appealing and yet are comprised of very different ingredients. Combining the recipes works.

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Alias & Tarsier: Plane That Draws a White Line

Alias and Tarsier are so reverential toward each others' work that they spend far too much time staying out of each others' way.

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21 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Brett Dennen: So Much More

Dennen's second album is eloquently written and effortlessly beautiful.

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21 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

David Bixler: Call It a Good Deal

Jazz group takes accessible journey into new sounds.

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Shawn Glyde: Alternate Rhythm

Glyde attempts to recreate the jazz album backwards, and while the results are strong, it seems like a mere stunt.

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21 Sep 2006 // 7:00 AM

Donkeys: Donkeys

A San Diego foursome brings pop and country, blues and psyche into lazy focus on 10 killer cuts that are as demanding as you want them

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21 Sep 2006 // 5:00 AM

The Never: Antarctica

Antarctica is an impressive, artistic audio-visual multimedia experience...or something like that.

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21 Sep 2006 // 3:15 AM

Featuring former members of Antarctica and Christie Front Drive, the 101 has a garage sound emanating out of its polished power pop punk rock. “Dancing” is

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Various Artists: Doo-Wop Forever, Volume 2

Doo-Wop collections focuses on unknown acts and songs, most of which don't deserve to be forgotten.

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El Aviador Dro: Eléctrico!: The Best of Aviador Dro 1978 - 2006

Storied Spanish synth-pop techno band remains a mystery, despite this first US release.

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20 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Pete Yorn: Nightcrawler

A good album from a maturing artist of great talent.

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20 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lamb of God: Sacrament

The Virginia quintet continues to raise their middle finger to anyone and everyone, their congregation continuing to grow exponentially.

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20 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

John Mayer: Continuum

If that stinky “Wonderland” taste is still in your mouth, a dose of “Continuum” will go a long way towards knocking it right out.

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Chris Thile: How to Grow a Woman From the Ground

The Nickel Creek front man and mandolin marvel drops back for a relatively traditional bluegrass date, featuring other young hotshots and a couple of modern rock covers with a Kentucky tinge.

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Hello Stranger: Hello Stranger

A disappointing debut from another Californian 1980s revivalist troupe.

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The Zutons: Tired of Hanging Around

Influences like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and the Jam all congeal together in perfect proportions on this great sophomore release from Liverpool indie-rockers the Zutons.

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Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the

Campy sex jokes with a sunshine pop smile covering some twisted, possibly damned, souls.

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20 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Anne Ducros: PIANO, piano

A top French jazz vocalist strangles a string of the usual standards, with Chick Corea and Jacky Terrason aiding and abetting on some tracks

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Theater Fire: Everybody Has a Dark Side

Dallas traditionalists fuse country, folk, mariachi and the modern world in carefully crafted songs.

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