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Edwin McCain: Lost in America

Lost in America is Americana through a mid-'90s singer-songwriter filter, except a little less exciting.

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Pinetop Seven: Beneath Confederate Lake

Winter may be ending where you are, but sometimes you need to get in touch with your inner autumn. Let the Pinetop Seven help you.

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Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet: Samba Jazz in Black & White

A breezy samba-jazz date suggests the warmer days ahead.

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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: insen

A deceptively relaxing collaboration between a composer and a sound designer...

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Faris Nourallah: Near the Sun

Faris Nourallah hides a complex worldview in direct pop songs. Smile as you resolve those philosophical dilemmas.

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9 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

South Filthy: Crackin Up

If you admire blues and Budweiser more than booksmarts and would readily forgo lyrical prowess for rough and ready swagger... you might just classify Crackin' Up in the category of Great Works.

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9 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

MONO: You Are There

MONO catches up to its legendary live experience not via brute force, but through an exquisite display of melodic and dynamic subtlety.

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6 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Syn: Syndestructible

The pre-Yes group, featuring a member of Yes, return during a lull in Yes to create music that, yes, sounds somewhat like Yes if Yes weren't Yes anymore. Confused? Get in line.

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6 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Young People: All at Once

As much as I may like Young People, I really wanted to love them. An uninspiring new album makes that much more difficult.

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Paper Moon: Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day

Slow, dreamy, and reflective, Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day is perfect Sunday morning listening.

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Amandine: Leave Out the Sad Parts

Amandine's spare pop-folk sounds, gently accompanied by strings or muted brass or mellotron, are softly-observed, pretty pieces that can't for the life of them annoy.

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Jive 5: Collectors Gold Series

This is no jive: the true story of doo wop by a great vocal group that arrived late on the scene.

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Eagles of Death Metal: Death by Sexy

You know you'll feel like trash tomorrow, but you're going home with Death By Sexy anyway.

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Mr. E of RPS Fam: Diplomatic Affairs

Diplomatic Affairs is a mixed bag, but there's enough good stuff here to make it worth checking out. DipSet marks will like it special.

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Puerto Muerto: Songs of Muerto County

All horror film sounds tracks need not be horrifying or horrible.

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Black Ox Orkestar: Nisht Azoy

Black Ox Orkestar bring a darkly serious tone to the world of folk music.

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P:ano: Ghost Pirates Without Heads

P:ano makes us wonder if we should engage the unengaged.

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Cowboy Mouth: Voodoo Shoppe

Like a big ol' bowl of jambalaya from Mothers restaurant, Voodoo Shoppe is tasty and fulfilling. Cowboy Mouth prove that life never left Nawlins.

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Sugar Minott: The Roots Lover 1978-1983

A clean, tight repackaging of music that was previously impossible to find. The only problem with these CDs is that there's nothing to complain about.

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Dead Prez Presents M-1: Confidential

Dead Prez's M-1 has become the Sun Tzu of hip-hop with a blend of R&B, soul, politics, and activism that will get you dancing before you realize he's wiretapped your boom box.

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