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2 May 2007 // 11:02 PM

Jonny Virgo: Devils Brew

Bottom's up! A funny cocktail based on the woes of inebriation.

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The Voyces: Kissing Like Its Love

A very sweet, soft and fragile album in the best way possible.

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2 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Donts: Inner El Camino

Ranging from rock to pop to splashes of jazz and ambient, the group thrives on challenging the listener.

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2 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ra: Wxfdswxc

Ra successfully infuses his noisy, jittery compositions with a striking dose of actual funk and an occasionally bigbeat-esque level of rhythmic cohesion.

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Grave Digger: Liberty or Death

Just how many successful fourteenth albums can you name, anyway?

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Xiu Xiu: Remixed & Covered

Even in the hands of others, Xiu Xiu's music can still hurt so good.

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2 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Baby 81

BRMC gets back to its fuzzrock roots, but is that what we wanted?

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Tracey Thorn: Out of the Woods

Eight years after Everything but the Girl's last album, Thorn turns her domestic struggles into fine electronic/folk pop. Did Ewan Pearson produce your mom's record?

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Joan Armatrading: Into the Blues

While it's reassuring that Armatrading continues to write and record, it's doubtful that she'll earn any new fans strictly on the merits of this release.

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Jorma Kaukonen: Stars in My Crown

Old timers who remember Hot Tuna’s classic Quah will be overjoyed by the fact that Kaukonen’s still got it.

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Thomas Lunch: Diagrams Without Instructions

Is there really a song here about tator tots and robots? Yes. And about Leonard Nimoy. And Greta Garbo. But it's all so good.

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1 May 2007 // 11:04 PM

Noiseshaper: Real to Reel

On its third album, Real To Reel, Noiseshaper mixes and remixes material, both new and old. While Axel Hirn and Flo Fleischmann are skilled mix-masters,

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1 May 2007 // 11:03 PM

Cassette: Beautiful California

A 35-song effort that is 35 minutes in length results in something that is very odd, very short, and very interesting at times.

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1 May 2007 // 11:02 PM

Kilo: Kilo

Kilo's latest album is a largely quiet, humble masterpiece of misleading expectations.

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1 May 2007 // 11:01 PM

Optional 2: Moment of Truth

On its debut album, Moment of Truth, the Goucher College-based duo displays a wide musical palette, infectious energy, and a sense of humor.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Blue Oyster Cult: Spectres

To fully appreciate Blue Öyster Cult, you must view them in the context where they made their greatest mark.

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Patrick Wolf: The Magic Position

A bold, romantic album touched by a rare imagination and an indefinable magic -- pop music at its most deliriously inventive and exciting.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hilary Duff: Dignity

The Last of the Squeaky Clean Disney Divas forays into the world of electronic pop on her third studio album.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Sia: Lady Croissant

Furler bends her vowels to the point that her words become nigh-unintelligible, perhaps to make up for the fact that every single song in the live set is a lush, slow-to-mid-tempo affair.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Blonde Redhead: 23

Blonde Redhead’s latest strikes the difficult balance between avant pop and accessibility.

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