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Darrell Scott: The Invisible Man

Scott remains defiant in the face of the uncaring world, wearing that Sisyphus mask with panache and style.

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17 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Stutter: Stutter

Glam-pop for the summertime 1980s retro-waver.

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17 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Bluebottle Kiss: Doubt Seeds

If you're ready to put in the effort to understand and really engage with this music, its depth can be rewarding indeed.

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17 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Various Artists: Panama!

Panama! doesn't have the feeling of infinite riches that compilations from larger countries such as Brazil sometimes achieve, but it's still a solid effort.

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Persephones Bees: Notes from the Underground

A sugared pop rock (the musical genre not the exploding candy) confection of a major label debut for a quirky band fronted by a beautiful voice.

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Kerosene Kondors: New American Standards

Rock-solid second outing for Northern California's finest all-purpose blues/country/folk/jug band.

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15 Sep 2006 // 5:00 AM

The Finals: Plan Your Getaway

If there's room for a straight-up rock band in this genrefied age, the Finals are a good choice for taking on that role.

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Metallic Falcons: Desert Doughnuts

Remember that Western movie with Sharon Stone as the gunslinger riding into the dusty desert town to blow things apart with lead and vengeance? Can

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15 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Manual: Bajamar

More great coastline tidal ambience from a man who's made it his stock in trade.

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15 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lady & Bird: Lady & Bird

Twee angst from a French-Icelandic duo manages to be just interesting enough to avoid saccharine over-indulgence.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

La Rocca: The Truth

Despite a variety of touchstones in both the UK and the US, this Irish band's debut full-length is a fully self-realized pop acheivement that begs for repeated listens.

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TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain

At the risk of courting tautology, it is evident now that TV on the Radio are and have always been TV on the Radio, with all the difficult, thorny, occasionally indulgent and frustrating impulses that such a statement implies.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Slumber Party: MUSIK

MUSIK slaps some happy juxtapositions on the flagpole, and I salute Slumber Party for them. It’s pick and mix time.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sublime: Sublime

Where were you when you heard that Bradley Nowell died?

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Blowfly: Punk Rock Party

To say merely that Blowfly sings dirty songs is an understatement akin to saying that Cypress Hill merely smokes a little bit of weed, or that DMX has a few traffic violations.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

John Coltrane: Soultrane

A pivotal, pristine moment in the history of jazz, of music, of the world.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Salif Keita: M’Bemba

On its own terms, M'Bemba has some good moments, but if it didn't have The Voice sending out its goosepimple power then I'd be more dismissive of it.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Deryl Dodd: Full Circle

Deryl Dodd's follow-up to Stronger Proof has just the right mix of roadhouse honky-tonkin' and country blues to get you tappin' your foot while cryin' in your beer.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Andy Stott’s debut, Merciless, opens quietly, building a minimal-aquatic aesthetic—warm synths, hi-hat and simple snare, strings in the background. This is minimal dub,

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14 Sep 2006 // 7:00 AM

Rasmus Møbius: Medicine Walk

Rasmus Møbius sets out on his own to create a pure album, unfettered by guest appearances, of his own brand of cut-up dub-hop.

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"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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