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29 Oct 2006 // 11:30 PM

Bola: Shapes

Context:  six years ago, IDM enthusiasts were perplexed and intrigued by an ultra-limited 300-copy triple vinyl release on Skam (original home of Boards of

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:15 PM

The Hawaiian reggae-rockers try to lighten the national mood. For the most part, they succeed.

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Goldfrapp: We Are Glitter

Goldfrapp and a host of collaborators take that white horse for another well-deserved go-round.

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The Slits: Revenge of the Killer Slits

With one killer track and their revenge served luke-warm, this new EP is a brief and mildly successful comeback for these pioneering women of post-punk dub.

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Diamonds in the Rough: Diamonds in the Rough

The Soundtrack of Our Lives are working on new material, so this will have to do until the next time that big teddy bear Ebbot,

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Sarah Vaughan: Send in the Clowns

The great jazz singer gets her entry in the Legacy "Signature Series", mostly pulled from later in her career.

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The Juggaknots: Use Your Confusion

Ten years later, 10 years older, but still as fresh as ever.

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Headman: On

German DJ invites over some friends, records some vocals, phones in some production.

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Whodini: Funky Beat: The Best of Whodini

How funky does a beat have to be before we call it a classic? Let's find out.

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Rainbow: Live in Munich 1977

At the core of the live set is Ritchie Blackmore, one of music's often overlooked guitar wizards, plying his trade and making it all look so easy.

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Various Artists: The Aaargh! Annual Year One

Canadian indie rock celebrates the DIY aesthetic, both visually and aurally.

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27 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Awesome Color: Awesome Color

It's aggressive, energetic music, but also rather one-dimensional, nowhere near as colorful as the name implies.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:45 AM

Superhopper: Party Killers

Short but incredibly sweet, this slice of rock leaves you wanting only for more.

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The Bamboo Kids: Feel Like Hell

Kicking punk garage follow-up from NYC's criminally underrated Bamboo Kids... this time with a political edge.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:15 AM

Over It: Step Outside Yourself

Despite some decent songwriting chops, too much of this California punk pop sounds bland.

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Pernice Brothers: Live a Little

Fifth studio album from Joe Pernice and co. brings back the strings, horns, and '70s sheen.

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Classified: Boy-Cott-In The Industry

On his tenth album, Classified targets the music industry, but not without a good reason.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ecstatic Sunshine: Freckle Wars

Frantic and riff-packed instrumental guitar album with ideas and challenges for the adventurous listener.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Breaks Co-Op: The Sound Inside

After a nine year break, Breaks Co-Op reform to release their new long player, The Sound Inside. With the recruitment of Andy Lovegrove on vocals, they have called the changes. Sadly though, it creates some mixed results.

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Jeremy Enigk: World Waits

Jeremy Enigk returns -- again -- with another fantastic album of highly evocative, soaring rock.

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