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Third World Love: Sketch of Tel Aviv

Starts brilliantly, ends brilliantly... major jazz talents sandwiching lighter-weight excitement.

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Brandon Pfeiffer: Nothing Short of Now

Mixing equal parts of rock and Americana, Brandon Pfeiffer’s six-song effort is pretty good. Falling somewhere along the lines of an indie rock version

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Lily Allen: Alright, Still

The UK's most famous MySpace member puts out her much-ballyhooed debut. Big Time, meet Lily. Lily, meet the Big Time.

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The Octopus Project and Black Moth Super Rainbow: The House of Apples and Eyeballs

The Octopus Project and Black Moth Super Rainbow don’t immediately seem like natural collaborators.  The former deal in thick, catchy post-rock instrumentals propelled

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The Television Personalities: My Dark Places Remixes

Dan Treacy and his Television Personalities made a welcome comeback in 2006 with My Dark Places, but how many people, really, have been waiting with bated

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Sven Väth: In the Mix: The Sound of the Seventh Season

Another entry in Sven Vath's long-running In the Mix series

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28 Jan 2007 // 8:01 PM

Birch Book: Fortune & Folly

When I was in junior high I remember flipping through my older sister’s high school yearbooks (especially at the seniors), every town’s stereotypical

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Bettie Serveert: Bare Stripped Naked

Dyk's pleasant vocals shine in this CD/DVD package.

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Shelby Lynne: The Definitive Collection

Lynne may have blown up too late to catch fame in the Great Female Singer-Songwriter boom of the mid-'90s, but her music is more adventurous than either Sheryl, Alanis or Fiona.

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The Good, the Bad & the Queen: The Good, the Bad & the Queen

Damon Albarn's new project crackles with life and melody throughout. It might be as grubby and mysterious as the London it evokes, but it's also as animated and vibrant as the streets around Portobello Market it comes from.

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28 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Tahiti 80: Fosbury

Parisian retro-pop: a little disco, a little Bacharach, a dash of '60s bubblegum melodicism -- a lot of fey contrivance.

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28 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Mamadou Diabate: Heritage

Second album of virtuosic fusions of African and American song forms from this Malian native.

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Saliva: Blood Stained Love Story

Obvious feeling redeems a thoroughly cliched backdrop on Saliva's fifth album.

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28 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Alkaline Trio: Remains

Alkaline Trio serves up a collection of b-sides, rarities and live tracks, converting new fans and giving old stalwarts something to recharge their batteries.

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The Trolleyvox: Present the Karaoke Meltdowns

The Trolleyvox, a band of Philly mainstays now three albums into their power pop run, cut achingly sweet power pop with muscle and intelligence. They

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25 Jan 2007 // 8:02 PM

Paleo: Paleos Song Diary

If your MP3 player needs padding, you can’t do better than take a stroll through indie songster Paleo’s website, and his project to

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25 Jan 2007 // 8:01 PM

Damn Arms: Patterns EP

Snap! Crakk!, now reincarnated and relocated (from Melbourne to Sydney) as Damn Arms, fits so easily into the Klaxons-led punk-dance scene you may suspect a

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25 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Stranglers: Suite XVI

The Stranglers have renewed their maverick approach, sounding as creative and enthused as ever before. Now 30 years into their recording history, the "Meninblack" are back.

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25 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Knife: The Knife

Early work from last year's Gothic synth sensation the Knife shows the potential and the weaknesses you'd expect from any debut-sophomore pairing.

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T. Raumschmiere: Random Noize Sessions Vol.1

It may be quieter in execution but is no less dangerous in temperament than previous Raumschmiere releases.

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