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Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash: 16 Biggest Hits

16 Biggest Hits seems to trace the pair's evolution from passionate youngsters to a comfortable old couple.

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Johnny Cash: American V: A Hundred Highways

Cash walks into the sunset with a surprisingly gentle meditation on mortality.

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Baby Dayliner: Critics Pass Away

The sophomore album from Baby Dayliner is another mix of a crooner's voice complemented by some fine electro-synth pop a la Depeche Mode or New Order.

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Ashley Parker Angel: Soundtrack to Your Life

Angel's debut is fairly generic and unimpressive once you take a solid listen, which means that he hasn't learned much of a lesson since his O-Town days.

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Banco de Gaia: Farewell Ferengistan

Most bands don't become horrible overnight, just uninteresting over time, fading until you realize that you've missed a whole album and that you don't even really care.

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30 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

7L & Esoteric: A New Dope

Guess what? You can get dumb and still be dope. Wanna learn? There's a DJ and a rapper waiting to demonstrate.

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29 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

	Snow Patrol: Songs for Polarbears

Remember 1994? That was when alternative rock RULED the charts and the cash registers, man! Buzz Clips and Sub Pop bands on MTV, Blur and Oasis

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John Lee Hooker, Jr.: Cold As Ice

Hooker, Jr. has the voice and personality to take him places, but he doesn't seem to be interest in traveling.

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Various Artists: Harlan County USA: Songs of the Coal Miner’s Struggle

They have the plan, but we have the power.

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29 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Roger Sanchez: Come with Me

Sanchez returns with Come With Me -- but the car commercial soundtrack music, though more Latin-influenced this time, hasn't improved in quality.

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Scientific Lifestyle: Modern Sounds for the New Era

ScientificLifestyle may call it "rocktronica", but Modern Sounds for the New Era is unabashedly pop.

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29 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wiggle: Fabric28

There's very little pretense on display here, not a lot of flashy segues or signature tracks, just a fine dance mix that satisfies on many levels.

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The Wood Brothers: Ways Not To Lose

The Wood Brothers have just a guitar, upright bass and a few other instruments to their name. But don't tell them they can't sound like Muddy Waters and Hank Williams on the same album.

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Dr. Octagon: The Return of Dr. Octagon

While The Return of Dr. Octagon is better than anything Kool Keith's done in a while, it's still not close to the level of the classic Dr. Octagonecologyst.

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Julie Roberts: Men and Mascara

Rich with melody and dark with possibilities, Julie Roberts' voice has a depth and a reach that cannot be denied.

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Corinne Bailey Rae: Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae has the right ingredients but the wrong recipe on debut.

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Nick Castro and the Young Elders: Come Into Our House

Oud, saz, mbira, tabla drums... a UN yard sale? Nope, another world-spanning album from Nick Castro.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Slobberbone is no more. 'Twas a good band, but three-quarters of Slobberbone are back in The Drams for some dram good and appealing Americana numbers.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rye Coalition: Curses

It's been five years in the making . . . was it worth the wait?

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El Da Sensei: The Unusual

El drops rhymes with wisdom that could only be gained through years of experience.

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