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11 Apr 2007 // 11:02 PM

Audubon Park: Teenage Horses

You have to imagine that David Nahm has a pretty big record collection. The debut record by the UNC law student's band, Audubon Park, is hard to pin down it's so musically diverse.

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Lonesome Travelers: Lonesome Travelers

The Lonesome Travelers take the country-rock heritage of Gram Parsons and plain run with it on their eponymous debut.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Timbaland: Shock Value

The man who calls himself Thomas Crown steps into the spotlight for an above-average pop album that could have been so much more.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Robert Glasper: In My Element

A genuinely new sound for a jazz trio -- swing plus hip-hop brings something powerfully new.

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Madlib: The Other Side:  Los Angeles

Time to get off the Sunset Strip and take a trip through Madlib’s record collection.

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The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound: Ekranoplan

Psychedelic San Francisco jam rockers play straight up rock and roll with a Black Sabbath edge.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ankla: Steep Trails

On their debut effort, Steep Trails, Ankla charts new territory, blending heavy, thrash-metal with traditional Latin music in ways that even the most elitist of metal-heads would enjoy.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tujiko Noriko: Solo

This is an album for people who like pop's chirpiness but distrust its obviousness.

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The Bishops: The Only Place I Can Look is Down

The Bishops are doing nothing more than trying to re-write "Help!" over and over again.

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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Peter Rowan and Tony Rice: Quartet

Two traditional music icons join up with a couple of talented newcomers for a meeting of the minds -- and fingers -- on this delightful new release.

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10 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

Greg Ashley: Painted Garden

This second solo album of loosely constructed, fragile psychedelic folk from the Gris Gris frontman evokes Mad Syd, Tyrannosaurus Rex and, especially, Satanic Majesties-era Stones.

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Au Revoir Simone: The Bird of Music

With The Bird of Music, Au Revoir Simone continue their quest to make the prettiest music you've ever heard.

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Loch Lomond: Lament for Children

Folk-based tracks about sinister, self-effacing, and downright creepy characters taking on love, loss, and damaging family histories all set in vaguely historical time periods.

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New Atlantic: The Streets, the Sounds, and the Love

MTV emo's bastard children, a seriously boring rehash of old ideas from another in seemingly endless groups of guys in tight jeans.

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10 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Tim McGraw: Let It Go

Tim McGraw makes his bid to be mentioned right alongside some of the greatest country artists of all time.

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10 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bright Eyes: Cassadaga

Conor Oberst has (mostly) left his indulgences behind, settling down to create an American indie rock album of substance, maturity, and passion. This is the Bright Eyes we've been waiting for.

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10 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Dear and the Headlights: Small Steps, Heavy Hooves

Newcomers Dear and the Headlights add their meek contribution to the ever-growing ranks of acoustic indie artists.

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Insane Clown Posse: The Tempest

Insane Clown Posse once again brings its Dark Carnival to town with The Tempest, however the latest rollercoaster thrill ride has its ups and downs.

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The Poison Arrows: Straight Into The Drift

This four-song EP could go straight into the abyss, but is thankfully saved by a very smart and stylish approach from former Atombombpocketknife singer Justin Sinkovich.

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Elliott Sharps Terraplane: Secret Life

Blues again, deep like Son House, with Hubert Sumlin, polychromatic-experimental- thoroughly-reconstructed to not quite rock or jazz. Unusual.

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