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Oscar Peterson: Perfect Peterson

Calling any collection of music perfect is a little presumptuous. But while no musician is perfect, Oscar Peterson comes mighty close to flawless.

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4 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lang Lang: Dragon Songs

The latest Lang Lang disc is a window onto an unfamiliar world of music, and a document of a pianist beginning to find his mature musical voice.

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Albert Hammond, Jr.: Yours to Keep

A sweet, disposable confection from the Strokes' lead rhythm guitarist.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Calling

While there are several songs here full of hope, Mary Chapin Carpenter’s latest work is led by tracks that are honest, dark, and turbulent.

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Love of Diagrams: Love of Diagrams

Once Love of Diagrams manage to unhinge their voices while keeping a lock down on the groove, their impact will be unnervingly devastating.

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4 Mar 2007 // 8:58 PM

Partyline: Zombie Terrorist

Partyline’s florescent spunk rock is annoyingly repetitive and uses juvenile, rebellious lyrics to tackle overdone themes.

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Sarandon: The Completists Library

English trio Sarandon's latest album is a sweeping 32-track affair compiling the band's four mini albums.

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Qwel & Meaty Ogre: Freezerburner

As part of his series that coincides with the seasons, Chicago emcee Qwel is parceling out the beatsmith duties by rotating out Maker for Meaty

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Kelly Pardekooper: Brand New Bag

Iowan Kelly Pardekooper sounds as if he's channeling The Dandy Warhols on the retro-rock, groovy title track that sets the album off on the right course.

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Cake on Cake: I Guess I Was Daydreaming

There’s beauty in simplicity, in life and in music, and the truth of this is apparent on Cake on Cake’s I Guess I

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1 Mar 2007 // 9:02 PM

Pas/Cal: Dear Sir

Over the past four years, Pas/Cal has been turning out an intriguing series of EPs.

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Kerrier District: Kerrier District 2

Can anyone really keep up with all the Luke Vibert aliases?

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Ennio Morricone: We All Love Ennio Morricone

It is only appropriate that this tribute to Ennio Morricone features contributions that range from the good, to the bad, to the ugly.

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1 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

This remix effort of "Go!", a song that has been getting play everywhere from the Disney Channel to NBC and Fox Sports, gets the royal galactic treatment here.

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1 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Arcade Fire: Neon Bible

After the dreamlike euphoria of Funeral, this much-hyped follow-up wakes up with one mother of a hangover.

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Richard Lloyd: Field of Fire [Deluxe Edition]

Renowned Television guitarist's exceptional musicality is again on display on this reissue of his sterling 1985 solo effort.

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The Miles Davis Quintet: Reissues

Three RVG reissues -- two of them stone classics, one a bit wobbly -- featuring a young John Coltrane.

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Therion: Gothic Kabbalah

Therion was once a leading light in its genre, but now it's become lazy and let itself fall behind. Oh, and there are far too many singers to keep track of.

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1 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

4hero: Play with the Changes

Burn out or fade away, just don’t release an overproduced and often dull electronic jazz-soul album.

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Dan Sartain: Join Dan Sartain

This sophomore release from the "Ivory Godfather" serves up a seriously good set of reverb-drenched numbers that flows seamlessly between waves of rolling surf guitar and '60s garage-punk.

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