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Sonic Youth: The Destroyed Room

Sonic Youth's accidents and mistakes add up to an exciting new statement of their own.

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17 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Damien Rice: Nine

When not indulging in cloying string arrangements or abusing lyrical clichés, Damien Rice's 9 is mostly tedious.

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Hoven Droven: Jumping at the Cedar

Tune after tune rises and rears and smashes down, coming to rest here and there in the calm pools of "Kom Hem" and "Årepolska".

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Ronnie Wood: Anthology: The Essential Crossexion

First-ever career-spanning compilation offers highlights of the British guitarist's four decades as a solo artist and group member, including the Faces and the Rolling Stones.

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17 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Faithless: 3D

Make yourself comfortable, and get ready for 230 minutes of Faithless mixtape action.

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Main Flow & 7L: Flow Season

An emcee and a producer continue hip-hop's tradition of collaboration. The result: solid, but not groundbreaking.

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17 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Vince Gill: These Days

Four complete CDs is a healthy box set for many artists, but usually not a singular offering for most. Nevertheless, these days are certainly happy ones for Vince Gill fans.

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:03 PM

Garth: Unleash the Hound

The San Fransisco-based DJ showcases party-grade electro-house with a retro twist from his Grayhound label.

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:02 PM

Stephan Crump: Rosetta

Not loud, not simple, not rebarbative, not monotonous, not short on linear, harmonic or textural imagination.

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:01 PM

Paolo Nutini: Live Sessions

To look at the impossibly cute nineteen year old singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini, you’d think he would sound like a choirboy. Instead, his voice is

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Družina: Tragare

Družina, one of the biggest bands in Slovakia, takes Slovak folk songs and updates them for our times using modern instruments and approaches, while still respecting their roots.

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Beatles: Love

The companion piece to the Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, George and Giles Martin's remix project affirms newfound thematic correlations within the Beatles' catalog.

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Andy Fairweather Low: Sweet Soulful Music

Low returns from the 1960s to make lovely pop music.

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The Heart Attacks: Hellbound and Heartless

While bands such as the Darkness and Wolfmother are cashing in on the neo-glam resurgence, Hellcat found a bunch of childish pseudo-criminals from Atlanta to continue this ill-fated trend.

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Parkway Drive: Killing With a Smile

Please, we have too many bad metalcore bands in America to have to deal with Australian ones, too.

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James Hunter: ...Believe What I Say

James Hunter fell under our noses earlier this year with his impressive old school R&B debut album. But wait! His debut album was in 1996?!? I must get with the program.

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Sally Nyolo and the Original Bands of Yaoundé: Studio Cameroon

Some of these musicians seem to be the equivalent of those local groups that play at the pub down the road.

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14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Nels Cline: New Monastery

Underground PoMo avant shenanigans put an extra shine on some timeless left-field jazz classics.

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Steve Earle: The Definitive Collection: 1983-1987

Summarizing Steve Earle’s amazing career in one disc just isn't possible, but you can't go wrong with any compilation of the master.

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Lewis & Clarke: Live On WPRB

There’s a new digital turntable console out there that will read your vinyl records with perfect exactitude, as well as set you back about 15

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