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13 Dec 2006 // 9:03 PM

Manowar: The Sons of Odin

Killing with power, again and again...

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13 Dec 2006 // 9:02 PM

Roses Pawn Shop: The Arsonist

Rose's Pawn Shop successfully push a bluegrass/old-timey sound onto the bar band stage with the quite fine The Arsonist.

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This Moment in Black History: It Takes a Nation of Assholes to Hold Us Back

TMIBH succeed at making the old-school sound new again, without deviating too much from the original formula.

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Gwen Stefani: The Sweet Escape

Love. Angel. Music. Baby, Part Two: Yodel-lay, yodel-lay, yodel-low!

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13 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Pit Er Pat: Pyramids

How to write a hack review of a good album in three easy steps! Just in time for the holidays!

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Various Artists: Science Faction: Grime

BBS has done a great service to those of us who care about such things by inaugurating a brand new mix series devoted to the world of underground sound.

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The Electroluvs: Bubblewrapped

The synthpop on the Electroluvs' Bubblewrapped has more clicks and twirps than a game of Pac-Man, but no less fun.

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13 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Rose Hill Drive: Rose Hill Drive

Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.  Having listened to the promo EP from Rose Hill Drive earlier in the year, the band

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13 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Richard Bona: Tiki

A world music mélange that suffers from too much pleasantry.

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The Flamin Groovies: Bust Out at Full Speed: The Sire Years

Final three albums from regressive San Francisco rockers are packaged together in this latest reissue.

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The Disco Students: I Beg to Differ

When’s the last time you picked up a double-disc CD retrospective of a band that’s been around for a quarter of a century

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Michael Powers: Prodigal Son

A ready roughness, no lack of vigour or talent, a bit rushed. Genre: early Rolling Stones with Brian Jones.

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12 Dec 2006 // 9:01 PM

Mute Math: Mute Math

Mute Math could make a huge, epic record, but all they've done here is show us they're capable of that without completely delivering.

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Etta Jones: Dont Go to Strangers

Don't Go to Strangers is the power of the human voice, revealed yet again.

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12 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

JJ Baron is a consummate storyteller who weaves his tales around shimmering pedal steel and six-string acoustic.  The singer’s debut album, Brand New

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12 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Ciara: Ciara: The Evolution

I want Ciara to succeed, because she seems to be a nice fun sexy pop star and we need more of those.

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Dave Matthews Band: The Best Of Whats Around Vol. 1

The perfect primer for the new fan, it also deserves to worm it's way into the collections of Dave's diehard fans.

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Brightboy: Love For The Streets

Brightboy aren't just a Killers wannabe band, though they stray in that direction.

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12 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Pinback: Nautical Antiques

Enter indie stalwarts Pinback. Enter rarities collection Nautical Antiques. Enter one of the finest additions to their catalog.

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12 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Cut Copy: Fabriclive 29

Cut Copy seem like the kind of DJs who are happy merely to play good records.

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