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Dave Clarke: Remixes & Rarities 1992-2005

The track listing presents perhaps as succinct an encapsulation of modern dance music history as anyone could hope to find.

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23 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

D-Block: The CD/DVD Mixtape

The CD/DVD Mixtape has some interesting tracks, but ultimately feels unfocused.

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Cobra Starship: When the City Sleeps, We Rule the St

The song titles are almost as bad as the tunes themselves.

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Get Set Go: Selling Out & Going Home

This is a very great pop record by a very sick man. I will play it daily for years.

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Ying Yang Twins: Chemically Imbalanced

Terrible cover art and lyricism notwithstanding, Chemically Imbalanced ends up being much, much better than it has any right to be.

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Bill Kirchen: Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods

"The King of Dieselbilly" has returned from a five-year hiatus, delivering an eclectic mix of country-roots cuts that is as good a reason as any to kick up your heels and party.

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Junior Wells: Live at Theresas 1975

The intimate Junior Wells? His heyday, his home gig, and -- for serious blues guitar fans -- half a set of beautifully clear Philip Guy; and on the other half Muddy Waters' favorite, Sammy Lawhorn.

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The Earlies: The Enemy Chorus

There's a point on the Earlies’ sophomore album, The Enemy Chorus, when it stops being an album and transforms into an experience.

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Jon Oliva’s Pain: Maniacal Renderings

On his second solo record, the Savatage frontman shows signs of returning to the glory days.

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Sally Doherty & The Sumacs: Edge of Spring

Sally Doherty’s gift to the world is the lovely clarity of her voice. There’s no sign of strain when she sings, it’s

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Circle II Circle: Burden of Truth

Listening to so much middling power metal in 2006, it comes as an enormous relief to finally hear from a band that knows how to do

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22 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Sparta: Threes

Sparta allows the "art" to return to the "rock," to decidedly mixed results.

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22 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Menomena: Friend and Foe

After a striking debut, Menomena return with a dumbed down follow up that fails to capitalize on their strengths.

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22 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Tom Brosseau: Grand Forks

Ten years later, Tom Brosseau pens an awe-inspiring tribute to the flood that devastated his home town of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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22 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

New Years Day: New Years Day

Getting the attention of Fall Out Boy’s label and Motion City Soundtrack never hurts in getting your name out. But fortunately the buzz about

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Bela Lakatos, and the Gypsy Youth Project: Introducing Bela Lakatos & The GYP

Folk revival, Gypsy style, dance rhythms, and young people raising old songs from Central European by-ways.

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22 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Loreena McKennitt: An Ancient Muse

Loreena McKennitt paints vivid pictures of love and adventure and ancient peoples.

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22 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

You Am I: Convicts

More ponce and thuggery from Australia's favorite alternative rock band that, though a welcome return from a band that looked on the outs, may not inspire a stampede of new fans.

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Suburban Kids with Biblical Names: #Three

Ecclectic DIY Swedish pop packed with great tunes and witty lyrics.

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Anthropia: The Ereyn Chronicles, Part I: The Journey of Beginnings

When a CD is accompanied by a booklet containing a lengthy, meticulously detailed story to serve as a mere introduction to the whopping, 68-minute album,

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