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Bryan Estepa: All The Bells And Whistles

Aussie artist Bryan Estepa sounds like he's grown up on a healthy dose of The Jayhawks and Uncle Tupelo.

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9 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Tartit: Abacabok

Comparisons between Tartit and the better-known Tinariwen seem inevitable, but, really, there's no reason why one should be confused with the other, or why you shouldn't like both in different ways.

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The Shimmers: The Way You Shine

Marah side project makes a star out of singer Eden Daniels, as she takes the reins of a genre-hopping, live-off-the-floor kind of album.

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Dwight Yoakam: Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. [Deluxe Edition]

The 20th anniversary reissue of Yoakam's major-label debut includes both his 1981 demos and a live show from the Roxy in L.A.

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9 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Tiga: Sexor

Despite its tongue-in-cheek take on electroclash and its naughty persona, Tiga's debut album never really takes off

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Diana Ross: The Definitive Collection

Billboard named Diana Ross 'Entertainer of the Century' in 1976. Thirty years later, The Definitive Collection is a dazzling testament to that still prestigious honor.

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Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift

Sixteen years old, blonde, willowy, and undeniably gorgeous, Taylor Swift is every marketing man’s wet dream girl

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Evanescence: The Open Door

Evanescence are showing their scars on The Open Door, but it's not just through the usual lyrical outputs.

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Dark Globe: Nostalgia for the Future

Many people claim that the members of Dark Globe created the first breakbeat album when they released Mondo Scurro, but on their latest record, Nostalgia

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8 Nov 2006 // 10:00 PM

Inquiet: Yé-Yé Bears

Which genre does this belong to? Naif-noise?

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8 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

No Wait Wait: About You

The dark About You is at its best when it mixes fragile country-rock in with the bigger pop-rock sound.

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Popup: Lucy, What You Trying To Say?

The Glasgow pop/art/rock band offers a two-track teaser.

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Reissue of the Quiet Beatle's fourth solo album from 1973 includes a few extra b-sides and a bonus DVD.

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The Free Spirits: Out of Sight and Sound

Blow your mind with a blast of mid-'60s psychedelic, jazz-rock perfection.

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8 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Sol’Jibe: Marinero

Do not write these guys off just because they are a world music jam-band from Las Vegas; they are actually really good, quite ambitious, and

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Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor Meum

Unfortunately, there are multiple moments where McCartney sounds less like he's composing a classical work as he is a film score (and one to some lightweight romantic-drama, at that).

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My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade

Practically guaranteed (along with the shocking blond hair and gothic state of mind) to aggravate longtime fans, The Black Parade is, at best, an immersing concept album -- and at worst an uneven misfire.

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8 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Beeda Weeda: Turfology 101

Beeda Weeda assumes the role of teacher on his latest album, but his rapping skills can't compensate for his clichéd lessons.

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The Thermals: The Body, the Blood, the Machine

Portland indie trio return with a thrilling punk-pop concept album about religion.

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Hot Tuna: Keep On Truckin’: The Very Best of Hot Tuna

For devout Tuna fans, Jorma and Jack are beloved members of a collective extended family.

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