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15 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Pole: Steingarten

Pole's minimal electronic music is just about perfect on this latest release.

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Guy Clark: Americana Master Series: Best of the Sugar Hill Years

The experience of a good retrospective is like raiding an older sibling's record collection as a kid, one of the most time-honored entry points for discovering new old music.

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15 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero

We're all trying to believe with Trent Reznor.

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15 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Vega4: You and Others

This is the music that puts images of perfectly-placed rainstorms and floating, windblown plastic bags in your head.

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15 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Some Loud Thunder

Brooklyn’s Clap Your Hands Say Yeah return with a sophomore that is little better than more of the same, only darker.

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Turbo Tabla: The Belly and the Beat

Nagi reworks his own raw material and the result is tight and natural.

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15 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Messer Chups: Hyena Safari

If Quentin Tarantino ever decided to make a cinematic tribute to Ed Wood, he should seriously consider using the album Hyena Safari by Messer Chups

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15 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Woolly Leaves: Quiet Waters

Fans of Bright Eyes or a very pared down Calexico would also enjoy "Big City".

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15 Apr 2007 // 10:59 PM

The Safes: Well, Well, Well

Surely this band of brothers will kill each other before they can improve upon the crunchy power pop they display on their second full-length, Well, Well, Well.

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The Old Ceremony: Our One Mistake

The sleek, catchy, and often beautiful sounds of Our One Mistake make for an album with very few faults.

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The Ditchflowers: Carried Away

No matter how you package it, good music is good music. We'll find it, even if you dress it up behind a little kid, a rabbit, and an eggshell.

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12 Apr 2007 // 11:02 PM

Loren Dent: Empires and Milk

“Empire” has become a fashionable word these days, so much so that I found myself cringing at the sight of Loren Dent’s follow-up to

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12 Apr 2007 // 11:01 PM

Ollo: The If If

The If If isn't about to blow any minds, but one gets the impression that that's not what Ollo set out to do.

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Various Artists: Dorm Sessions Volume 4

It’s a disc that won’t change your life, but for a sampling of what college rock is doing now, it gets the Bic lighter waving proudly in the air.

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12 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Macy Gray: Big

It’s hard to imagine that Macy’s lost her mojo already, but after two straight mediocre albums, it definitely appears there’s a spark missing.

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El-P: Ill Sleep When Youre Dead

Classic hip-hop sounds a lot different after you've filtered it through 1984, through the War in Iraq, through the Patriot Act.

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Chris Corsano-Mick Flower Duo: The Radiant Mirror

The kids will call this jazz-baptized Lightning Bolt; elder statesmen will recall hearing Ascension or The Blue Humans for the first time.

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12 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nadja: Touched

On their second album for Alien8, this Toronto doom metal duo craft an abstract opus that's both hot and heavy.

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Jimmy Burns: Live at B.L.U.E.S.

Mellow Burns, bluesman on the fringe of R&B, nice voice, laid back, brilliant two-guitar work.

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Peggy Seeger: Three Score and Ten

Family and friends, some quite famous themselves, honor folksinger Peggy Seeger on her 70th birthday.

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