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17 Jan 2007 // 8:03 PM

KTL: KTL

Stephen O’Malley has developed into a rewarding, continually evolving by demonstrating that there are in fact many, many ways to build slate-toned, inch-per-hour monolithic

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17 Jan 2007 // 8:02 PM

No Luck Club: Prosperity

Cinematic flair and historical sensitivity are only two of the assets that distinguish No Luck Club from its instrumental hip-hop peers. The group’s latest

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Darien Brockington: Somebody to Love

The underground soul movement, which, as inconsequential and absurd as it may sound in relation to its mainstream counterpart, allows its categorized artists to put

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Neko Case: Live from Austin, TX

Wait, wasn't this released on DVD just a short while ago?

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Jamiroquai: High Times: Singles 1992-2006

Any listener who recognizes that iconic figure with the horns and out-turned feet can attest to Jamiroquai's intoxicating fusion of grooves for the body and mind. This is a must in the discriminating music listener's collection.

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HIM: Uneasy Listening Vol. 1

Uneasy Listening is H.I.M.’s best album (that isn't really an album) ever!

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Scotty Hard’s Radical Reconstructive Surgery: Scotty Hards Radical Reconstructive Surgery

Whether you view this as a brooding, atmospheric exercise in mood and restraint, or a lacklustre missed opportunity will probably depend on how much truly spiritual jazz or dangerously exciting hip-hop you’ve listened to.

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Army of Anyone: Army of Anyone

The type of rocking Army of Anyone (comprised of former Filter and Stone Temple Pilots members) does on their debut is fairly by-the-numbers Audioslave-esque post-grunge,

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Coach Fingers: No Flies on Frank

Three NNCK'ers and a walrus... all drunk on country music and moonshine.

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17 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Michael Manson: Just Feelin It

If you think "smooth jazz" is a pejorative, this album seeks to challenge your assumptions.

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Maher Shalal Hash Baz: LAutre Cap

Maher Shalal Hash Baz make folk on the outer edges, but in doing so have also crafted an incredibly powerful statement about music, participation, and emotion.

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16 Jan 2007 // 8:03 PM

Cedars: Another Season EP

At a time when “indie rock” is becoming as trite and trite can be, give credit to Washington, DC’s Cedars for thinking on a

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The Music Lovers: The Music Lovers Guide for Young People

The Music Lovers’ majestic chamber pop, at turns impassioned and discrete, is arranged in various guises on the band’s second full-length, The Music Lovers’

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Beat Beat Beat: Living in the Future

Tight punk rock that is the odd time angular, Beat Beat Beat hit the ground running, running, running. Whether it is the pleasing kick arse

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16 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Mark Fry: Dreaming With Alice

As if we needed it, here’s more proof that every song by Ben Chasney et al was anticipated by an obscure 1970s folkie. Released

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16 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

2 Bit Pie: 2 Pie Island

2 Pie Island, for the most part, might as well be the next Fluke record, even as it outshines anything Fluke ever did in both variety and scope.

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Kristin Hersh: Learn to Sing Like a Star

Fusing old with new to make an improvement on new: when you can do that on your own terms, why would you ever want to sing like a star?

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16 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Wolf: The Black Flame

Dependable, retro metal fun from a band that refuses to believe it's not still 1981.

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Allen Clapp: Something Strange Happens

The DIY musician employs everything from weirdly distorted squeals made by his broken-down recording equipment to scratchy samples of the drum tracks on old records to produce his distinctive sound.

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Denison Witmer: Safe Away / Are You a Sleeper?

Reissue of sensitive Philly songster's 2002 debut full-length, served with an extra disc of sincerity.

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