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Nights Like These: The Faithless

Forgettable name, forgettable music.

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31 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Johnny Dowd: Cruel Words

'Cruel Words' is an eerie treat of musical inventiveness from the dark hinterland of Americana. Exceptional!

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Easy Star All-Stars: Radiodread

The reggae collective responsible for Dub Side of the Moon reinterprets Radiohead's OK Computer, offering fresh perspectives on well-worn songs and creating a new vibe from an old atmosphere.

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31 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sex Mob: Sexotica

Steven Bernstein's jazz pranksters take on Martin Denny-style lounge exotica, mixing bold jazz with nostalgic bird-call texture. A mixed drink, for sure.

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Drop the Lime: We Never Sleep

Bangers & Grime impresario Luca Venezia conjures vast echoing spaces and strobe-lit throngs in his second full-length.

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Various Artists: Warped Tour 2006 Compilation

The annual summer punk primer gives the kids what they want: more of everything, for a cheap price.

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Ponies in the Surf: Ponies on Fire

Full-length release by Now Hear This! artist realizes all the charming moments of breezy promise.

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31 Aug 2006 // 5:00 AM

The Waylons: The Waylons

Despite the Jennings-invoking name, the Waylons are not a country band. They are, however, a meat-and-potatoes rock band. Their self-titled debut is a solid slab

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Patent Pending: Save Each Other, the Whales Are Doing Fine

Patent Pending keeps it simple and slightly stupid, but nonetheless fun.

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31 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

Atone: Un Jour

It’s rare to see it come out of France, but multi-instrumentalist Antoine Monzonis-Calvet has created something quite particular in the border area between electronica

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Guillemots: Through The Windowpane

Startlingly ambitious and soulful, in all its jazzy pop majesty, Through The Windowpane is a truly magnificent record quite unlike anything else you'll hear this year.

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Darker My Love: Darker My Love

Darker My Love is an excellent debut from a band delightfully willing to spurn the pop charts in favor of a consistent, interesting, absorbing musical vision.

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Bruce Cockburn: Life Short Call Now

The good and great songs easily overpower the middleweights, making for a very strong Bruce Cockburn album that even his casual fans will want to pick up.

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Kyoto Jazz Massive: 10th Anniversary

On this exceptional two-disc compilation, an all-star cast of DJs and producers pays tribute to an acid jazz giant and provides an ideal introduction to the sophisticated world of broken beat music.

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The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower: INRI EP

A new EP/single from the Plot offers only meager attractions.

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Leafcutter John: The Forest and The Sea

Who would have guesed it? It turns out Leafcutter John is a genius.

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30 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Billy Joel: 12 Gardens Live

I know, another Billy Joel compilation? Live, even? Yes, but standing on its own, 12 Gardens Live is actually a very good listen.

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Various Artists: Green & Blue: Loco Dice & Ricardo Villalobos In The Mix

If you can't make it to the Waldschwimmbad Obertshausen in September for this year's Green & Blue festival, listening to this disc may be the next best thing.

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30 Aug 2006 // 7:00 AM

Isan: Plans Drawn in Pencil

Glitch soldiers on in this soundtrack to slumberland.

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30 Aug 2006 // 5:00 AM

Luca: Sick of Love

Accomplished and storied in the studio, when it comes to his own work, Nick Luca leaves a lot to be desired.

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