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13 Mar 2007 // 10:01 PM

Cloud Eleven: Sweet Happy Life

With his latest release, Rick Gallego has created an album that's as breezy and refreshing as a California afternoon.

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Wax Poetic: Copenhagen

Releases on Nublu prove as varied and unpredictable as nights out at the like-named live-music bar/lounge in New York's Alphabet City -- you never know who's going to show up, or what mood they're going to be in.

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The Mahavishnu Project: Return to the Emerald Beyond

It’s a testament to the enormous power and ambition of John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra that this review has been written at all.

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Bukue One: Intromission

Take it from an emcee, graffiti artist, skateboarder, manager, and entrepreneur -- hip-hop is really about the love of the game.

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Explosions in the Sky: All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

For most bands, a nearly great album would be a victory. But Explosions in the Sky isn't most bands.

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Graham Parker: Dont Tell Columbus

The 56-year-old Parker has lost little of his young man's ire. However, time certainly seems to have tempered the bile in his sneer.

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Chuck E. Weiss: 23rd & Stout

This may not be musical in the conventional sense, as Weiss talks the vocals more than sings them, but it sure is artful.

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Various Artists: Backwoodz Studioz presents Target Practice

A clever, if uneven, compilation designed to showcase a label's roster of talent.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:04 PM

Lost in the Trees: Time Taunts Me

The sounds of indie rock and film scores mix and match on this debut LP.

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Creeping Weeds: We Are All Part of a Dream You Are Having

The combination of dream-like surreality and blossoming indie pop is not a new one, but Philadelphia's Creeping Weeds get the mix of wistful dislocation, gentle melancholy, and jangling, enveloping melodies just right.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:02 PM

Anja Garbarek: Angel-A

Angel-A is the soundtrack to a Luc Besson film that has yet to make it over to this side of the Atlantic.  The film

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Fair to Midland: The Drawn and Quartered EP

Will signing to Serj Tankian's label be the big break for local Texas faves Fair to Midland?

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Stryker/Slagle Band: Latest Outlook

Modern small-group jazz that dances with a taste of Ornette and a bounce from Blakey.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

James Morrison: Undiscovered

Undiscovered sounds like an authentic soul record after being run through a Xerox machine eight or nine times.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Fu Manchu: We Must Obey

Ten albums in, Fu Manchu refuses to grow up. They're the David Woodersons of stoner rock, and we love 'em for it.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Riverboat Gamblers: To the Confusion of Our Enemies

Texan five-piece Riverboat Gamblers revives frenzied guitars, high-octane vocals and broken teeth in their latest offering.

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Manicured Noise: Northern Stories 1978/80

They may not be the greatest band to have ever walked the Manchester scene, but they were a good one -- a damn good one.

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The View: Hats Off to the Buskers

Hugely hyped debut from young Scottish four-piece is short on originality, but just about makes it on punky exuberance.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Jeremy: Made in France

Jeremy Morris is power pop. If you looked up in the dictionary for the term you would see him.

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Do Make Say Think: You, Youre a History in Rust

Do Make Say Think's albums are full of glorious anthems to the inexplicable.

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