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1 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

This remix effort of "Go!", a song that has been getting play everywhere from the Disney Channel to NBC and Fox Sports, gets the royal galactic treatment here.

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1 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Arcade Fire: Neon Bible

After the dreamlike euphoria of Funeral, this much-hyped follow-up wakes up with one mother of a hangover.

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Richard Lloyd: Field of Fire [Deluxe Edition]

Renowned Television guitarist's exceptional musicality is again on display on this reissue of his sterling 1985 solo effort.

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The Miles Davis Quintet: Reissues

Three RVG reissues -- two of them stone classics, one a bit wobbly -- featuring a young John Coltrane.

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Therion: Gothic Kabbalah

Therion was once a leading light in its genre, but now it's become lazy and let itself fall behind. Oh, and there are far too many singers to keep track of.

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1 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

4hero: Play with the Changes

Burn out or fade away, just don’t release an overproduced and often dull electronic jazz-soul album.

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Dan Sartain: Join Dan Sartain

This sophomore release from the "Ivory Godfather" serves up a seriously good set of reverb-drenched numbers that flows seamlessly between waves of rolling surf guitar and '60s garage-punk.

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Six Parts Seven: Casually Smashed to Pieces

These are songs for folks who find isolation comforting.

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Sin: Team Invasion, DJ Kurupt & DJ Scream Present: Sizzerb Mixtape Vol. 3, Opium Garden

For the third installment of his Sizzerb mixtape series, Serbian-born artist Sin recruited mixtape circuit legend DJ Kurupt to host the festivities.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

The Big Cats: On Tomorrow

Not quite the “emo” the band’s Burt Taggart had pioneered years ago, the record is filled with tight, power pop songs.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Tall Firs: Tall Firs

Eschewing any taint of the term "freak", New York trio Tall Firs are forging a different take on contemporary folk.

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Between the Buried and Me: The Silent Circus

The progressive metal band's pivotal second album gets the reissue treatment.

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The High Llamas: Can Cladders

Until Sean O’Hagan is gutsy enough to put his feelings into the foreground, The High Llamas will remain little more than background music.

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Katharine McPhee: Katharine McPhee

The first true RoboIdol -- voice, body, face, compliant desire to be a star -- releases her debut.

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Joe Ely: Happy Songs from Rattlesnake Gulch

Finely crafted, confident, and energized, Rattlesnake Gulch is another great album in singer-songwriter Joe Ely's canon.

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Lewis Taylor: The Lost Album

Lewis Taylor's admirable perseverance begets a modern day masterpiece.

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The Machines: After My Misspent Youth

The Machines are a tight rock group from Kitchener, Ontario -- one that has no problem dishing out catchy rock gems.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Charles Earland: Black Talk!

Organist Charles Earland develops his cover song philosophy and produces three very different interpretations.

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Primus: They Cant All Be Zingers

There is no middle ground with Primus; you either loved them or hated them. Many loved them when "alternative" was a radio format. This is a good Primus primer.

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Josh Rouse and Paz Suay: Shes Spanish, Im American

She’s Spanish, I’m American stands as a breezy pop flirtation between Rouse and Suay.  Rouse has perfected the art of smooth, dreamy

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