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Lullaby Baxter: Garden Cities of To-Morrow

This album is good enough to make you forget about Chan whatshername.

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14 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Mark Newman: Must Be a Pony

Imagination exercise: picture John Mellencamp with a wee bit more country and a lot less distinctiveness.  That fuzzy haze that emerges is probably Mark

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Jamiroquai: High Times: Singles 1992-2006

The band's danceable sound is best served on this compilation. And, if it leads you to discover any of the soul/funk bands that Jay Kay and co. were influenced by, that's even more of a good thing.

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Steve Turner: New Wave Punk Asshole

For his third solo album, Mudhoney guitarist Turner cranks the amps and parties like it's 1986.

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14 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Akon: Konvicted

Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam. Wait -- are you swearing at us?

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Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity

Deerhoof's appealing new album is their poppiest and most accessible... until its long final track, that is. Fortunately, the disc's sweet taste outlasts its sour finish.

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14 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Voice: Gumbo

On her debut LP, Voice offers a smorgasbord of lyrical content, but like how the soup can sometimes be prepared, she adds too many ingredients.

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14 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Johannes Linstead: Café Tropical

Long regarded as one of the top Latin guitarists in the world, Linstead's most recent CD does nothing to dispel the notion.

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David Kilgour: The Far Now

Dreamlike clarity and gentle surreality suffuse David Kilgour's sixth full-length solo album, another slow-burning triumph.

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The Frank Hewitt Trio: Fresh from the Cooler

The classic trio of the unfashionably brilliant bop pianist, on excellent ballad form -- his first recording date issued at last.

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11 Jan 2007 // 8:03 PM

Kamijo: Martha

“You need a bum,” sings Tomoaki Kamijo. “I need a cum.” His pronunciation isn’t perfect, but Martha, his first album, released in 1971 and sung

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11 Jan 2007 // 8:02 PM

The Dirtball: Raptillion

Those looking for a groundbreaking album should look elsewhere, but anyone who wants tight flows, solid production, and catchy hooks need look no farther than Raptillion.

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11 Jan 2007 // 8:01 PM

Takota: The Ivory Tower

Just admit it, kids, emo is the new hair metal.

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The Bee Gees: The Studio Albums 1967-1968

Ten years before Saturday Night Fever, as a fledging combo on the rise, the Bee Gees made three album's worth of masterful pop rock and psych.

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Matthew Ryan: From a Late Night High Rise

A very personal album from a great singer-songwriter yields surprisingly placid results.

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Live at the Fillmore East

What does this concert sound like? It sounds like what it is: a remarkable document of one of the better bands of its time, performing live with palpable purpose and passion, achieving something pretty close to perfect.

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11 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Totimoshi: Ladrón

First-rate rustic stoner metal from a reliable, yet criminally overlooked band.

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Ran Slavin: Insomniac City

This is a CD and DVD of a 40-minute video art installation. How many video installations do you spend more than five minutes watching, let alone revisit?

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11 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Eric Church: Sinners Like Me

Eric Church sings the first four lines of the first song as if he’s been embodied by Toby Keith, talking about the Middle East,

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The Microscopic Septet: Seven Men in Neckties/Surrealistic Swing

Possibly the most vital jazz group of the 1980s, in retrospect.

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