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31 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Aiden: Rain In Hell

AFI’s downward slide into irrelevance with their latest album Decemberunderground has thankfully not been equalled by imitators Aiden, who follow up last year’s

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Mayday Parade: Tales Told by Dead Friends

The combination of two Florida area bands makes up Mayday Parade, and this six-song EP is ringing with earnest melodies and Emo 101 trademarks judging by “

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Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

Depression, isolation, infidelity, violence; Of Montreal once more in top form.

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Exploding Star Orchestra: We Are All from Somewhere Else

Let's face it, they might as well have gone ahead and called this 'What's Hip in Chicago?'

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Sonny Rollins: Tenor Madness

This pitch-perfect remaster from the original engineer is front-loaded with one of the most significant meetings in musical history, and doesn't disappoint on the back-end despite the strong start.

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Marina Rossell: Vistas al Mar

It's as if the singer's emotions have been locked inside a box, and she has to speak pleasantly, otherwise the guards will never give them back to her.

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The Asteroid No. 4: An Amazing Dream

Fourth full-length from the Philadelphia psych-pop group offers more of the same, just refined.

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Thug Stories

The thuggish ruggish hip-hoppers from Cleveland, Ohio kick game about life, ladies, and lyrics.

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31 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Seafood: Paper Crown King

British indie rock survivors deliver pleasant but uninspiring fourth album.

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Shawn Lees Ping Pong Orchestra: Voices and Choices

These are songs crying out for indie films that don't necessarily take themselves too seriously, ones that, preferably, contain an action sequence or two; perhaps a car chase, or a well-dressed man flying an ornithopter to freedom.

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30 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Various Artists: 7’ Up!

Intrigued by "Rip It Up and Start Again"? Here's some obscure post-punk to whet your appetite.

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John Mellencamp: Freedoms Road

After wasting a decade and a half trying to remain popular, John Mellencamp finally figures out he's much better remaining populist.

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Terry Manning: Home Sweet Home

Legendary producer and Box Tops/Big Star engineer Terry Manning recorded one song on this long out-of-print, exuberant psyche-rock-blues-pop CD as a joke... but Stax VP Al Bell didn't think it was funny, asking when the rest of the record was coming.

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30 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Zera Vaughan: Back to the Roots

Is there anything in the world less inspiriting than New Age electro-pop smoothed over with backwash fuzz and lyrics about feelin’ how you wanna feel?

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Al Green: The Definitive Greatest Hits

If your Al Green collection is bare, let The Definitive Greatest Hits be the perfect excuse for you to correct that issue.

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Tom Carter and Robert Horton: Steeljaguar Rocket

While riddled with its share of tedious episodes, Steeljaguar Rocket holds up far better than most other limited-edition improvised rock sessions.

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30 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Hoodoo Gurus: Stoneage Romeos

"Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts". That's what I like.

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30 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Young Love: Too Young to Fight It

Young Love shows glimmers of an innovation, but there's plenty of room to grow, too

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Jaques Loussier Trio: Bach: The Brandenburgs

French pianist Jacques Loussier has been interpreting the work of Bach for his jazz trio for five decades, and this latest release shows no signs

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30 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

George Benson and Al Jarreau: Givin It Up

Al Jarreau's smooth liquid vocals have graced our ears for the past 30 years, and what better way to enhance that experience than to record with an equally talented old friend, George Benson.

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