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Sunny Sweeney: Heartbreakers Hall of Fame

Sunny Sweeney is the real country deal.  With the voice of an east Texas honky-tonk angel that evokes the sassy confidence of Loretta Lynn,

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River City Tanlines: Im Your Negative

Are you ready to rock?

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18 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Blinded Colony: Bedtime Prayers

Although the frozen north seems to be a beacon for hard rock and metal, not every band that emerges from the ice is listenable, much

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Various Artists: Family Values Tour 2006

Why, oh why can't nu-metal just go away and die?

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18 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Yoko Ono: Yes, Im a Witch

If Yoko Ono is truly a witch as she professes, then her new collaboration with some of today’s hippest artists is a haunting mixed-genre brew.

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18 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Chalets: Check In

Cutesy and vapid rock music from fun-loving, electro-novelty Irish band.

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Various artists: Beyond Istanbul

Traditional Turkish sounds, spliced with dance, electronic music, rap, rock, and (shudder!) ska. Not for anyone who likes their world music straight ... but an interesting glimpse into the ways that old instruments, rhythms, and chords can be coaxed into the shiny new century.

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Dean & Britta: Back Numbers

Bouncing back from Luna's breakup, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips return with an incredibly strong set of new songs and obscure covers.

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Steve Kuhn Trio: Live at Birdland

Mature, classic piano trio jazz: vintage stuff.

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The Soul of John Black: The Good Girl Blues

The red-gloved lady on the liner front evokes the old sexist “when she’s bad, she’s wonderful” line rather than any conventional goodness. As

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Minus the Bear: Interpretaciones del Oso

At times deviating wildly from the source material, this remix collection is a mostly successful rocktronica reconstruction of Minus the Bear's excellent Menos el Oso album.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Latin-Arabia

A conversation. World Music Network Overlord, Phil Stanton: I am sad. Minions, gladden me. Minion no. 1: Latin-Arabian music will make you happy, O Lord. World

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Delbert McClinton: Live from Austin, TX

Lubbock, Texas native Delbert McClinton has been serving up a steamy mess of soulful country blues since the ‘50s and still rocks out today. However

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15 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Amy Duncan: Pilgrimage

Amy Duncan won’t bowl you over with a strong voice, but there’s an almost jazzy quality in her British folk/singer-songwriter songs that

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15 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Tia Carrera: self-titled

When the best you can say for an album is that one track incorporates an organ, there's something wrong.

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Serengeti: Noticeably Negro

In hip-hop, the culture is represented by two distinct but equally important groups: the mainstream rappers at major labels and the underground rappers who focus on street cred. These are their stories. [Chong Chong]

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John Sebastian: John B. Sebastian / Tarzana Kid / Welcome Back

Collectors Choice has cleaned up the masters and re-presented Sebastian's solo CDs to the boomer audience that didn't purchase them the first time around.

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Various Artists: Superstars of the 80s: Volumes 1-3

Time Life's three-disc compilation of '80s hits delivers some of the best and worst of the decade while still playing it safe.

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Larry Williams: Specialty Profiles

Profiles is, top-to-bottom, the best Larry Williams disc on the market for anyone with a less-than-fanatical interest in the man's work.

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15 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ballaké Sissoko: Tomora

Mali's kora is an aristocratic instrument and Djelimoussa Ballaké Sissoko is one of the expert players.

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