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8 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

No Wait Wait: About You

The dark About You is at its best when it mixes fragile country-rock in with the bigger pop-rock sound.

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Popup: Lucy, What You Trying To Say?

The Glasgow pop/art/rock band offers a two-track teaser.

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Reissue of the Quiet Beatle's fourth solo album from 1973 includes a few extra b-sides and a bonus DVD.

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The Free Spirits: Out of Sight and Sound

Blow your mind with a blast of mid-'60s psychedelic, jazz-rock perfection.

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8 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Sol’Jibe: Marinero

Do not write these guys off just because they are a world music jam-band from Las Vegas; they are actually really good, quite ambitious, and

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Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor Meum

Unfortunately, there are multiple moments where McCartney sounds less like he's composing a classical work as he is a film score (and one to some lightweight romantic-drama, at that).

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My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade

Practically guaranteed (along with the shocking blond hair and gothic state of mind) to aggravate longtime fans, The Black Parade is, at best, an immersing concept album -- and at worst an uneven misfire.

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8 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Beeda Weeda: Turfology 101

Beeda Weeda assumes the role of teacher on his latest album, but his rapping skills can't compensate for his clichéd lessons.

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The Thermals: The Body, the Blood, the Machine

Portland indie trio return with a thrilling punk-pop concept album about religion.

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Hot Tuna: Keep On Truckin’: The Very Best of Hot Tuna

For devout Tuna fans, Jorma and Jack are beloved members of a collective extended family.

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The Carolina Chocolate Drops: Dona Got a Ramblin Mind

This young trio is dedicated to carrying on the traditions of the African-American fiddle and banjo music that hails, as they do, from the piedmont of North Carolina.

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Isis + Aereogramme: In The Fishtank 14

In their ongoing In the Fishtank series, the good people at Konkurrent have once again brought together two unlikely bands for a collaborative recording. In

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7 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Chamellows: Rat Hearts

It's the sound of decay, and of deliberate destruction; it's the musical equivalent of those artworks for which the artist draws a picture and then scribbles over it, or piles up an assemblage of rubbish and branches.

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The Defectors: Give In And Creep Out With The Defectors

If you own the Defectors’ 2004 release, Turn Me On!, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were experienceing deja vu while reading about Give In

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Patti LaBelle: The Definitive Collection

LaBelle's work is fabulous. This collection is not.

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The Brother Kite: Waiting for the Time to be Right

The Brother Kite released their sophomore album more than a month ago, and while the album is easily one of the best you’ll hear this year, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of it until now.

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The Be Good Tanyas: Hello Love

Hello Love is cozy and enveloping, like a big, hand-woven blanket on the first brisk winter day.

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7 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Ronnie Day: The Album

Ronnie Day’s second album is along the lines of fellow younger musicians like Teddy Geiger. But it doesn’t distract from the fact he

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George Strait: It Just Comes Natural

There are great joys to be had in George Strait's phrasing, diction and emotional interpretation. And then there's the music.

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Various Artists: Do You Copy?

This set commemorates five years of Mitek's existence, and based on the evidence herein I must conclude that they do a pretty good job of things.

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