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Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveSounds

You can take the boy out of the band, but can you take the band out of the boy? Timberlake answers with a resounding, "YEAH!"

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The Future Sound of London: Teachings From the Electronic Brain

The first career retrospective from the premier UK techno-experimental duo does a good job showcasing their glistening, evocative sound -- if you must stick to a single disc.

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John Waite: Downtown Journey of a Heart

John Waite, former lead singer with '70s rockers the Babys and "supergroup" Bad English has his downtown-bound heart set on making a comeback by rediscovering his past with this refreshing "greatest hits" collection of solid acoustic cuts.

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5 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Motor: Klunk

I must be the bearer of bad news and inform you that Motor's Klunk is perhaps the best techno CD you will hear all year.

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5 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

All City Affairs: Bees

If justice exists, All City Affairs' multi-genre mash-ups will be the sleeper hit of 2006.

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Various artists: Radio Algeria

Intoxicating collages of radio-transmitted rai, chaabi, desert blues, and synthy pop open an impressionistic window onto Algeria's musical culture. But if you don't already know what you're listening to, you're out of luck.

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Caribbean Jazz Project: Mosaic

Professional and accomplished and populated with classy musicians.

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5 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dan Reeder: Sweetheart

It’s a hit and miss album though, with “Pussy Titty” and “Pussy Heaven” futile attempts at comedy.

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4 Oct 2006 // 8:00 AM

Motion Man: Pablitos Way

Motion Man excels by expanding his boundaries without throwing them out entirely.

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Fans of post-Beatles pop from Big Star to Spoon should check out this very good sophomore album from Minnesota's the Vestals.

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4 Oct 2006 // 4:00 AM

What should sound brutal sounds far too safe for its own good.

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It's nice to see bachata being given space to show off its strengths away from the shadow of its attention-grabbing neighbour, merengue.

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Eddie Cohn: If Im Happy It Ends

Eddie Cohn has been compared to Pearl Jam and Radiohead, but a fairer comparison might be a cross between an inventive or experimental Goo Goo

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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Beck: The Information

Beck's ninth studio album, his third with producer Nigel Godrich, is his most infectious and adventurous mess of irrelevance since Midnite Vultures.

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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kasey Chambers: Carnival

Chambers constructs her songs like little one-act plays that star her heart on her sleeve.

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Barenaked Ladies: Barenaked Ladies Are Me

This disc won’t win over any converts, and probably won’t grab any teenage fans, but if you’ve loved them for this long, you definitely won’t be disappointed by this album.

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Keith Moon: Two Sides of the Moon

This collection doesn't really make sense, but it's Keith Moon, so it doesn't matter anyway.

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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Optimo: Psych Out

A motley array of psychedelic, acid, rare grooves and the best song that Simple Minds ever recorded.

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Marky Ramone: Start of the Century

A solid effort by a stand-up guy who still hits the Mark.

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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sean Jones: Roots

Superlative jazz trumpeter, sometimes with splendid saxophonist, but much of the time so very sanctified.

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