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30 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Willie Nelson: Songbird

My guess is that anyone familiar with Nelson's music can think of at least one song that makes that person cringe. There's none of those here.

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David & the Citizens: Until the Sadness Is Gone

When you drop something as joyous as power pop, you better have something good to fill in its place. Fortunately, for David & the Citizens, they have the perfect fill-in: music with heart.

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30 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dýrðin: Dýrðin

Are they a band to fall in love with? Only if you also love the toys that come out of vending machines -- no, not the cheap rubber balls and wobbly snakes, but the ones that have had some thought put into them.

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Papa Roach: The Paramour Sessions

This disc was obviously meant to be a batch of catchy, mature love songs from Papa Roach, but just some three minutes in, it all goes horribly wrong.

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My Brightest Diamond: Bring Me the Workhorse

Emotive, operatic debut from a sometime-Illinoisemaker.

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30 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Natalie Walker: Urban Angel

From a maturing artist, an album that is at times both all-consuming and brilliant.

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A Fever You Cant Sweat Out

Whatever your absolute threshold of catchy music is, Panic! At the Disco is challenging it. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out adds new meaning and vigor to the words pop music.

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:45 PM

Elanors: Movements

Elanors consists of some members of Judah Johnson, however they are quite different than that group. Spacy, atmospheric, and very consistent, this group creates very

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:30 PM

Bola: Shapes

Context:  six years ago, IDM enthusiasts were perplexed and intrigued by an ultra-limited 300-copy triple vinyl release on Skam (original home of Boards of

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:15 PM

The Hawaiian reggae-rockers try to lighten the national mood. For the most part, they succeed.

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Goldfrapp: We Are Glitter

Goldfrapp and a host of collaborators take that white horse for another well-deserved go-round.

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The Slits: Revenge of the Killer Slits

With one killer track and their revenge served luke-warm, this new EP is a brief and mildly successful comeback for these pioneering women of post-punk dub.

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Diamonds in the Rough: Diamonds in the Rough

The Soundtrack of Our Lives are working on new material, so this will have to do until the next time that big teddy bear Ebbot,

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Sarah Vaughan: Send in the Clowns

The great jazz singer gets her entry in the Legacy "Signature Series", mostly pulled from later in her career.

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The Juggaknots: Use Your Confusion

Ten years later, 10 years older, but still as fresh as ever.

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Headman: On

German DJ invites over some friends, records some vocals, phones in some production.

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Whodini: Funky Beat: The Best of Whodini

How funky does a beat have to be before we call it a classic? Let's find out.

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Rainbow: Live in Munich 1977

At the core of the live set is Ritchie Blackmore, one of music's often overlooked guitar wizards, plying his trade and making it all look so easy.

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Various Artists: The Aaargh! Annual Year One

Canadian indie rock celebrates the DIY aesthetic, both visually and aurally.

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27 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Awesome Color: Awesome Color

It's aggressive, energetic music, but also rather one-dimensional, nowhere near as colorful as the name implies.

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