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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mclusky: Mcluskyism

With the collector's version coming in at a robust three CDs, Mcluskyism is as comprehensive and well put together a parting shot as you're likely to see this year.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Delays: You See Colours

Harder, better, faster, stronger: Delays adopt an edgier sound (for them) on their sophomore album.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Ocean: Aeolian

For a collective, these German metal musicians stay remarkably focused on their fourth album.

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William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

A curious collection of shards and fragments from the downtown New York free-jazz bass guru comes together in an archaeological quest for cultural connections.

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The Robocop Kraus: They Think They Are The Robocop Kraus

What's interesting about Robocop Kraus' new disc are a Teutonic sense of the ridiculous, and a healthy dose of good old funk.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Secret Mommy: Very Rec

Secret Mommy operates on a pronounced policy of "nothing loops more than twice", which has the effect of making the record extremely difficult to parse.

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Hooverville: Follow That Trail of Dust Back Home

A celebration of good Southern music: ya'll listen up...

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Markus Schulz: Without You Near

Several months later, how does the popular trance DJ's "artist album" hold up?

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23 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Envelopes: Demon

Envelopes are coming. You've been warned.

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(Long) John Baldry: Boogie Woogie: The Warner Bros. Recordings

Lost in the heyday of Rod Stewart and Elton John was Long John Baldry, the eclectic talent who inspired the twosome to new heights. His two Warner Bros. albums, each half produced by Stewart and half by John, became signatures of all three gents.

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23 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Liam Howlett: Back to Mine

Little more than what you might expect from a burnt party CD given to you by a friend with good record collection.

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The Rogers Sisters: The Invisible Deck

Short, jagged songs stretch to hallucinatory drones on this Brooklyn dance-punk trio's ground-breaking third record.

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jdwalker: them get you… them got you

Grab your mind machete because this album forces you to hack your way to the fringes of hip-hop and, once there, the environment ain't so accommodating.

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23 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

16 Horsepower: Hoarse

Edwards and company get resurrected; Flannery O'Connor runs for cover.

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Afterhours: Ballads for Little Hyenas

Too long overlooked in US and UK markets, Afterhours is finally coming available to the rest of us who would appreciate them.

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Various Artists: Hard Truth Soldiers Vol. 1

Outrage and tight production form a revolutionary combo on Guerilla Funk's latest sonic war cry.

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Some by Sea: On Fire (Igloo)

A wordy but worthy release from Seattle songsmiths Some by Sea generates some energy but loses some momentum due to the sheer length. My igloo did not catch fire.

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Magnetophone: The Man Who Ate the Man

British duo returns with a new album, taking snippets from rock and British or Celtic folk for some unique and pleasing electronica-laced tracks.

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Loose Fur: Born Again in the USA

The Raccoonists are back!

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Ursula 1000: Here Comes Tomorrow

It's a party! And you're invited! Just don't expect to meet the host.

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