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Shedding: What God Doesnt Bless, You Wont Love; What You Dont Love, The Child Wont Know

The artwork has more to say than the album contained within.

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21 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Low: Drums and Guns

Broken hymns, charred fight songs, and unsure anthems on Low's best since Things We Lost in the Fire

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The Infamous Stringdusters: Fork in the Road

There is enough image, daring, and melodic dazzle on Fork in the Road to justify the band's marketing as pacesetters and ambassadors for a flock of modern pickers and grinners.

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21 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Panacea: Ink is My Drink

Ink is My Drink is hip-hop music for the background.

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21 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Gus Gus: Forever

Never has dancing been so uninviting of an idea.

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Christina Rosenvinge: Continental 62

Like many singer-songwriters, she has misgivings about love and partnerships.

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Joseph Israel: Gone Are the Days

For Israel, who is a practicing Rastafarian, social reform goes hand in hand with the worship of the Rastafarian messiah Jah.

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Im from Barcelona: Let Me Introduce My Friends

Despite the annoying twee-pop shtick, Let Me Introduce My Friends is a delightful album full of childhood imagery and infectious hooks.

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Complicated Shirt: Compromising Compositions

Complicated Shirt are a blending of post-rock and indie rock.

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21 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Bob Egan: The Glorious Decline

Bob Egan has played with Wilco and Blue Rodeo, which to most people are the distant cousins of the same musical landscapes.

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21 Mar 2007 // 12:03 AM

The Postmarks: The Postmarks

This wistful, indie chamber pop trio from Miami have been getting a good deal of early buzz.

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:03 PM

Blanche: What This Town Needs

Alt-country weirdoes Blanche seem to have lost access to their time machine.

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:02 PM

Die! Die! Die!: Die! Die! Die!

The predictable, SXSW-fueled enthusiasm for this band'll probably write itself: expect "fierce", "brutal", "blasting".

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Frames: The Cost

One cannot argue that The Frames' tendency to wallow in personal pain, at the expense of more politically pressing issues, breaks new ground.

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Apostle of Hustle: National Anthem of Nowhere

Broken Social Scene offspring trio Apostle of Hustle proves that it’s okay to come from a broken family, especially when these kinds of fine Cuban grooves are smuggled back.

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Joss Stone: Introducing Joss Stone

While there are a couple of moments of over-singing and affectation, Introducing Joss Stone is a dramatic leap forward creatively, without straying too far from the sound that made Stone famous.

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Elliott Brood: Ambassador

Canadian "death country" trio delivers a satisfying debut with a few truly outstanding tunes.

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Loney, Dear: Loney, Noir

Originally released in 2005, Loney, Noir is an elegant album of earnest indie pop.

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Up, Bustle & Out: Mexican Sessions (Our Simple Sensational Sound)

Genre pushing Bristol duo continue their exploration of global beats, but could have done with narrowing their focus.

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Breadfoot feat. Anne Phoebe: Tea with Leo

New York-based Breadfoot picks at his banjo and six-strong Dobro like a country boy.

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