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Emily Herring: My Tears Will Be Relieved

Mix of country styles is hard to pin down, but decidedly uneven.

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28 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Crowdpleaser & St. Plomb: 2006

Swiss DJs Crowdpleaser and St. Plomb usher in the era of microtrance. 2006 is headphone techno for today.

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On his second release, Edgar Allen Floe talks a lot, but he doesn't really say anything.

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28 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Persil is from Amsterdam and blends pop with various other effects, samples and loops. Getting off to a very good start with the bubble gum

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28 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

OSI: Free

The second abum by this supergroup falls short of being super.

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Aberdeen City: The Freezing Atlantic

Looking for something to compete with the Killers' Sam’s Town? This record might top that one quite easily.

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Miki Howard: Pillow Talk: Miki Sings The Classics

Merely average versions of songs that the music-listening public so readily identifies with other artists probably isn’t the best way to reintroduce Howard to the public.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Catfish Haven: Tell Me

Quick and dirty, Tell Me is a fine set of Motown-infused rock and roll.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

OOIOO: Taiga

It's exhausting, it's exhilarating, it's excellent.

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Los Lobos: The Town and the City

A record full of beauty and pain and fear and hope by five guys who know what the hell they're talking about.

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Black Stone Cherry: Black Stone Cherry

Once in a rare while, a new band takes familiar hard rock, and puts a fresh spin on it.

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Bobby Bare Jr.s Young Criminals Starvation League: The Longest Meow

Bare's newest release is comprised of 11 songs recorded with 11 friends in 11 hours. And though The Longest Meow is tagged as a release with the Young Criminals Starvation League, it's more of a return to the amped-up sound of his first band, Bare Jr.

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Los Lobos: The Town and the City

It's easy to take Los Lobos for granted; this album just might fix that.

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Eighteen Visions: Eighteen Visions

Servicable hard rock, Eighteen Visions doesn't bring anything of particular note to the mat.

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27 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Awesome Color: s/t

Stooge-ology students transcend imitation, achieve Ig-dom on blistering debut.

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The Lonesome Heroes: Dont Play to Lose

Dreamy country that blurs the lines of country, indie and psychdelia.

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A Change of Pace: Prepare the Masses

Most groups release their debut and then tour the hell out of it, but the key is whether they break up and hate each other

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27 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Zukanican: Horse Republic

Horse Republic is not the album to play if you're feeling hungover.

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Old Crow Medicine Show: Big Iron World

Where many other groups feel the need to approach traditional material with an eye on preserving it, Old Crow Medicine Show intend to make it live and breathe.

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27 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

DJ Shadow: The Outsider

Everyone who ever loved Shadow's music owes it to themselves to judge The Outsider on its own merits.

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