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15 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sutekh: Born Again

Born Again presents an exceptional example of how future remix collections should be approached.

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	Various Artists: Não Wave Revisited: Brazilian Post Punk 1982-1988

An EP of just competently remixed Brazilian post-punk raises more questions than you need to have answered.

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15 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Gangbé Brass Band: Whendo

Gangbé Brass Band sound like a group of men leading a parade down the road with streamers flying over their heads and the sun shining.

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12 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Time: Before There Was

1968 debut of long-forgotten/never-known semi-experimental rock band finally sees light of day, works better as historical artifact than album.

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Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Chosen by the people, a young quartet with a frontman touched by greatness deliver a sometimes fine, sometimes fantastic, always fun debut with feeling. Pass it on...

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12 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Coloma: Dovetail

This is a persistent record that is both haunting and comforting. It's not for fans of genres and subgenres, but for fans of music. It definitely applies to you.

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Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee: Walk On

Sonny and Brownie are in great form in this live performance. Too bad the record is only half theirs.

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Feel the room swayin', while that ole band keeps on playin' one of Parton's old favorite songs from way back when.

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12 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Various: Noches de Hip-Hop

A perfectly serviceable comp if you're just learning about rap en español.

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12 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Roll Deep: In at the Deep End

Watered-down grime-for-beginners that fails to capture the spark of Kano's Home Sweet Home, but still with enough radio-ready hits and grime bangers to chalk up another worthy entry in the growing catalogue of essential Brit-hop.

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	Todd Rundgren: Best of Todd Rundgren Live

A collection of Rundgren's legitimately beloved hits played live by various high-calorie bands between 1979 and 2004. The rock iconoclast is at his most melodic and tuneful but will seem overproduced by post-punk ears.

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	Amy LaVere: This World Is Not My Home

With the new year barely upon us, Amy LaVere's already released one of the albums of 2006. No, honestly.

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11 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	iD and Sleeper: Displacement

Hailing from the hip-hop hotspot of Lawrence, Kansas, iD and Sleeper have produced a memorable debut that effortlessly outpaces most everything else currently on the racks.

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	The Hypstrz: Live at the Longhorn

Bomp! reissue finds early '80s garage rockers to be the missing link between Nuggets and today's garage revival scene.

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	Nnenna Freelon: Blueprint of a Lady: Sketches of Billie Holiday

Nnenna Freelon has the best voice in jazz"

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	The Drones: Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By

Capturing the desolate side of the sea-and-surf life, this Australian band swims in dark waters with gut-wrenching results.

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	Chris Brokaw: Incredible Love

Best known for the bands he has been in, Chris Brokaw breaks free and asserts compelling individuality on his fifth solo release.

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	Various Artists: Brazilectro: Session 7

Ultimately, the sound of Brazilectro is as much or more about the ubiquitous influence of international modes -- house and hip-hop -- as indigenous expression.

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	Juelz Santana: What the Game’s Been Missing!

A! Now that Juelz has got your attention...

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10 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Rob Swift: Soulful Fruit

Before he helped the X-Ecutioners become all-stars, Rob Swift, in what some consider to be the first turntablist record ever, got soulful.

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