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Perhaps not that many people have noticed, but it's been well over a decade since Snoop Dogg had an original thought.

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Bruised, heartbroken stories from the city that confirms Elbow as one of the very best bands in Britain.

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The Dammitheads: The Heart of the Matador

They have the name of a heavy metal band, but they are as sparse and muscular as a rock and roll band can be.

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Yellowcard: Lights and Sounds

Yellowcard reaches for its Big Important Statement but only manages to grab a heaping pile of utter mediocrity.

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16 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Man: Helping Hand

The somnambulant journey you take with Man is beautiful, shadowy, and illusory.

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Nina Simone: Sings the Blues and others

With two brand new reissues and one new compilation, Nina Simone is presented as both pop star and preacher.

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Who Made Who: Who Made Who

Who Made Who are a Danish trio bent on playing disco non-ironically.

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Bombay Dub Orchestra: Self-Titled

Unfortunately, only half as cool as it sounds.

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16 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wagëblë: Sénégal

Their album may be Sénégal, but their emotion is universal.

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16 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various: Congotronics

Six new bands help Konono No. 1 expand the sound of the Congo street aesthetic.

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Tom Brosseau: What I Mean to Say Is Goodbye

These songs are grounded in the reality of life, reducing complex ideas to the simpler terms in which we process them.

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Bedsit Poets: Summer that Changed

Sleepy melodies and Dreamy lyrics. If there is an album of lullabies for adults, this may be it

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Tha Alkaholiks: Firewater

They've been around for thirteen years, but Tha Liks would have you know they haven't changed.

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gregor Samsa: 55:12

Gregor Samsa create long, moody indie-ambient landscapes in which occasional monsters spring out at you.

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sound Mirrors is the sound of two old friends having an absolute blast creating some stellar music. Who could expect anything less?

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various: States of Abuse

Record Label Entartete Kunst turns protest into art, but its latest release is heavy on politics and light on rap. The trick is to find the balance.

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tarkio: Omnibus

Aww…Colin Meloy's baby pictures.

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14 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The ghost of Frank Zappa looms large over the latest project from ex-Wall of Voodoo frontman Stan Ridgway

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Shawn Mullins: Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor

Mullins may still be well beneath the radar, but his strong Crescent City-themed set suggests everything’s gonna be alright.

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Ghislain Poirier: Breakupdown

Ghislain Poirier has mostly succeeded in crafting a tight and satisfying sonic experience.

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