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Jeffrey Luck Lucas: What We Whisper

Dark and brooding, this album is rich in texture if consistently glum in tone.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pere Ubu: Why I Hate Women

Thomas still frequently sings with that halfway hiccup in his voice, as if he can't get the words out without being slightly nauseous. The overall sound tells one right up front that life is ugly and hard. But there is also a subtle beauty in the noise.

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The Dogg, The Doctor, & Death Row

By consistently giving us addictive beats and hot lyrics, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have had an undeniable influence on the world of rhyme. This is dedicated to the rapper and the producer who were down from Day One.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hatebreed: Supremacy

America's favorite hardcore band delivers its BEST BEST BEST album EVER EVER EVER!

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Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys: Legends of Country Music

In his rowdy Texas way, Bob Wills was just as avant-garde as any other musician America has ever had.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Isles: Perfumed Lands

These songs, though well executed and mostly rising above the influences that inform them, pass by without delivering much impact

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ska Cubano: ¡Ay Caramba!

A sort of modern lounge album, ¡Ay Caramba! is a fun and very well performed melding of national styles that are similarly appealing and yet are comprised of very different ingredients. Combining the recipes works.

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Alias & Tarsier: Plane That Draws a White Line

Alias and Tarsier are so reverential toward each others' work that they spend far too much time staying out of each others' way.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brett Dennen: So Much More

Dennen's second album is eloquently written and effortlessly beautiful.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

David Bixler: Call It a Good Deal

Jazz group takes accessible journey into new sounds.

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Shawn Glyde: Alternate Rhythm

Glyde attempts to recreate the jazz album backwards, and while the results are strong, it seems like a mere stunt.

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21 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Donkeys: Donkeys

A San Diego foursome brings pop and country, blues and psyche into lazy focus on 10 killer cuts that are as demanding as you want them

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21 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

The Never: Antarctica

Antarctica is an impressive, artistic audio-visual multimedia experience...or something like that.

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21 Sep 2006 // 4:15 AM

Featuring former members of Antarctica and Christie Front Drive, the 101 has a garage sound emanating out of its polished power pop punk rock. “Dancing” is

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Various Artists: Doo-Wop Forever, Volume 2

Doo-Wop collections focuses on unknown acts and songs, most of which don't deserve to be forgotten.

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El Aviador Dro: Eléctrico!: The Best of Aviador Dro 1978 - 2006

Storied Spanish synth-pop techno band remains a mystery, despite this first US release.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pete Yorn: Nightcrawler

A good album from a maturing artist of great talent.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lamb of God: Sacrament

The Virginia quintet continues to raise their middle finger to anyone and everyone, their congregation continuing to grow exponentially.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

John Mayer: Continuum

If that stinky “Wonderland” taste is still in your mouth, a dose of “Continuum” will go a long way towards knocking it right out.

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Chris Thile: How to Grow a Woman From the Ground

The Nickel Creek front man and mandolin marvel drops back for a relatively traditional bluegrass date, featuring other young hotshots and a couple of modern rock covers with a Kentucky tinge.

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