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The Flamin Groovies: Bust Out at Full Speed: The Sire Years

Final three albums from regressive San Francisco rockers are packaged together in this latest reissue.

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The Disco Students: I Beg to Differ

When’s the last time you picked up a double-disc CD retrospective of a band that’s been around for a quarter of a century

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Michael Powers: Prodigal Son

A ready roughness, no lack of vigour or talent, a bit rushed. Genre: early Rolling Stones with Brian Jones.

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12 Dec 2006 // 8:01 PM

Mute Math: Mute Math

Mute Math could make a huge, epic record, but all they've done here is show us they're capable of that without completely delivering.

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Etta Jones: Dont Go to Strangers

Don't Go to Strangers is the power of the human voice, revealed yet again.

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12 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

JJ Baron is a consummate storyteller who weaves his tales around shimmering pedal steel and six-string acoustic.  The singer’s debut album, Brand New

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12 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Ciara: Ciara: The Evolution

I want Ciara to succeed, because she seems to be a nice fun sexy pop star and we need more of those.

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Dave Matthews Band: The Best Of Whats Around Vol. 1

The perfect primer for the new fan, it also deserves to worm it's way into the collections of Dave's diehard fans.

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Brightboy: Love For The Streets

Brightboy aren't just a Killers wannabe band, though they stray in that direction.

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12 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Pinback: Nautical Antiques

Enter indie stalwarts Pinback. Enter rarities collection Nautical Antiques. Enter one of the finest additions to their catalog.

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12 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Cut Copy: Fabriclive 29

Cut Copy seem like the kind of DJs who are happy merely to play good records.

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Pete Townshend: Empty Glass

The highlight of the recent set of Townshend reissues -- and of the last 25 years of the man's career, for that matter.

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11 Dec 2006 // 8:03 PM

WonderGround: Become Water

Languid lo-fi pop from some LA drifters.

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11 Dec 2006 // 8:02 PM

Form of Rocket: Men

The guitarist of death-punk outfit Form of Rocket is named Peter Makowski.  There is a song at the end of the album titled “Peter

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11 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Brighter: Out to Sea

A collection of b-sides and rarities from a band whose career was terribly underrated... as seems to still be the case.

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11 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

The Crash: Pony Ride

One of the best "Britpop" albums of the year, courtesy of a band from Finland.

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11 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Landon Pigg: LP

Landon Pigg’s debut album is not at all what I expected from this former kiddie-music singer (his credits include a pair of Ronald McDonald

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11 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Converge: No Heroes

Yet another reminder of just how scarily talented this band is.

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Jim Jones: Hustlers P.O.M.E. (Product Of My Environment)

At its core, Dipset is about quantity over quality. When Jim Jones raps, it's more quantity than quality.

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Rediscover: Call Me When You Get This

At times, this is rather painful dance rock to listen to, going nowhere fast.

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