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27 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Evil Nine: Fabriclive 28

Evil Nine works some wicked magic on Fabric's latest compilation of nightclub party grooves.

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26 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lord Jamar: The 5% Album

Lord Jamar, actor and Brand Nubian alumnus, shows there's more to hip-hop than jewelry and tomfoolery.

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Henson Cargill: A Very Well Travelled Man

A 27-track collection from Henson Cargill, most of which you wouldn't recognize except for "Skip a Rope". The baritone singer does have his moments though.

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26 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Run Chico Run: Slow Action

Another solid album by the one Victoria, BC band you probably haven't heard about.

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26 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Kraak & Smaak: Boogie Angst

The breaks-influenced Dutch trio blend jazzy rhythms, breaks and a retro, diva vocal vibe into a pleasant, light mix.

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Daniel Smith: Be Bop Bassoon

Even the thorough application of this great bassoonist, with as good a threesome as could reasonably be hoped for, can not establish serious claim for bassoon as a versatile horn in jazz. "Birk's Works" is nonetheless lovely... music not to laugh at, but smile with!

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Various Artists: The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson

The real question is whether the latest effort to honor the legendary songwriter is any good. The simple answer is yes.

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26 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Four Tet: DJ Kicks

Insomuch as Kieran Hebden's sound is unassailably unique, his DJ Kicks is also a rather indescribable experience.

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Irving: Death in the Garden Blood on the Flowers

An album full of worthy successors to the pop rock legacy of The Cars. All in all, a pitch perfect soundtrack to summer.

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India.Arie: Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship

On her third album, Arie becomes glazed with easy listening grooves, but inevitably pulls through with soul and introspection.

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Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror

Escovedo's brush with death yields one of his best records.

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25 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Abe Duque: American Gigolo II

American Gigolo II offers a pleasantly comprehensive summation of one of the decade's more unique labels.

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Bill Evans and Randy Brecker: Soul Bop Band Live in New York

A welcome revival -- note the accusing use of the word "Greed" in Hiram Bullock's vocal! Not a bad start, but by the second CD the word is Excellent, soulful, bopful.

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Andy Caldwell: Universal Truth

Looking for a jam to get your mojo working? Need to get your groove back? The soundman from the electronic super-group Soulstice serves up a collection of tunes that will keep you hyped up all year long.

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25 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Matt Costa: Songs We Sing

Not as mellow as Jack Johnson, Matt Costa's debut album is a very consistent, engaging, and charming piece of pop rock that taps into classic influences.

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	Willowz: Seeinsquares (2006): Richie James Follin, Alex Nowicki, Jessica Reynoza - PopMatters Film

A band that got its first big break through the movies revisits the visual format with mixed success.

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The Plastic Constellations: Crusades

Sacrificing feel for precision, The Plastic Constellations deliver a lackluster album full of overwrought prowess and too many missed chances.

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Judas Priest: The Essential Judas Priest

In the early 1980s, Judas Priest's brand of metal was punk for most Americans, the music you played to give the finger to the mainstream.

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Beatnik Filmstars: In Great Shape

The world has changed in the seven years since the Filmstars' last record, but their knack for turning out lo-fi pop gems remains unerring. Plus: a hip-hop influence!

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Daedelus: Daedelus Denies the Day’s Demise

A strong enough contender that it could conceivably be a breakout record for both artist and label.

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