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Red Sparowes: Every Red Heart Shines Towards the Red Sun

The Red Sparowes’ Every Red Heart Shines Towards the Red Sun contains elements that are driving building to elements that are fast, and the resultant

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9 Nov 2006 // 7:00 PM

Dr. Dog: Takers and Leavers

Five guys and six songs equals 23½ minutes of rambling, lo-fidelity pop. The EP is fun in a goofy way.

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Zea: Insert Parallel Universe

Copious quirk and a sense of humor. What's not to like?

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The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America

From bar band to arena-ready rockers, the Hold Steady reach near-Springsteenian heights on their third album.

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Bryan Estepa: All The Bells And Whistles

Aussie artist Bryan Estepa sounds like he's grown up on a healthy dose of The Jayhawks and Uncle Tupelo.

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9 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Tartit: Abacabok

Comparisons between Tartit and the better-known Tinariwen seem inevitable, but, really, there's no reason why one should be confused with the other, or why you shouldn't like both in different ways.

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The Shimmers: The Way You Shine

Marah side project makes a star out of singer Eden Daniels, as she takes the reins of a genre-hopping, live-off-the-floor kind of album.

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Dwight Yoakam: Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. [Deluxe Edition]

The 20th anniversary reissue of Yoakam's major-label debut includes both his 1981 demos and a live show from the Roxy in L.A.

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9 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Tiga: Sexor

Despite its tongue-in-cheek take on electroclash and its naughty persona, Tiga's debut album never really takes off

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Diana Ross: The Definitive Collection

Billboard named Diana Ross 'Entertainer of the Century' in 1976. Thirty years later, The Definitive Collection is a dazzling testament to that still prestigious honor.

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Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift

Sixteen years old, blonde, willowy, and undeniably gorgeous, Taylor Swift is every marketing man’s wet dream girl

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Evanescence: The Open Door

Evanescence are showing their scars on The Open Door, but it's not just through the usual lyrical outputs.

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Dark Globe: Nostalgia for the Future

Many people claim that the members of Dark Globe created the first breakbeat album when they released Mondo Scurro, but on their latest record, Nostalgia

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8 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Inquiet: Yé-Yé Bears

Which genre does this belong to? Naif-noise?

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8 Nov 2006 // 7:00 PM

No Wait Wait: About You

The dark About You is at its best when it mixes fragile country-rock in with the bigger pop-rock sound.

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Popup: Lucy, What You Trying To Say?

The Glasgow pop/art/rock band offers a two-track teaser.

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Reissue of the Quiet Beatle's fourth solo album from 1973 includes a few extra b-sides and a bonus DVD.

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The Free Spirits: Out of Sight and Sound

Blow your mind with a blast of mid-'60s psychedelic, jazz-rock perfection.

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8 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Sol’Jibe: Marinero

Do not write these guys off just because they are a world music jam-band from Las Vegas; they are actually really good, quite ambitious, and

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Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor Meum

Unfortunately, there are multiple moments where McCartney sounds less like he's composing a classical work as he is a film score (and one to some lightweight romantic-drama, at that).

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