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27 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edu K: Frenétiko

Stand aside, Federline. Actual Brazillian Edu K manages to work baile funk influences into a much more convincing, if thoroughly unsubstantial, party mix of punk and funk.

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Jason Collett: Idols of Exile

Hit-and-miss solo effort from undeniably talented Broken Social Scenester.

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27 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Oakley Hall: Second Guessing

Oneida cofounder heads back-to-basics with his countrified band of sun drenched romantics.

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One Session: Bobby B presents: The Hidden Treasures Vol. 1

I don't know what kind of herbals they got in exchange for this CD, but it's certainly worth a blunt.

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Röyksopp: Röyksopp’s Night Out

A Live EP from Norwegian duo that adds nothing to their canon but a Queens of the Stone Age cover.

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The Battles: Tomorrow’s Eager Hands

Dreamy art pop that can make the heart shiver in its cage.

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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones: The Hidden Land

The Flecktones manage to mature even as they return to their basic sound. The Hidden Land awaits.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mclusky: Mcluskyism

With the collector's version coming in at a robust three CDs, Mcluskyism is as comprehensive and well put together a parting shot as you're likely to see this year.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Delays: You See Colours

Harder, better, faster, stronger: Delays adopt an edgier sound (for them) on their sophomore album.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Ocean: Aeolian

For a collective, these German metal musicians stay remarkably focused on their fourth album.

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William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

A curious collection of shards and fragments from the downtown New York free-jazz bass guru comes together in an archaeological quest for cultural connections.

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The Robocop Kraus: They Think They Are The Robocop Kraus

What's interesting about Robocop Kraus' new disc are a Teutonic sense of the ridiculous, and a healthy dose of good old funk.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Secret Mommy: Very Rec

Secret Mommy operates on a pronounced policy of "nothing loops more than twice", which has the effect of making the record extremely difficult to parse.

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Hooverville: Follow That Trail of Dust Back Home

A celebration of good Southern music: ya'll listen up...

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Markus Schulz: Without You Near

Several months later, how does the popular trance DJ's "artist album" hold up?

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23 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Envelopes: Demon

Envelopes are coming. You've been warned.

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(Long) John Baldry: Boogie Woogie: The Warner Bros. Recordings

Lost in the heyday of Rod Stewart and Elton John was Long John Baldry, the eclectic talent who inspired the twosome to new heights. His two Warner Bros. albums, each half produced by Stewart and half by John, became signatures of all three gents.

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23 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Liam Howlett: Back to Mine

Little more than what you might expect from a burnt party CD given to you by a friend with good record collection.

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The Rogers Sisters: The Invisible Deck

Short, jagged songs stretch to hallucinatory drones on this Brooklyn dance-punk trio's ground-breaking third record.

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jdwalker: them get you… them got you

Grab your mind machete because this album forces you to hack your way to the fringes of hip-hop and, once there, the environment ain't so accommodating.

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