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7 Mar 2007 // 9:03 PM

Hug: Heroes

Hug: should sound pretty warm, right? Producer John Dahlbäck’s fuzzy pseudonym had me fearing that Heroes would be one of those folktronic cuddlecore

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:02 PM

Prosser: Prosser

The project of Eric Woodruff, former of Delay, is a spacey rock-meets-Americana album that meanders from one very good song to another. Although there are

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Citizens Here and Abroad: Waving, Not Drowning Citizens

With Waving, Not Drowning, Citizens Here and Abroad suffer a lack of distinction. Impeded by an unpalatable homogeneity, the album fails to distinguish the band

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The Last Town Chorus: Wire Waltz

It's not twangy enough to be country, it's too languid to be called pop -- it's just, well, dreamy.

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Rivulets: You Are My Home

A high lonesome vibe pervades the album, as if the arrangements were just imaginary friends brought in to testify to Nathan Amundson's private musings.

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Thirdimenson: Before the End Begins

Swedish alt-rockers Thirdimension go to church and find themselves on a live album that serves up strikingly beautiful acoustic renditions of material from their first two albums.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Amon Tobin: Foley Room

These are field recordings at their most viscerally involved, built into their tracks from the ground up.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Radicalfashion: Odori

Odori is where the romantic era and the electronic age meet.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ranarim: Morning Star

The apple-cheeked bounce of a hopped-up village green.

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Eamonn Coyne and Kris Drever: Honk Toot Suite

Eamonn Coyne and Kris Drever aren’t knee-deep in either Celtic music or bluegrass, but instead weave a nice and nifty combination of the two.

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6 Mar 2007 // 9:04 PM

The Roches: Moonswept

The three Roche sisters possess lovely voices and the ability to create stunning vocal harmonies that just take one's breath away.

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6 Mar 2007 // 9:03 PM

Huntsville: For the Middle Class

Serene but inventive drone-based music from improvisation-minded Norwegians.

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The Summer Wardrobe: The Summer Wardrobe

Like Texan psychedelic pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators, Austin-based band the Summer Wardrobe enjoy melding traditional country instruments into a heady brew of trippy cerebral

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6 Mar 2007 // 9:01 PM

The Elders: Racing the Tide

When people think of Celtic rock, they often think of the Waterboys or the Pogues. The Elders, with lead singer (and Irishman) Ian Bryne at

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Cajmere vs. Green Velvet: Ministry of Sound Sessions

I don't believe that Curtis Jones is mentally ill, but I do think he's having a lot of fun.

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Coleman Hawkins: At Ease with Coleman Hawkins

Taking it easy, to a fault.

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Chip Taylor: This Side of the Big River

This 1975 record from the writer of "Angel in the Morning" is probably the only country record to feature a jazz fusion electric piano breakdown.

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Kristoffer Ragnstam: Sweet Bills

If all it took was exuberance, this Swedish drummer and songwriter would be on every radio station, all the time

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Patriarch: Son of a Refugee

Bay Area rapper Patriarch mines his Palestinian and activist roots to make a debut record that takes aim at ending corrupt government politics, poverty, and ghetto violence.

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Johnny Cash: Cash: Ultimate Gospel

The latest compilation of the Man in Black's spiritually-themed songs offers both religious and secular appeal, particularly with a few previously unreleased tracks for fans to enjoy.

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