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6 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ludacris: Release Therapy

After four records, hearing the phrase “Ludacris has a new album” is well less a cause for actual anticipation than a autofired obligation, a low-risk low-reward investment, like a Coke, or a sitcom, or a sack of pizza rolls.

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6 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dan Bern: Breathe

Breathe finds a Dan Bern whose Big Ideas have gotten smaller, as he tries to parse the personal relationships and struggles of everyday Americans.

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Señor Coconut and His Orchestra: Yellow Fever!

German maverick remakes Japanese synth pop in traditional Latin styles. If he were Swiss, he'd be called Yello.

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Dave Hollister: The Definitive Collection

Hollister is definitely a throwback to an earlier generation, representing for all of those hard-working regular guys without the washboard abs or hot dance moves.

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Dave Holland Quintet: Critical Mass

One of the top bands in jazz today sends out another zinging-great record.

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6 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Open Mind: The Open Mind

'60s psychedelia purged of all whimsy, wonder, and utopian overtones, the Open Mind's heavy, druggy anthems foreshadowed 1970s hard rock

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6 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Before the Dawn: The Ghost

Death metal isn’t really my cup of tea, but if it’s done properly, it can even cause some minor, occasional, sporadic head-banging on

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5 Oct 2006 // 8:00 AM

Land Shark: Land Shark

Leave it to a Texan to bring back dirty, industrial-edged, boot-stompin' techno.

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5 Oct 2006 // 6:00 AM

Marble Valley: Wild Yams

Ex-Pavement drummer seeks ecstasy in whiskey, weed, sunshine, God, and fuzzy guitars... but never loses his sense of humor about it.

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5 Oct 2006 // 4:00 AM

Cepia: Atlantic Blood

To be fair, a remix disc isn't perhaps the best introduction to an electronic musician's work.

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DJ Kurupt: Koch Records: Summer Heat - The Mixtape

Good things on the horizon from rap's refugee camp.

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5 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nicolay: Here

On his debut album, Dutch producer Nicolay finds a healthy balance between emotions and music, relaying romanticism in every track.

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Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveSounds

You can take the boy out of the band, but can you take the band out of the boy? Timberlake answers with a resounding, "YEAH!"

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The Future Sound of London: Teachings From the Electronic Brain

The first career retrospective from the premier UK techno-experimental duo does a good job showcasing their glistening, evocative sound -- if you must stick to a single disc.

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John Waite: Downtown Journey of a Heart

John Waite, former lead singer with '70s rockers the Babys and "supergroup" Bad English has his downtown-bound heart set on making a comeback by rediscovering his past with this refreshing "greatest hits" collection of solid acoustic cuts.

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5 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Motor: Klunk

I must be the bearer of bad news and inform you that Motor's Klunk is perhaps the best techno CD you will hear all year.

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5 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

All City Affairs: Bees

If justice exists, All City Affairs' multi-genre mash-ups will be the sleeper hit of 2006.

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Various artists: Radio Algeria

Intoxicating collages of radio-transmitted rai, chaabi, desert blues, and synthy pop open an impressionistic window onto Algeria's musical culture. But if you don't already know what you're listening to, you're out of luck.

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Caribbean Jazz Project: Mosaic

Professional and accomplished and populated with classy musicians.

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5 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dan Reeder: Sweetheart

It’s a hit and miss album though, with “Pussy Titty” and “Pussy Heaven” futile attempts at comedy.

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