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Colette & DJ Heather: House of Om—Colette & DJ Heather

Om figures the only thing better than one hot female DJ is two hot female DJs -- and they're right.

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Josie Cotton: Movie Disaster Music

Return of one of the original new wave valley girls is intriguingly skewed, but slight.

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7 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

Nicki Jaine: Live

Cabaret vocalist mixes up sultry, surreal modernity with traditional numbers for great effect.

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The Holy Fire: In the Name of the World

As soon as they break free of past-worn territory, the Holy Fire just might become something great in their own right.

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Chris Stills: When the Pain Dies Down: Live in Paris

Singer-songwriter fare so light that it's weightless.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Audioslave: Revelations

A mere year and a half after Out of Exile, Audioslave tweaks the formula a bit, but manages nothing all that revelatory.

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All That Remains: The Fall of Ideals

The Massachusetts band comes along and injects the American metalcore with a dose of welcome energy.

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Boys Like Girls: Boys Like Girls

Something borrowed, nothing new.

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Steve Goodman: Live at the Earl of Old Town

Every song offers a reason to smile and sing along. He makes you want to brag to your friends about what a good deal you got, flirt boldly with a pretty person, and generally just goof around happily -- not an easy thing for a musician to do.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Susanne Abbuehl: Compass

Compass is pretty, but it is also largely unsatisfying, with Abbuehl's vocals lying buried (inexplicably) in the very spare mix.

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Delroy Wilson: The Best of… Original Eighteen Deluxe Edition

Original Twelve, the classic rocksteady-era compilation from Clement Dodd's golden boy, remastered and reissued with six bonus tracks. You do the math.

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DJ Khaled: Listennn… the Album

Heavyweight Miami DJ gets his hometown the attention it deserves.

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John Pizzarelli: Dear Mr. Sinatra

John Pizzarelli is the sneak attack version of the Young Fogey Movement in jazz singing.

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Open Door: So Close to Beautiful

The house that Open Door builds if filled with different textures bleeding into one domicile.

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6 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

Peter Wright: Red Lion

With limited appeal, this drone journey requires a certain frame of mind to truly enjoy.

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Flourescent Grey: Lying on the floor mingling with god in a Tijuana motel room next door to a veteri

Fluorescent Grey challenges the distinction between sound and music, crafting found sounds into textures that may or may not be songs, but are consistently interesting.

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6 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Dust Poets: Lovesick Town

Canadian indie folk-pop band returns with a set of weird, sentimental tales that hit just so.

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Iron Maiden: A Matter of Life and Death

The British metal legends defy the odds yet again on their strongest album in 18 years.

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6 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Danity Kane: Danity Kane

Unsurprisingly, the debut from graduates of Sean 'Diddy' Combs's Making the Band reality show matches spotless production with over-processed, faceless singing. This would make the ideal soundtrack for artificial insemination.

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Headlights: Kill Them With Kindness

The full-length by this Midwest trio comes on the heels of their phenomenal debut EP. Will lightning strike twice?

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