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26 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Four Tet: Remixes

Kieran Hebden is the scavenger of the corners and the cracks. He pulls rogue elements of folk from everything rather than the genre itself. And all the pieces fit, which is what makes this album truly fascinating.

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Tuxedomoon: Bardo Hotel Soundtrack

You want experimental post-rock from a classic underrated band? You got it.

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Anders Parker: Anders Parker

Parker's songs turn down flashy for something much more welcome and rare: enduring.

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Custom Made: Sidewalk Mindtalk

This recording is meant to whet the appetites and spread the word to those who may of have not previously heard Custom Made perform. Based on the evidence found here, there should be no hurry to release the next one.

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26 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Damnwells: Air Stereo

Country, pop, and rock blend smoothly and successfully on the broadcast from the Damnwells' Air Stereo.

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22 Nov 2006 // 5:03 AM

Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Promising start from charming (if young) Toronto indie-rock Brock-worshippers.

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Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Warp Records continue to dip their toes into decidedly un-electronic waters, with their latest signing, Born Ruffians. Hailing from Toronto, this trio unleash short, crisp

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22 Nov 2006 // 5:01 AM

Eric Chenaux: Dull Lights

Desolation never tasted so sweet.

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New London Fire: I Sing the Body Holographic

Electro-pop with a combination of Depeche Mode aesthetics and Oasis sensibilities.

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The Low Lows: Fire on the Bright Sky

On their final album, the duo of Parker & Lily recorded a ballad called “The Low Lows”, all shivery keyboards, barely breathed, slumberous vocals and

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21 Nov 2006 // 9:01 PM

Jay-Z: Kingdom Come

Jay-Z has pulled off the world's best example of "shooting oneself in the foot": making a really really good record about how that particular record is the best ever.

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21 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Starflyer 59: My Island

On album number ten, Jason Martin shows that he can play guitar and, y'know, rock. If only he had written some lyrics to go along with those tunes.

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Laurent Garnier: Retrospective

The variety of styles presented on Retrospective is wide enough to easily make the case for Garnier as one of the most visionary dance producers of the last 20 years.

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21 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

MXPX: Let’s Rock

MXPX rocks hard, and sometimes hardly rocks.

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21 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Silk: Always & Forever

There's a right way and a wrong way to do a cover. More than that, there's a thin line between the two.

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Isobel Campbell: Milkwhite Sheets

Think earth, sky, wind, water, but don't forget the human component. The music may be dreamy, but it's always passionate.

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Massiv in Mensch: Clubber Lang

Clubber Lang is the closest Massiv in Mensch has ever come to a pop masterpiece, but don't count on crossover success for the German electronic duo.

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Swollen Members: Black Magic

For a band whose name should imply otherwise, Swollen Members' latest album is oddly flaccid.

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21 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Electrelane: Singles, B Sides and Live

Not only an opportunity for fans to get their mitts on hard-to-find material, but a damn fine 'Beginner's Guide to Electrelane' in the bargain.

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Third Wheel: On Account of the Atmosphere

Chicago’s Third Wheel was founded by two life-long friends, Jeremy Babcock and Shawn Schlag, who’ve been performing under that moniker for over a

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