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14 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Black Wire: Black Wire

The band whose performance inspired the Kaiser Chiefs' "I Predict a Riot" look to carve out their own success, but are less successful at it.

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14 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Advantage: Elf-Titled

Nintendo rock! Get off your couch, put down your controller and dance.

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14 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sam Champion: Slow Rewind

New York band prove themselves worthy Malkmus-worshipping balladeers, if only they’d ditch the feedback.

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14 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

A soft, sensual masterpiece of muted bossa nova from this NY-by-way-of-Rio songwriter

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The Beatings: Holding on to Hand Grenades

Boston's art punks conjure up the ghost of that city's '80s college rock heyday

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Music critic tries to branch out with his own music and turns musician. Can it be? Yes, and it can be good too.

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Cloak-N-Dagga: Def Con Zero

As Canibus continues to fight a losing battle with his own skills, he brings Phoenix Orion on board to form Cloak-N-Dagga, rap's newest dynamic duo.

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Kings of Damnation leaves you to contemplate what a serious talent Zakk Wylde really is.

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New Radiant Storm King: The Steady Hand

Western Massachusetts indie rock vets make good on a long awaited return to aluminum.

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Live mandolins duel across the whole musical spectrum.

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The Celluloid Years collects rare hip-hop nuggets from the '80s and charts the intersection of hip-hop beats and Bill Laswell.

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ryoji Ikeda: Dataplex

Instead of a modern studio, one imagines the tracks on Dataplex having been constructed inside an industrial cleanroom of the same type that manufactures microprocessors and semiconductors.

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Rollie Pemberton, writer, turns into Cadence Weapon, rapper, for an album as two-faced as the man behind it.

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10 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Back after a 40-year hiatus, early musique concrète pioneer returns with a three part collection of eerily manipulated shortwave radio noise, of which this is the second part.

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10 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Moreau: Nova Scotia

Have you ever wondered what it's like to use an entire stick of butter on one piece of toast? Moreau explore this delicacy and others on their latest.

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Various: I am the Resurrection

The transfiguration of John Fahey from a folk guitarist into the pantheon of great American composers, delivered through interpretations of his work by a group of oddball independent artists like himself.

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Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers: Pandelirium

On album number three, the Shakers show no signs of slowing down, but some kudzu is starting to grow on their cartoony Southern goth shtick

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Long-forgotten 1970s singer-songwriter, excavated from obscurity by reissues label, deserves a second (or first, really) look.

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Luke Doucet: Broken (And Other Rogue States)

It's still a real shame that absurdly talented writers and performers like Luke Doucet are condemned to fly well below the popular radar.

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It works as a fun soundtrack to a dimly-lit, vodka and Red Bull drenched basement party. But if you really want to kick the party into gear, the album’s older brother is still the one to podcast.

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