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19 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Muse: Black Holes & Revelations

Muse impresses, and continues to impress on Black Holes, not only because they have the Romantic classical harmony-fueled huge stadium sound down pat, but in the details that show a band mature and talented.

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19 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gilles Peterson: Back In Brazil

Once more, Peterson takes us to South America to expose the world to the past and present of Brazilian jazz and dance.

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19 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lola Ray: Liars

On their sophomre outing, Lola Ray show an admirable amount of growth -- but they've still got a ways to go.

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Bryan Sutton: Not Too Far from the Tree

This album gives Sutton the justifiable opportunity to step to the forefront of an album, while presenting a tribute to -- and celebration of -- bluegrass guitars and guitarists.

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Pete Zimmer Quintet: Burnin Live at the Jazz Standard

Joyous stuff -- five brilliant musicians with an astonishing range of jazz expression instating old virtues, including simple statements, tuneful on foundations of unobtrusive complexity.

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18 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Feist: Open Season

Otherwise delightful, a Mushaboom cloud hangs over this album of remixes and collaborations.

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18 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

uncing Souls: The Gold Record

Credit has to be due to a band that can continue to tweak its sound, mature, and still stay true to its roots all at the same time.

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Aoki Takamasa & Tujiko Noriko: Twenty-Eight

The album appears like a beam of sunshine on a warm spring day: pleasant and warm, but of extremely brief duration.

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Carl Hancock Rux: Good Bread Alley

It might not be your cup of tea, but maybe you need to drink something besides tea for a change.

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18 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Karrin Allyson: Footprints

A stunning program of post-bop jazz standards from a mature singer out on the mainstream edge.

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Lisa Germano: In the Maybe World

Lyrically, In the Maybe World is quite good. Musically, it could induce narcolepsy.

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed: PCP Torpedo/ANbRX

The world's fastest band gets the remix treatment.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

DJ Logic: Zen of Logic

DJ Logic returns to the instrumental turntablism game with an album that is stubbornly eclectic, tough to feel and even harder to comprehend.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cex: Actual Fucking

Cex's Rjyan Kidwell goes back to indie rockin'. Think Maryland Mansions, except less depressing.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Casey Driessen: 3-D

This record changes everything. Witness a free-wheeling Americana near masterpiece.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Unai: A Love Moderne

The second album from Swedish producer Erik Möller dares you to laugh at its Eurodisco take on romance, then sucker-punches you with genuine emotion.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Agent Sparks: Red Rover

"This is only going to break my heart," Agent Sparks singer Stephanie Eitel sings on "Mr. Insecurity". And that's exactly what this mediocre album is going to do with expectant indie fans.

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Pieces of a Dream: Pillow Talk

It's never a good sign when you half expect every song to suddenly be interrupted with a voice saying "Your call is very important to us, and a representative will be with you shortly."

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Adored: A New Language

The Adored's eagerly anticipated debut album is a vibrant mixture of wry social observation and catchy hooks that packs a hugely entertaining punch.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Some Girls: Crushing Love

The sophomore release from Juliana Hatfield's all-female side project, a winner combining edge with sweetness.

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