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17 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Go Betty Go: Nothing Is More

These ladies possess The Rock in equal or greater proportion to their rockingest male counterparts, and the fact that they're not already superstars is baffling.

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17 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dogs: Turn Against This Land

They seem like one of those groups that kicked around the London scene aimlessly until some Diet Coke-slugging A&R rep was ordered to find 'some bands that sound like those Frank Ferdinands'.

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	Talking Heads: Talking Heads: 77 / More Songs About Buildings and Food / Fear of Music / Remain in

Following last year's career-spanning Brick box set, the first four studio albums from the seminal art-pop band are reissued as individual DualDiscs.

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16 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Horrorpops: Bring it On!

For a band with as much attitude as Horrorpops convey, their sound is surprisingly poppy, an attribute that only works to their benefit.

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The Kallikak Family: May 23rd 2007

The Kallikak Family has created one of the most memorable experimental efforts of 2005. It is music Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi would have bobbed his head to.

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Cinderpop: Their Skies Are Beautiful

Another Canadian pop band delivers a CD that is anything but ho hum.

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16 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cat Power: The Greatest

Seventh full-length for indie singer-songwriter was recorded at Memphis' Ardent Studios with the help of some soul veterans.

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16 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gangbé Brass Band: Whendo

Gangbé Brass Band sound like a group of men leading a parade down the road with streamers flying over their heads and the sun shining.

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Various: Nao Wave Revisited

An EP of just competently remixed Brazilian post-punk raises more questions than you need to have answered.

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16 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sutekh: Born Again

Born Again presents an exceptional example of how future remix collections should be approached.

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	Various Artists: Não Wave Revisited: Brazilian Post Punk 1982-1988

An EP of just competently remixed Brazilian post-punk raises more questions than you need to have answered.

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15 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Gangbé Brass Band: Whendo

Gangbé Brass Band sound like a group of men leading a parade down the road with streamers flying over their heads and the sun shining.

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13 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Time: Before There Was

1968 debut of long-forgotten/never-known semi-experimental rock band finally sees light of day, works better as historical artifact than album.

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Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Chosen by the people, a young quartet with a frontman touched by greatness deliver a sometimes fine, sometimes fantastic, always fun debut with feeling. Pass it on...

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13 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Coloma: Dovetail

This is a persistent record that is both haunting and comforting. It's not for fans of genres and subgenres, but for fans of music. It definitely applies to you.

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Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee: Walk On

Sonny and Brownie are in great form in this live performance. Too bad the record is only half theirs.

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Feel the room swayin', while that ole band keeps on playin' one of Parton's old favorite songs from way back when.

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13 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various: Noches de Hip-Hop

A perfectly serviceable comp if you're just learning about rap en español.

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13 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Roll Deep: In at the Deep End

Watered-down grime-for-beginners that fails to capture the spark of Kano's Home Sweet Home, but still with enough radio-ready hits and grime bangers to chalk up another worthy entry in the growing catalogue of essential Brit-hop.

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	Todd Rundgren: Best of Todd Rundgren Live

A collection of Rundgren's legitimately beloved hits played live by various high-calorie bands between 1979 and 2004. The rock iconoclast is at his most melodic and tuneful but will seem overproduced by post-punk ears.

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