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Black Crowes: Freak N Roll… Into the fog

Recorded at San Francisco's famed Fillmore, Freak 'N' Roll is a reminder that the Black Crowes once possessed (and are still capable of possessing) magical powers.

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Various Artists: In Prison

Who'd win if we put a compilation of prison songs on trial? You decide.

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The Master Musicians of Joujouka: Boujeloud

The thumping of the drums is so relentless that it seems to be trying to beat you down and drown you in a state of pre-consciousness.

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Bob Schneider: The Californian

Cool-ass literate funky weird sardonic soulful stuff.

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Songs of Green Pheasant: Aerial Days

Collection of home recordings and rare tracks is intermittently beautiful, but not a cohesive entry point for non-fans of Songs of Green Pheasant

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16 Nov 2006 // 10:00 PM

Earl Greyhound: Soft Targets

Calling out T. Rex, Slade and especially Led Zeppelin, this NYC trio splices monster hooks and thunderous drums to catchy glam-rocking choruses.

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16 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Eglantine Gouzy: Boamaster

Boamaster feels like an enticing pre-sexual tease, centred on cocoons, secrecy, and a dark, faintly threatening, aura of childishness.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

I:Cube: Live at the Planetarium

French producer I:Cube (Nicolas Chaix) offers this set recorded live at the Planetarium de La Villette in Paris during the StarBall festival last year.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Pretenders: Pretenders

One of the best one-two punches in rock and roll gets the well-earned deluxe treatment.

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Staind: The Singles 1996-2006

Definitive hits collection from one of the most misunderstood bands of the new millennium.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Dexter Romweber: piano

Short programme, late Romantic post-Liszt piano music, freshly composed and freshly played con amore.

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Strange Fruit Project: The Healing

Strange Fruit Project offer help without condescension; it's just the kind of healing we can all use.

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Kahil ElZabars Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang: Big M

Just how deep do you want to go?

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IV Thieves: If We Cant Escape My Pretty

Isn't it a little late for bands to start aping Oasis?

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Dona Dumitru Siminică: Sounds From a Bygone Age Vol. 3

He sounds like a mature 30- or 40-something alto woman armed with the mournful fatalism of a second Coleridge contemplating the albatross.

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Chico Hamilton: Juniflip/ Believe/ 6th Avenue Romp/ Heritage

Force of music slightly disguises this set's 85th Birthday element. It's not about how long Chico Hamilton's been here, but what he does and why he's here!

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Osvaldo Golijov: Ainadamar

In the early 21st century, an era driven by forces of globalization, a composer who stands ready to make a similarly significant cultural contribution is Osvaldo Golijov.

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Verbal Kent: Move With the Walls

In the rap world, a brush with death can be the necessary fodder to turn heads, as the chart-dazzled 50 Cent and Cam’Ron have discovered

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15 Nov 2006 // 10:00 PM

Lily Frost: Ciné-Magique

The fourth album from Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Lily Frost is an addictive delight.

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Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child: The Very Best of Billie Holiday

Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.

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