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12 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Two Ton Boa: Parasiticide

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a band with two bass guitars sound less funky.

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12 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Fleshies: Scrape the Walls

Fleshies make great music -- until Jello Biafra makes an unwanted appearance.

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David Kimbrough Jr.: Shell-Shocked

At question is whether a musician can extend things in this or that direction, and very possibly the performer of "Shell Shocked" can.

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12 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Freeheat: Back on the Water

Let's be honest. A good portion of this record will tease your endorphin receptors the way all those great Mary Chain songs did.

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Shawn Colvin: These Four Walls

A glut of singer-songwriters are vying for attention in 2006, but it would be a shame to forget an artist whose two-decade career has likely inspired a flock of imitators.

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12 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Hilltop Hoods: The Hard Road

You can't think of Australian hip-hop now without running into these guys, and they're a perfect touchstone for anyone remotely curious about what this term "Aussie hip-hop" even means.

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Mojoe: Classic.Ghetto.Soul

This San Antonio, Texas, duo's got the right vibe. Now they need stronger lyrics and patient fans.

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Messer für Frau Müller: Triangle, Dot & Devil

Russian neo-lounge act's camp and kitsch belies its complex sampling and arrangements.

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The Husbands: Theres Nothing Id Like More Than To See You Dead

YOU try telling these primal r'n'r gals that women can't be Husbands.

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Silent Civilian: Rebirth of the Temple

Spineshank is to Fear Factory as Silent Civilian is to...

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12 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Mint: Magnetism

Belgian group's second album is full of college radio-friendly charming pop.

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Eric Matthews: Foundation Sounds

If you get off on the link between Aaron Copland and Eric Matthews, then more power to ya! But I'd rather build my house on good old solid rock (& roll), instead of Eric Matthews' Foundation Sounds.

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Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

Reviewing this album is like trying to describe a cool and sunny Sunday afternoon -- no liberal expenditure of adjectives and verbs can recreate the experience of just sitting and taking it all in while relaxing.

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The Rapture: Pieces Of The People We Love

Record of the year candidate from one of dance-punk's enduring bright spots.

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Sam Moore: Overnight Sensational

Sentimentality is weighed down by dubious conceptualization on Overnight Sensational.

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Various Artists: Defected in the House: Eivissa 06

Both a time capsule of the current club scene on the island of Ibiza, and a historically-minded examination of past sounds.

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11 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

New Buffalo: New Buffalo EP

As with so many stopgap EPs, it's an eclectic, so-so afair of questionable re-release value.

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The Big Eyes Family Players: Do The Musiking

Chamber music for the iPod generation.

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Bobby Previte: Coalition of the Willing

A "nonjazz" record of assertive instrumental rock from a great downtown drummer -- both political and funky in its intentions, it arrives with purpose.

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11 Sep 2006 // 7:00 AM

Nat Baldwin: Enter the Winter

Freeform musician continues to surprise in ability to be accessible and push boundaries.

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