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Various Artists: Touch 25

British label Touch celebrates a quarter century of conscientious devotion to electronic music.

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The Rosewood Thieves: From the Decker House

The Rosewood Thieves are a NYC band just pining for the simple things—a country house, a fire against the cold, etc. Their debut EP,

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Electric Lights Flashing Very Fast: Let There Be Lights EP

Electric Lights Flashing Very Fast is a talented group of thunderers, well able to wind up their music and send it bursting over you in jellied, semi-psychedelic waves.

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Monsters Are Waiting: Fascination

Updated '80s-style mall-goth, done right.

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Agalloch: Ashes Against the Grain

Agalloch's third album continues to tread new ground, and the results are electrifying.

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14 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Zox: The Wait

I like Zox.  These boys have spunk.  They rock when they need to rock, they’ve got the tender side that makes the

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Christian McBride: Live at Tonic

A triple-dose of jazz bass monsterhood -- one slice of contemporary fusion followed by two slices of jam-o-rific guest-laden funk. Get your jazz groove on.

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14 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Format: Dog Problems

Dog Problems sounds like Disney on crack -- which makes for one of the best albums of the summer.

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The Delgados: The Complete BBC Peel Sessions

John Peel is sadly gone, and the Delgados are sadly no more. Yet this two-disc compilation from one of Scotland's finest does both the band and the radio icon extremely proud.

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14 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Ides of March: Vehicle

This hodge-podge by a Blood Sweat & Tears sound-alike, rushed out to capitalize on the title track's success, fails to live up to that song's campy ludicrousness.

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14 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Syd Matters: Syd Matters

Essential for a good songwriter, Matters' tunes never become predictable.

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14 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Catherine Russell: Cat

She's got a voice that can sell anything from salad dressing to credit card debt. After years in the industry, she's releasing her debut.

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Rachael Sage: The Blistering Sun

We may have a new leader in the battle of the fiery redheads with seven albums and an affinity for the piano...

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14 Aug 2006 // 5:00 AM

The Nervous Exits: Get Out

The Nervous Exits are a band on Myspace.com. Can you imagine? A band on Myspace.com! Unbelievable! Fortunately they tend to make you want

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14 Aug 2006 // 3:00 AM

Bob Sinclar: Western Dream

Superstar French DJ samples C&C Music Factory: What's wrong with this picture?

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The Tall Ships: Paint Lines on Your Glasses Look Up at the Stars and Play Them As Notes

The Tall Ships aren’t about those large schooners and old boats that dock in various North American harbors every year.  Rather, they are

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13 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Sebadoh: III

For a brief shining moment this was the sound of stoner rock.

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Dirty on Purpose: Hallelujah Sirens

Dirty on Purpose, firmly planted in the indie music world, try their darndest on their sophomore effort, Hallelujah Sirens, not to be pinned into any subgenres.

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13 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Tim OReagan: Tim OReagan

The Jayhawks' drummer steps out from behind the drum kit for a fabulous first effort. And you thought Louris and Olson made the band what it was? Think again folks.

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Motorhead: 2-Disc Deluxe Expanded Editions

By the mid 1980s, Motorhead's definitive records were behind them, but these satisfying efforts assured that the band would be rock-and-roll elder statesmen rather than has-beens.

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