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	Ted Nash & Odeon: La Espada de la Noche

A state-of-the-art jazz saxophonist tackles tango and swamp music. Who says jazz all sounds the same?"

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	Kanda: All the Good Meetings Are Taken

How refreshing: A synth-pop band that treats itself as more than simply '80s throwback.

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	Applied Communications: Uhhh Sort Of

Noise collage artist Max Wood exhumes his own corpse, turning the death of his mother and his own existential crisis into a naked lunch.

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	Various Artists: The Best Mashups in the World Ever Are From San Francisco

In the here-and-now, there are few things quite as enjoyable as a good mash-up.

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	Superaquello: Bien Gorgeous

I just want to be the first to say it: this record is a psychedelic masterpiece.

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	Sinead O’Connor: Collaborations

In every case on Collaborations, you're reminded of two things that should actually be very hard to forget: O'Connor's voice is gorgeous, and she rarely competes with the song.

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	Need New Body: Where’s Black Ben?

Need New Body continue to laugh at out loud while keeping the joke to themselves on their scattershot third album.

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7 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Miss Kittin: Mixing Me

Miss Kittin is one of the very best and most imaginative DJs working today, but as enjoyable as Mixing Me is, it is still something of a gimmick.

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	Chris Hillman: The Other Side

Longtime Gram Parsons friend, Burrito Brother, Byrd, and Desert Rose man breathes new life into some of his quality back catalogue.

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	Fruit Bats: Spelled in Bones

Dropping in the dead-heat of summer, the Fruit Bats' latest is the sweetest lemonade.

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	Jill Cohn: Seven Year Surrender

The kind of album that can make even the most hardened cynic think twice before issuing judgment.

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7 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Afu-Ra: State of the Arts

Former Jeru the Damaja protégé sheathes lyrical swords, gets jiggy.

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	Télépopmusik: Angel Milk

French trio's sophomore release is less music for dancing than for the bookends of a night out.

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6 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	S.U.M.O.: S.U.M.O. Rebounces

A pair of industrious Swedes add their special touch to world dance music, rebouncing and remixing their way to an interesting result.

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	Joshua Redman Elastic Band: Momentum

The idea of a brainy and ambitious young saxophonist finally breaking out into his own is an extremely inviting bandwagon.

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	The Planet The: You Absorb My Vision

What we've got here is failure to communicate. In a word, The Planet The confounds.

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6 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Mayday: Bushido Karaoke

Ted Stevens and co. return with another country-gothic outing that possesses wit, charm, and a disquieting sense of dark beauty.

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	Glenn Hughes: Soul Mover

Black Sabbath and Deep Purple legend continues with perhaps his strongest album to date. The recipe helps with two bits of Chili Pepper however.

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6 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Flunk: Morning Star

If we had a modern equivalent of AM radio, this is what the stations would play.

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	Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks

The French mistress of bucolic bliss is still very much away with the fairies, none of whom have gone death metal since her first album.

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