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2 Oct 2006 // 8:00 AM

Kath Bloom: Finally

Less avant-garde than her work with Loren Mazzacane Connors, but transparently lovely, Finally marks the return of an eccentric and engaging songwriter.

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Jeff Walker und die Fluffers: Welcome to Carcass Cuntry

Former grindcore great goes hillbilly. Why not?

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Boy Eats Drum Machine: Pleasure

Boy Eats Drum Machine mines some freely available breaks to create an album that's... interesting.

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2 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Republic of Safety: Vacation

Since the evolution of Broken Social Scene, the musical communities of Toronto and Montreal have tightened, with people from both cities co-operating in different bands

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Killers: Sams Town

"This album is one of the best albums in the past 20 years. There's nothing that touches this album." -- Brandon Flowers, to MTV News, May 2006

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Johnny Adams: The Great Johnny Adams R&B Album

Adams might be a great vocalist, but this set doesn't have that one great performance he needs.

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Chatham County Line: Speed of the Whippoorwill

While Chatham County Line is certainly a traditional bluegrass band, they aren't afraid to provide creative variations to an established theme.

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: Panic in Babylon

On Panic in Babylon, the master of reggae dub still has a fire in his belly and complete mastery over the recording studio.

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Jenny Piccolo: Jenny Piccolo

A 52-track, 36-minute discography from the late but not quite lamented hardcore act, Jenny Piccolo.

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Nouvelle Vague: Bande a Part

French Bossa Nova enthusiasts release another batch of reimagined new wave covers.

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nina Nastasia: On Leaving

On Leaving might as well be called On Ageing and Disillusionment.

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Modwheelmood: Enemies and Immigrants

When he isn’t with Trent Reznor, or biting the hand that feeds, Nine Inch Nails’ band member Alessandro Cortini has a side project called

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Stefon Harris: African Tarantella: Dances with Duke

Rooted in the past, vibraphonist Stefon Harris blossoms on his new disc, staking a personal claim on the legacy of a jazz hero.

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29 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

The Receiver: Decades

If you can let go and float along with the Receiver, their Decades is a lovely little escape.

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Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects: Listen Up

We may not know who Mr. Tube is, but we do know he writes a decent tune.

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29 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Bosque Brown: Cerro Verde

Hurricane Katrina tests but does not shake the faith of Mara Lee Miller, who finds solace and musical inspiration in the storm.

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Dirt Road Logic: Great Lake Heart Ache

Coming down the same road as previous alt. country bands like The Drive-By Truckers and Old 97’s, Dirt Road Logic are intent on keep the

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Ezekiel Honig: Scattered Practices

Danger: can cause drowsiness; do not operate motor vehicles or fast-spinning, sharp-toothed chainsaw while under the influence of this record.

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Chancellorpink: Chancellorpink

Just because it's possible to record and produce a CD alone doesn't mean you couldn't use a helping hand.

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mohair: Small Talk

It's not hard to imagine Mohair becoming one of those great bands known for being equally skilled as album artists and crafters of classic pop singles.

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