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Tom Verlaine: Songs and Other Things

As a poet, Tom Verlaine is a guitarist.

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26 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

&nbTom Verlaine: Around

As a guitarist, Tom Verlaine is a poet. We have known this ever since his band Television issued "Little Johnny Jewel" as a two-sided single in 1975.

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Bitter:Sweet: The Mating Game

Does the world really need another sexy/vulnerable, tongue-in-cheek trip-hop act?

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Pat Martino: Remember: A Tribute to Wes Montgomery

The late Wes Montgomery was a hugely influential guitarist, and this record highlights the Montgomery side of one of a few guitarists whose tribute means a lot. Pat Martino does justice to the real Montgomery sound.

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The Coup: Pick a Bigger Weapon

The Coup's back to bomb the system, and they've brought the funk with them.

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Katatonia: The Great Cold Distance

Magnificent vocal melodies and exceptional songwriting craft collide on one of the finest metal albums of early 2006.

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25 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Latrice: Illuminate

Soul-house veteran enlists Kaskade and Jay-J to man the boards for first solo album. It's as smooth and lush as you can imagine, but still...

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Jandek: Khartoum Variations

Duchamp's urinal or Texaco's?

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Wordsworth: Mirror Music: The Deluxe Edition

The re-release of Wordsworth's 2004 debut proves that syndication might work for television, but it won't do for hip-hop. It's better to make new mistakes than to keep repeating old ones.

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25 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Super XX Man: X

X looks back on ten years of Scott Garred's own little brand of musical therapy.

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Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice: Gipsy Freedom

The mystic ones pull back their hoods, emerge from the mist, and reveal themselves as... regular guys? What the...?

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25 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ass Ponys: The Okra Years

For the most part, The Okra Years presents a better version of the Ass Ponys than the band's few fans from that era might remember.

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Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

A folk tribute to Pete Seeger that's about a thousand times as fun as that description might suggest, We Shall Overcome is also an album as American as apple pie, baseball and Bruce Springsteen.

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24 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Candi Staton: His Hands

Even if Staton had lived the life of Little Mary Sunshine, the ache in her vocals would make one believe that she has suffered. Just one "ooh", "aah", or "mmm" would turn anyone into a believer.

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Michel Camilo: Rhapsody in Blue

Paying tribute to Gershwin and being backed by a large orchestra doesn’t detract from Michel Camilo’s spirited performances on the ivories.

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24 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gecko Turner: Guapapasea!

He's so cool that he can groan, "How come you do me like you do me?" and sound as if he's saying something meaningful, even intriguing.

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Various Artists: Bay Area Funk 2

Fifteen rare and underground funk and soul tracks recorded in the Bay Area during the '60s and '70s. If that description sounds good, the album sounds better.

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Boyracer: A Punch Up the Bracket

Still think mohawks and boots are punk rock? Not compared to making music entirely on your own terms.

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Monty Alexander: Concrete Jungle: The Music of Bob Marley

The Jamaican jazz pianist takes on Marley, again.

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Santana: Santana III (Legacy Edition)

Vintage, high-energy, Latino psych-jazz-rock still sounds good 35 years on. Now, how do you suppose percussionist Thomas "Coke" Escovedo got his nickname?

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