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25 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

La Pieta makes pleasant, literal indie pop with a female vocal and a limited musical appeal. The trio’s style is simple, building off acoustic-strummed

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Badly Drawn Boy: Born in the U.K.

Middle of the road Britpop from a former Mercury Prize winning New Brit Hope.

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25 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trivium: The Crusade

If the closest point of comparison is mid-'80s Metallica, how bad could it be?

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Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball: The Complete Concert

Ever wished you could hold on to a memory and preserve it in tangible form? Apparently, Sarah McLachlan can show you how it's done.

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Street Dogs: Fading American Dream

Street Dogs release their third album, Fading American Dream, with the goal of making people think about current events, and what the album lacks in originality it makes up for in spirit.

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Dead Moon: Echoes of the Past

The story of Dead Moon is as much about making a statement as the music itself.

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Now It’s Overhead: Dark Light Daybreak

Andy LeMaster looks towards arena-sized rock on his third outing as Now It's Overhead.

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25 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Eric Bachmann: To the Races

Solo debut of hipster-turned-troubadour cuts a melancholy figure of aimless wanderlust

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Parenthetical Girls: Safe as Houses

This is dark, challenging, ugly, pretty pop music.

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24 Oct 2006 // 1:15 AM

Ready or not, here comes math-folk, with Hella killing you softly.

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:45 AM

The Avett Brothers: The Gleam

Though this release finds the band exploring quieter territory, there's a tangible intensity throughout many of these songs.

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The Sadies have no interest in making exceptional music, which is, of course, how really fun records get made.

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:15 AM

Maps of Norway: Sister Stations

Electro-pop and guitar rock merge in a powerful combination.

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Honeycut: The Day I Turned to Glass

Debut release from genre hopping West Coast trio ultimately fails to convince, though it has its moments.

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Beach House: Beach House

Baltimore duo spins soft vocals, electrified keyboards and mechanical percussion into pearlized fogs of melancholy pop.

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hatori, Miho: Ecdysis

Allow her to reintroduce herself: her name is Miho.

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Walkmen: Pussy Cats

An uneven labor of love from one of the best bands today.

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James Kochalka Superstar: Spread Your Evil Wings and Fly

So, uh, what exactly is "chooglin'," anyway?

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cut Copy: Fabriclive.29

Solid mix for the Fabriclive series fuses the latest in hard-edged electro with unabashed '80s throwbacks, and a few surprises from the vault.

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Riley Baugus: Long Steel Rail

A traditional music fan will appreciate Baugus' interpretations; but if you are new to this genre, you'd best find another introduction.

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