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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 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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 // 11:00 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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5 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Africa Remix: Ah Freak Iya

Art and music join together to form an interesting and attractive recording from an exotic land.

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5 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Saul Zonana: 42 Days

Summertime is upon us and that means everything is heating up... and Zonana's new album is hot...

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	Partyline: Girls With Glasses

The party line on this Partyline is simple: Fun, mildly nostalgic but altogether uninspiring.

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	Morning Spy: The Silver Age

A fine record with loud echoes of other fine bands and records. If they're not careful someone might accuse them of something untoward.

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	Tord Gustavsen Trio: The Ground

This delicately balanced piano trio blends slow tempos, a gospel feel, and delicious restraint into something lovely. You almost feel guilty for liking something so beautiful, but this music gets under your skin and into your head.

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	Grey DeLisle: Iron Flowers

Critics will alter their year-end lists, thanks to this stellar album to which descriptions like 'Americana' or 'traditional' do not begin to do justice.

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5 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Richard Davis: Details

This is a minimal house record recorded with a deep house sensibility, and fastened to a sincerely gorgeous pop framework.

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	Jordan Chassan: East of Bristol, West of Knoxville

Chassan's living in his own private Tennessee and there ain't no place he'd rather be singing and playing his homemade music.

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	Various Artists: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver - Live

Yee-haw: a concert held to honor a real honky tonk hero shows the pleasures and perils of tribute discs.

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