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27 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Awesome Color: s/t

Stooge-ology students transcend imitation, achieve Ig-dom on blistering debut.

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The Lonesome Heroes: Dont Play to Lose

Dreamy country that blurs the lines of country, indie and psychdelia.

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A Change of Pace: Prepare the Masses

Most groups release their debut and then tour the hell out of it, but the key is whether they break up and hate each other

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27 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Zukanican: Horse Republic

Horse Republic is not the album to play if you're feeling hungover.

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Old Crow Medicine Show: Big Iron World

Where many other groups feel the need to approach traditional material with an eye on preserving it, Old Crow Medicine Show intend to make it live and breathe.

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27 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

DJ Shadow: The Outsider

Everyone who ever loved Shadow's music owes it to themselves to judge The Outsider on its own merits.

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Marisa Monte: Universo Ao Meu Redor

I am in awe of all the respect and love that Monte gives to her nation's greatest musical form; everything is precision, class, beauty, and these are good things.

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Marisa Monte: Infinito Particular

It's just kind of... there, sitting in the corner, looking sweet but not really wanting to dance.

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Tomasz Stanko Quartet: Lontano

You know how sometimes you just can't see what all the fuss is about? Unsettling, isn't it?

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Angela Desveaux: Wandering Eyes

A country album that works as bright, enjoyable pop music.

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Blue Sky Black Death: A Heap of Broken Images

Two producers introduce themselves with a two-disc debut, which, like many double albums, is creative, ambitious, and a few tracks too long.

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Urban Delights: Revolution No. 1

The well-pedigreed Anglo-German duo make a techno-garage party album that's always disposable and only intermittently fun.

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27 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cabin Dogs: Electric Cabin

Think of a contemporary look at groups like The Band and you get the idea as to what Cabin Dogs are all about.

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26 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

The 1900s: Plume Delivery

Chicago co-ed octet makes a worthy addition to the twee-pop dictionary.

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26 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

Azeem: Craft Classic

Wonderful lyricism from the underexposed hip-hop scene... Sound sadly familiar?

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26 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

The Penny Loafers: Side A

The Penny Loafers have recorded a decent little college a cappella album, but it's not enough to propel them from the shadows of UPenn's other a cappella groups...

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Black Helicopter: Invisible Jet

This Invisible Jet provides a good ride, but stays a little short on thrust.

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Jimmy Thackery with the Cate Brothers: In the Natural State

As a 1920s record advert might say, it sure was a good day for the blues when Jimmy Thackery got together with the Cate Brothers. Arkansas music!

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Basement Jaxx: Crazy Itch Radio

Beats, bleats, and everything in-between. But can you dance to it?

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26 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Paul Burch: East to West

Joyfully eclectic, Burch's sixth album is sure to be one of the best country albums of the year.

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