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Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3: ...Tick ...Tick ...Tick

Wynn and the Miracle 3 have finally captured the energy and spontaneity of their live performances in the studio, resulting in an early contender for one of the year's strongest rock records.

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The Howling Hex: You Can’t Beat Tomorrow

Restructuring his Howling Hex, Neil Michael Hagerty records a variety show pilot and releases it alongside a slapdash assortment of unassumingly brilliant avant-Americana.

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Various Artists: Heartworn Highways

Have a toast in honor of terrific, previously unreleased music from a documentary film about some of Texas' best hard drinkin' singer-songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell and many others.

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15 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Centro-matic: Fort Recovery

In the 10th year of Centro-matic's illustrious career the Denton, TX band gives us their finest outing to date. It is what Centro-matic has always been capable of and the band absolutely nails it.

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Teairra Mari: Roc-A-Fella Records Presents Teairra Mari

Giant hip-hop Roc-A-Fella label introduces Teairra Mari and leaves her to struggle all by herself.

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Various Artists: New York Noise 2

Soul Jazz goes back downtown to unearth another impressive collection of no-wave, mutant funk, and other assorted dissonance from either side of 1980.

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Tres Chicas: Bloom, Red and the Ordinary Girl

Bloom, Red And The Ordinary Girl looks back occasionally to 2004's Sweetwater, but taken as a whole this is essentially an evolution in sound.

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Willie Nelson: You Don’t Know Me: Songs of Cindy Walker

Willie sings from the Great American (Country and Western) Songbook.

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Garrison Starr: The Sound of You and Me

A singer-songwriterish singer-songwriter effort from a fine singer-songwriter.

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14 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rhett Miller: The Believer

Oh, Rhett! Talented Old 97s singer-songwriter finds himself caught up in an overproduced album of pop-by-numbers.

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14 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Stone Jack Jones: Bluefolk

Patty Griffin protg's second album finds the sweet spot between blues and folk.

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Dilated Peoples: 20/20

With 20/20, the team of DJ Babu, Evidence, and Rakaa the Iriscience, "back for the very fourth time", clearly intends to refocus and sharpen its vision for a return to past glory.

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Lords of Altamont: Lords Have Mercy

By-the-numbers LA garage punks are far from deification.

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13 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Advantage: Elf-Titled

Occasionally we need music that makes no grand statements and demands only to be played loud at a party.

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13 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Metal Hearts: Socialize

If you think your high school diary set to music might sound good, this album is for you.

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Cypress Hill: Greatest Hits From The Bong

You can't call it Greatest Hits From The Bong and forget all the songs that introduced me and my generation to joys of smoking pot.

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13 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Milosh: Meme

Toronto electronic artist turns break-up into shimmering glitch pop.

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The Primeridian: Da Allnighta

This is hip-hop music to comfort as you drift off to sleep, swirling purple-blue smoke and gentle grooves. Oh, it's dope, too.

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Various Artists: Futurism Aint Shit to Me 2

Germany’s KYO Records puts out an independent hip-hop compilation that’s everything you’d expect -- and it’s fun, too!

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The Playwrights: English Self-Storage

Tired of treading water in the same shallow pools of post-punk past? Have we got a band for you....

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