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	Dirty Americans: Strange Generation

Another hard rock band that's going to save rock from indie nerds and technophiles. Yeah, right... if only Yo La Tengo could kick these guys' asses.

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	Louie Vega: Elements of Life - Extensions

A famous remixer makes a solo album, then asks other DJs to remix it. Bland Afro-Latin jazz-dance music ensues.

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	One Be Lo: S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.

De la asked where you were when you first heard Criminal Minded. The Rawkus era pined about Resurrection. One Be Lo seeks to be the Next Coming.

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26 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jane: Berserker

Join Panda Bear of Animal Collective and his DJ friend Scott Mou for a spiritual hour of gentle noise and pleasant drones. Y'know, if you're into that sort of thing.

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	Herbie Hancock: Speak Like a Child

This is every bit a product of the sea-changes in jazz at the time, a melancholy and affecting snapshot of a fading era.

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	Half-Handed Cloud: Thy Is a Word and Feet Need Lamps

It's Friday night church time: disordered music and bizarre stories that mostly work out.

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	Consafos: Tilting at Windmills

In the vein of the Cowboy Junkies if they were cloned by Lou Reed who was being horsewhipped by John Cale, Consafos take sparse haunting songs and knead them into delicious sonic nuggets.

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	Black 47: Elvis Murphy’s Green Suede Shoes

Kirwan's songs are overstuffed with hyperromantic ravings, undisciplined wordplay, and things no honest man would say.

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25 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Z-Trip: Shifting Gears

Even when Z-Trip overreaches, the result is never less than consistently fun. When it does hit, however, Shifting Gears achieves something quite sublime.

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25 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Volta Sound: Dandelion Wine

The Volta Sound evoke the not so groovy '60s while setting out to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Can the Summer Of Love and 2005 co-exist without driving each other crazy? And more importantly, should we care?"

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25 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Stand: Transmissions

Stand could be the next big thing: they know how to sing, play, and compose. The problem is, it all sounds just a little too redundant.

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	David Francey: The Waking Hour

Fourth full-length from Juno Award winner Francey is an album rooted in traditional folk. A mixed bag, its stronger songs can be unusually powerful.

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	Bunky: Born to be a Motorcycle

(timidly) Knock knock. (brusquely) What the path-wurd? (whispers) Bunky. (loudly) What? (shouting stubbornly) BUN-KEEE!!.

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	Bottom of the Hudson: Songs from the Barrel Commando

This one-man band issue old songs making him seem to be way ahead of his time. And they're good songs!"

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	British Sea Power: Open Season

Probably the first time anadiplosis has ever been used in a rock review. But that's the kind of band British Sea Power want to be.

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	Bruce Springsteen: Devils & Dust

It is, by turns, a country record, a folk record and even a bit of a rock record. It is thick with atmosphere, awash in violence and a shadowy mythology redolent of the Old West.

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	Christopher O’Riley: Hold Me to This: Christopher Riley Plays Radiohead

This is nothing less than a wholesale reinvention of one of the greatest and most versitile catalogs in modern pop music.

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24 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The National: Alligator

What if Leonard Cohen fronted The Psychedelic Furs with some country-pickin' guitars on board? No, I don't think we're in Brooklyn anymore either, Toto.

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	Be-Bop Deluxe: Axe Victim [reissue]

Bill Nelson has been many things in his long musical career. On his first band's debut album, for instance, he was David Bowie with a guitar solo fetish.

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24 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Blueprint: 1988

The MC/producer who quit a highly paid job in computing and spent years on the grind for the love of his art finally releases his debut. S'all good.

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