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	Los Super Seven: Heard It on the X

If you were able to pick up these 'outlaw' stations coming from just south of the Texas/Mexico border, then you got a wild, eclectic mix that included rock, norteno, country, Texas swing, and R&B that the mainstream American stations were afraid to play.

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	Frank Hewitt Trio: Not Afraid to Live

Frank Hewitt died before his first album came out. He was 66, and with Louis Hayes on drums and Ari Roland on bass, his second album demonstrates a sort of piano music sought for years. Why wasn't he heard?"

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	Fantomas: Suspended Animation

The greatest supergroup on the planet have decided to tackle the crazy world of cartoon music. Heaven help us all.

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	Chatham County Line: Route 23

If all you need from an album is sincerity, then start polishing off the Grammy right now; this record is caked in sincerity, covered in it like mud on a 4X4.

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	The Arts and Sciences: Hopeful Monsters

Recorded mostly live in just two weeks, the new album from Atlanta-based songwriter Paul Melançon and his band flexes its meta-song muscles.

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	Edie Sedgwick: Her Love Is Real… But She Is Not

I tried really hard to like Edie Sedgwick’s debut album Her Love Is Real… But She Is Not. The concept remains very promising: an

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	Gruff Rhys: Yr Atal Genhedlaeth

Get out your Welsh-to-English dictionaries! Or not! It doesn't matter!"

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31 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Marbles: Expo

Former Apples in Stereo leader Robert Schneider follows the cultural zeitgeist and ditches the '60s for the '80s. Surprisingly, it mostly works.

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	The Lumberjacks: The Goodie Mob Presents… Livin’ Life as Lumberjacks

The Goodie Mob try the power of positive thinking to deal with the loss of another member, compelling the remaining two MCs to pose under the beard of the Lumberjacks and release an album that works hard but not especially well.

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	Jarboe: A Mystery of Faith

Jarboe comes to terms with her past as a member of Swans and World of Skin, finding a pile of rarities to release in the process. Her fans rejoice.

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31 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Fischerspooner: Odyssey

While electroclash was lost at sea, Fischerspooner spend years finding their way back to the past.

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	Monty Alexander: Live at the Iridium

Monty Alexander at his best in superpianist with bass and percussion mode. Exhilarating!"

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31 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	AK-Momo: Return to N.Y.

There are few things more disheartening than listening to a soulless record. AK-Momo's generic trip-hop is much more yawn-inducing than arousing.

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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band: Horses in the Sky

GY!BE frontman Efrim returns with his band of never-merry minstrels for a fourth outbreak of desperately angry choral-folk-protest-postpunk heartbreak. More plaintively than ever, they cut like a life.

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30 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Paris Combo: Motifs

Its fourth album finds the multiracial French quintet bursting with confidence, catchy melodies, taut arrangements, and unmitigated fun.

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	Monade: A Few Steps More

Stereolab cofounder releases a dreamy lounge escape that is engaging despite its laid back cool and will take you in as far as you wish to go.

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	Fembots: Small Town Murder Scene

A surprising (and mildly eclectic) musical journey; sometimes lonely, other times just noisy...

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30 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Evens: The Evens

Fugazi's Ian MacKaye gives his much-abused vocal chords a rest on the first release from his new folk-rock project with the Warmer's Amy Farina.

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	The Dissociatives: self-titled

Advanced genre math: Dance + Grunge = Pop. The Dissociatives are sweet enough to give you cavities.

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	Cast Iron Filter: Falls of Rough

This ambitious Americana concept album -- call it a musical 'Winesburg, Ohio' -- is sunk by too-slick production.

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