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Gary Clark Jr.: Seeing Is Believing

If you have a chance to check Clark out live, do so. He sounds fine in a studio setting, and I encourage you to grab his new disc. But like most of the better acts, especially of the jazz and blues idioms, he needs to be seen to be appreciated, and believed.

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Spoek Mathambo: Father Creeper

With a lot going on, South African Spoek Mathambo's second album unleashes township tech on unsuspecting passers by. While it's good, it doesn't quite fully hang together.

Jez Collins
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Living Colour: Live at CBGB's

At its best, this look into Living Colour's past reminds the listener just how strong a voice this band brought to the world in its day; rarely have such songs of uncompromising honesty been celebrated with Grammy awards and sales in the millions. At its worst, Live at CBGB's is inexplicable: while it's a pleasant listen, the reason for its coming to the light of day now seems as obscure as is its all-too-often muddled sound.

Seth Limmer
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