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Spinnerette: Spinnerette

Former face of The Distillers exudes a blending of confidence and vulnerablity on this flawed debut.

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The Coathangers: Scramble

Would-be riot grrrls exceed expectations with a surprisingly deft sophomore outing.

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Magik Markers: Balf Quarry

Hartford duo continue to challenge their listeners and themselves with a noisy diatribe that aims to both alienate and comfort.

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White Rabbits: It's Frightening

Second album from the Brooklyn-based indie band looks to give them a new identity.

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Metric: Fantasies

Fantasies finds Metric displaying a progression and maturity that comes as easy to them as swagger and general smarminess comes to most groups in their position.

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Beep Beep: Enchanted Islands

More ambitious than it is actually successful by about half, Enchanted Islands is a gripping little miscalculation that is not without its share of captivating fumbles.

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Matt & Kim: Grand

Brooklyn, New York DIY duo give punk/new wave a little less polish on its much-anticipated second LP.

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CSS: Donkey

While the album is focused in its intentions but scattered in its creation, CSS put a lot of effort into keeping their role fresh -- even as they sometimes hang by a thread.

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Hercules and Love Affair: Hercules and Love Affair

Damaged emotion, carnal frenzies, and genuine club bangers mark an exceptional debut from Andy Butler and his myriad guests.

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The M's: Real Close Ones

Third album from these Midwest rockers matches their personality with an even bigger sound.

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Islands: Arm's Way

Nick Thorburn and company deliver an album so lavish and over the top, that you have to marvel at the fact that they actually almost pull it off.

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Joy Division: The Best of Joy Division

The legendary post-punk pioneers get Rhino's famous "Best of" treatment. Sadly, we all could have made this album ourselves.

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Robyn: Robyn

Nearly three years after its initial Swedish release, one of the best records of 2005 finally gets an official, slightly reworked, U.S. issue.

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The Plastic Constellations: We Appreciate You

Indie Noise-Poppers try to show some thanks before calling it quits.

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Foxy Shazam: Introducing Foxy Shazam

Okay, let's see if losing the exclamation point in their name makes Foxy Shazam's music any better.

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Hercules and Love Affair: Hercules and Love Affair

Damaged emotion, carnal frenzies, and genuine club bangers mark an exceptional debut from Andy Butler and his myriad guests.

Daniel Rivera
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Brakes: Give Blood

Punk goes country when this British dream team tackles their first LP with WANTON ABANDON.

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Paradise Boys: The Young & The Guest List

We may have killed dance punk, but Paradise Boys REALLY want to make you dance.

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Billy Corgan: The Future Embrace

The curious incident of the bored rock star and his first solo album.

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Nine Black Alps: Nine Black Alps EP

The NEXT next big thing in Rock? I doubt it.

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Deerhoof: Green Cosmos

Would-be No-wavers refuse to be pigeonholed with this surprisingly enjoyable, and endlessly inventive EP.

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M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us

These critically hailed shoegazers return with a sophomore effort that tends to be as predictable as it is satisfying.

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