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Tangerine Dream: Madcaps Flaming Duty

After 40 years, Tangerine Dream still manages to make interesting, complex music.

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PoGirl: Home to You

A folksy, rural album straight out of Vancouver.

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Pela: Anytown Graffiti

Pela are a self-styled "American" rock and roll band, with Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, Wilco, and the Hold Steady as guiding influences.

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Land of Talk: Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

Montreal has become, in some ways, a massive enclave of indie bands where buzz-worthy artists come out, seemingly, everyday.

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k-os: Atlantis - Hymns For Disco

Canada's hip-hop king returns with another album of eclectic sounds.

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Beneath the Sky: What Demons Do To Saints

Beneath the Sky's first effort isn't quite there yet.

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Bettie Serveert: Bare Stripped Naked

Dyk's pleasant vocals shine in this CD/DVD package.

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D-Block: The CD/DVD Mixtape

The CD/DVD Mixtape has some interesting tracks, but ultimately feels unfocused.

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The Big Sleep: Son of the Tiger

From a tiny apartment in Brooklyn, the Big Sleep offers up thrills and danger worthy of noir.

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Ladyfinger (ne): Heavy Hands

Sound and fury, without enough fury.

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Andy Fairweather Low: Sweet Soulful Music

Low returns from the 1960s to make lovely pop music.

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Lithops: Mound Magnet

It's worth the effort to explore what this album has to offer.

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Grey Does Matter: Your Job Will Kill You

Good New York music. What else can you say?

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Patti LaBelle: The Definitive Collection

LaBelle's work is fabulous. This collection is not.

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Natalie Walker: Urban Angel

From a maturing artist, an album that is at times both all-consuming and brilliant.

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The Lesser Birds of Paradise: Space Between

A slow-moving, emotionally powerful album for particular tastes.

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Christina Carter: Electrice

A sonically interesting musical journey.

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The Walkmen: Pussy Cats

An uneven labor of love from one of the best bands today.

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Angela Desveaux: Wandering Eyes

A country album that works as bright, enjoyable pop music.

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Brett Dennen: So Much More

Dennen's second album is eloquently written and effortlessly beautiful.

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Pete Yorn: Nightcrawler

A good album from a maturing artist of great talent.

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Amy Millan: Honey from the Tombs

An interesting, confused, and ultimately satisfying solo album from the Stars vocalist.

Edward Xia
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Everclear: Welcome to the Drama Club

People say Everclear is washed up. Reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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The Dears: Gang of Losers

What makes the Dears a cut above, a band that deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as its Canadian indie compatriots the New Pornographers or Broken Social Scene, is the voice of Murray Lightburn.

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