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Sinéad O'Connor: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

Nearly perfect, and overflowing with determined beauty, one of the best recordings of the 1990s is given its due.

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Jill Sobule: The California Years

Like Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson, Jill Sobule delivers razor-sharp appraisals with a side of humor and humanity.

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April Verch: Steal the Blue

A warm foray into country music's best side: despair and doubt with a smile.

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Jeremy Jay: Slow Dance

A synth-driven poem of longing.

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Conway Twitty: Lost in the Feeling

Suaveness defined through country pop -- this is Conway Twitty.

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Wavves: Wavvves

More sunny, noisy pop that's good for today.

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Magnetic Morning: A.M.

Swervedriver's Adam Franklin and Interpol's Sam Fogarino create a record that will appeal to the subconscious, while sometimes confusing the conscious.

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Barbara Morgenstern: BM

A lesser work, BM still captures the guts of a technological society.

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James Yorkston: When the Haar Rolls In

Existing in a place that includes the Decemberists and Sufjan Stevens, the under-heard James Yorkston equals their excellence.

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The Knux: Remind Me in 3 Days...

A soundtrack for all the latest commercials and mall-store openings.

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The Secret History: Desolation Town

An EP with the promise of great things to come.

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Eden & John's East River String Band: Some Cold Rainy Day

A little more cultivating in the dirt and they should be good to go.

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The Gourds: Haymaker!

A dozen years in, the Gourds have made their best record yet.

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FreQ Nasty: Fabriclive 42

FreQ Nasty further cements the Fabric label's reputation.

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Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings

A legend's output is doubled with stellar results.

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Herman Dune: Next Year in Zion

Herman Dune takes clear talent to a professional level, unfortunately ignoring personal maturity.

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Unbunny: Sensory Underload: Uncertain Tracks 1996-2008

In Unbunny’s nimble hands, indie rock becomes a bit more majestic.

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Shearwater: Palo Santo

Bravely challenging, this is a haunting, exceptional record.

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Villalobos, Ricardo: Salvador

Bringing 'dance' to the physically inept, with an eye on Art.

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Eleventh Dream Day: Zeroes and Ones

One of the most consistent of rock bands offers a profound questioning of life on their latest.

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Hudson Bell: When the Sun is the Moon

1990s guitar-rock made a decade later, managing to be compelling if not wholly original.

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Kate Rusby: The Girl Who Couldn't Fly

Beautiful and precise, Rusby's latest shows her growing again.

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