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Cobra Killer & Kapajkos: Das Mandolinenorchester

Making kraut haute.

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Boduf Songs: Boduf Songs

Boduf Song sounds like an even more melancholic version of Nick Drake, whose guitar plucking drowns Six Organs of Admittance in an ocean of overwhelming sorrow.

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The Kallikak Family: May 23rd 2007

The Kallikak Family has created one of the most memorable experimental efforts of 2005. It is music Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi would have bobbed his head to.

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Fifths of Seven: Spry From Bitter Anise Folds

Sadly, the perfect accompaniment of the times.

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Karl Broadie: Nowhere, Now Here

Far removed from his Down Under homeland of beer, footy, and Vegemite, Karl Broadie has actually crafted one of the finer examples of Americana of the past few years.

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Heathen Shame: Speed the Parting Guest

Horrifying, terrifying, revolting doesn't even begin to describe this pile of shit. Heathen Shame is really a shame.

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Himuro: Mild Fantasy Violence

For now, may the androids alone dream of electric sheep.

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Chin Up Chin Up: We Should Have Never Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers

If it was still 2004, these auteurs of atmospherics would have released one of the finest releases of the year.

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The Works: The Works

The Works are the masters of heartfelt pastiche, taking the swirls, swells, runs and flourishes of the psychedelia genre, piecing together moving pictures of free love and acid trips.

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Major Stars: 4

One of the album's ample musical sequences seems to evoke Jehovah, general of heaven, controlling cosmic battle sequences between Heaven and Hell with his formidable lead guitar.

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Piano Magic: Disaffected

I don't see any daisies sprouting out from this grave.

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Maktub: Say What You Mean

I wanna have frontman Reggie Watts's babies.

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Feist: Let It Die

Eleven sensual spirituals meant for those lounge-dwelling existentialist souls.

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Dirty Projectors: The Getty Address

Good art impresses. Great art transforms. Unfortunately, The Getty Address is merely good art.

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Robbers on High Street: Tree City

Tree City consists of 13 tracks of tightly-wound, musically-literate passion from musicians who themselves are conscious of the awesomeness of their output.

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Relient K: Mmhmm

A non-objective unabashedly biased declaration - thank you Relient K, for making my life a better one.

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Brandon Wiard: Painting a Burning Building

Brandon Wiard's schizophrenic musical genius is given full range here, from glorious pop pastiche to trailblazing eclecticism.

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Transmissionary Six: Get Down

The latest entry in the oft-revised 'Hipster Bible', is the Transmissionary Six's third album worthy of canonization?"

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Efterklang: Tripper

Efterklang's otherworldly debut effort proves why the Icelandic instrumental is the classical music of the 21st century.

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Thirdimension: Permanent Holiday

With a more focused sound to call their very own and the development of a social conscience they are capable of ascending the pantheon of the rock Gods, where the deities of U2, R.E.M., and the Beatles-of-yore reside.

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