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Cave: Pure Moods

Pure Moods represents yet another intriguing twist in the psych-rock storyline, and Cave once again proves that it possesses an unusual knack for genuinely compelling instrumental rock music.

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The Whigs: In the Dark

Rock 'n' roll shall survive any number of Live Nation darlings like the Whigs. It is a phenomenally resilient art form.

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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: White Lunar

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis compile an impressive album of their soundtrack work on such films as The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and The Road.

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Sly & The Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience

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Wonder: The Photos of Stephanie Chernikowski

Chernikowski's 35mm black-and-white stills (a sampling of which is included in the Museum of Modern Art’s Looking at Music: Side 2 exhibit this fall) exude more than just an appreciation for the magnetic personalities they capture, but also a sense of discovery.

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Sly & The Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience

One of the best live performances by any band on record, Sly & the Family Stone's Woodstock set remains simply staggering.

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Orphans & Vandals: I Am Alive and You Are Dead

The fact that five separate individuals have been able to coalesce this beautifully and produce art this vital renews my faith in rock ‘n’ roll for at least another decade.

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Condo Fucks: Fuckbook

Do you remember Rock 'n' Roll radio?

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...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: The Century of Self

Aside from a handful of glorious moments, tepid songwriting and a number of recyclables from the already battered hardcore playbook mar this effort, registering a “should have been” in place of a genuine comeback.

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Digging for Dirt: Jaime Lowe

Lowe's flaw is that she paints with an overly delicate hand, loving her subject too much for real objectivity.

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N.A.S.A.:The Spirit of Apollo

This is a "positive" record in the foggiest sense of the word, but what it lacks in status as essential listening it half makes up for in simple grooves. If nothing else, heads will bob.

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Q-Tip + The Cool Kids

Can Q-Tip still kick it? Yes he can.

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The Meat Puppets

Despite riding the tidal wave of grunge to a major deal in the early 1990s, the Meat Puppets have never conceded an inch to anyone else’s concept of alternative music.

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Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On

A semi-worthwhile stab at codifying the world-weary gripes of a hollow, semi-fictional rock ‘n’ roller living in Los Angeles.

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The Royal We: The Royal We

The Royal We rocks just the way any other wobbly gig loaded with artsy part-time barista types ought to. Except that these guys also possess the rare ability to write stupid-good songs.

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A.C. Newman

A.C. Newman and his band are clearly thrilled to be there, and -- being that enthusiasm is the most contagious (natural) human emotion -- I end up feeling much the same way.

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TV on the Radio

If there’s a singular element that TV on the Radio is capable of delivering on a regular basis it’s surely charisma.

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Fiasco: Native Canadians

I’m calling it now: these guys are gonna do some interesting shit.

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The Moody Blues: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970

This live set from the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Festival exhibits England's first prog rockers at the height of their artistic achievement.

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An Anthem for the Undead

The allure of the undead stems from the idea that a zombie apocalypse strips man to his barest self and essentially subverts thousands upon thousands of years' worth of moral discipline.

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Gregory & the Hawk: Moenie & Kitchi

Gregory & the Hawk gets signed and then gets sweeter, darker.

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The Final Solution: Brotherman

Jam-packed with irrepressible grooves and laser-sharp harmonies, this 1975 would-be soundtrack deserves a place amongst the classics of mid-'70s funk and soul.

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