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Erin McKeown: Lafayette

The uneven live album of a singer-songwriter trying to find a place for her own brand of eclectic, swinging, personal pop.

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1990s: Cookies

Propelled by choppy guitars and a whole lot of charm, Cookies will make you get up and get your ass on the dance floor, provided no one slaps it first.

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Marian McPartland: Marian McPartlands Piano Jazz: Brad Mehldau

McPartland and Mehldau offer up an easy, painless introduction into the world of piano jazz.

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Marmoset: Florist Fired

Marmoset has created an album of Velvet Underground-inspired pop dirges for the ADD set.

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Rays Vast Basement: Starvation Under Orange Trees

This musical treatment of John Steinbeck's canon has glimpses of the joy and empathy that made Steinbeck great, but the album as a whole is as poky and plodding as an old Model T.

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The Teeth: You're My Lover Now

If the best parts of your record collection somehow got mashed up together by Morrissey, John Lennon, and Joe Strummer, You’re My Lover Now would be the end result.

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Carrie: Honey Blue Star

A quiet girl singing in broken English about her cat's love for milk and tuna fish.

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Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love: Ends of June

The fragile bedroom pop on the band’s second album is relaxed, compelling, and down-to-earth -- no freak in this folk.

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Willy Mason: If the Ocean Gets Rough

Willy Mason won’t change your life, but he won’t really bother you, either.

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Bright Eyes: Four Winds

“Restrained” is a word not often seen in Bright Eyes reviews, but it’s the best way to describe this new EP by Conor Oberst and friends.

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Au Revoir Simone: The Bird of Music

With The Bird of Music, Au Revoir Simone continue their quest to make the prettiest music you've ever heard.

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The Ditty Bops: Moon Over the Freeway

The Ditty Bops serve up a second helping of their sweetly anachronistic blend of old-time country and newfangled attitude.

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