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CMJ 2009: Day 4 - Slang Chickens + Surfer Blood + Crystal Antlers

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

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CMJ 2009: Day 5 - Imaad Wasif + Violens + Sharon von Etten

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Stephen Stirling

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CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Javelin + The xx + Saul Williams/Afro-Punk Tour

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Stephen Stirling

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Jurassic 5: Feedback

With their third full-length release, Feedback, Jurassic 5 won't disappoint fans, but they all but guarantee that they'll never produce the 'Future Sound' they've been promising for the last decade.

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Rainbow and Flower Talk: An Interview with Morcheeba

Morcheeba's Ross Godfrey travels the world, gets the band back together, and speeds through singers.

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Hot Karl: The Great Escape

Hot Karl is a white-rapper from the suburbs with a kitschy name, and doesn't fit the image mainstream rap is presenting right now, or likely will any time in the future.

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Shihan: The Poet

Artists with a poetic background like Shihan have a completely different approach to music than the likes of Kanye, Jay-Z, or even 'conscious hip-hoppers' like The Perceptionists.

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Danger Doom: The Mouse and the Mask

It will undoubtedly keep the heads of Halo 2 tournament participants bobbing with satisfaction for months to come.

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Aswefall: Bleed

Aswefall are content in just taking us for a visit back to 1987.

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Blackalicious: The Craft

The album takes the veteran hip-hop duo's penchant for verbose musings and adds a healthy serving of funk, soul, and late '60s rock to produce an album that aligns with this year's best.

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Prefuse 73: Reads the Books EP

It reads like a tale of two warriors who couldn't quite win the big battle, and are furiously polishing their tarnished armor to do battle again.

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Röyksopp: The Understanding

The Understanding definitely shows the growth of a young group and the innovation that Röyksopp have been experimenting with since their 2004 debut, but they haven't yet reached the height of their potential.

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Various Artists: Melodic Today

Melodic Records collects its best and brightest, mixes an eclectic variation of styles, and slaps on a dedication to a recently passed musical icon.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah likely has a very bright career ahead of them, but they're only just getting started.

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