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The Walkmen
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Song for song covers of albums tend to be a pretty lame affair. Every once in a while, someone knocks out an all star Beatles re-enactment and effectively flattens it of any spirit. Which is why it is practically startling just how good this track-for-track version of...

Thursday, 09 November 2006
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God Forbid To Embark On Canadian Tour
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GOD FORBID To Embark On Canadian Tour; Launch GFTV Early next month GOD FORBID will embark on a weeklong Canadian trek as direct support to Protest The Hero, which will be their most extensive run of this country yet. The tour kicks off on Dec. 9th and wraps up on Dec....

Thursday, 09 November 2006
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Prince bringing his purple reign to Las Vegas
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The purple one will start performing every weekend starting Nov. 10 LOS ANGELES – Prince fans, fire up that Little Red Corvette and head for Las Vegas: the purple one will be performing there every weekend starting Nov. 10. The diminutive rocker will play Friday-...

Tuesday, 07 November 2006
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Jeremy Enigk
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World Waits is damn right, Mr. Enigk. It’s been ten years since the indie pioneer (we refuse to use the now-bastardized term “emo”) has released a solo recording. His 1996 solo effort was a gorgeous, whimsical dark album. World Waits shows off...

Saturday, 04 November 2006
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M. Ward
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M. Ward has always made a neat trick out of fusing certain varieties of American music—from elegiac Louis Armstrong riverboat rags to wistful Beach Boys blues—into something uniquely, compellingly his own. On Post-War, his latest album for Merge Records,...

Saturday, 04 November 2006
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Mastodon
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After making the leap from indie to major, the Atlanta-based metal band Mastodon release their long-awaited third album Blood Mountain. Not many bands have the skill to evolve and encapsulate an entire ideology of metal from one album to the next. The first two...

Saturday, 04 November 2006
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J Dilla
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Enlisting the who’s who of hip-hop, such as Common, Guilty Simpson, Black Thought and more, Dilla drops the beats and the flow comes natural. As far today’s hip-hop goes, The Shining does exactly that—shine—like a bright star guiding you...

Saturday, 04 November 2006
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The Long Winters
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The Long Winters aren’t necessarily my cup of tea but that won’t stop me from acknowledging that their new album Putting The Days To Bed is pretty good. After going through nearly a dozen crappy press kits, hearing a CD with actual songs and coherent lyrics...

Saturday, 04 November 2006
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James Figurine
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The only bummer about this record is having to type the word “Mistake” four times in a row when you want to reference the title, otherwise this electropop disc is a lighthearted bit of magic. It’s the kind of album that lures you in with its whimsical...

Saturday, 04 November 2006
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The Cheebacabra
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Back in 2003, the Cheebacabra burst onto the scene with funkified jams that earned praise from KCRW to Filter Mag’s top albums of the year. Now Cheeba is back with another grooving, laid back album and his very own label, Macrosoft. Exile in the Woods is a...

Saturday, 04 November 2006
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