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The Baldwin Brothers -- Return of the Golden Rhodes (TVT)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The Baldwin Brothers' forte is dirty Funk/Trip Hop, heavy on the Rhodes electric piano. It's upbeat, positive stuff, with only a couple tunes that delve into slow groove minor key darkness. Ther  

Gomez -- Five Men in a Hut (A's, B's & Rarities: 1998-2004) (Capitol/EMI)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Gomez burst into the public consciousness eight years ago with their startling debut, Bring It On, a dazzling blend of psychedelic Blues, British Folk and propulsive Pop that earned the UK quintet  

THE BE GOOD TANYAS -- HELLO LOVE (NETTWERK)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The secret of The Be Good Tanyas' sonic success is as much about what you don't find on their first two albums -- 2001's Blue Horse and 2003's Chinatown -- as what you do. The Vancouver trio (  

JASON MORAN -- ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (BLUE NOTE)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 18, 2006
A most unusual Jazz album, pianist Jason Moran's Artist In Residence is a surprisingly cohesive hodge podge of tunes commissioned for a variety of different art installations. "Arizona Landscape  

L.E.O. -- ALPACAS ORGLING (CHEAP LULLABY)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Four years ago, William "Bleu" McAuley traded his local Boston reputation for a Sony contract, the brilliant if overlooked Power Pop album Redhead and a couple of song placements on the high-pro  

THE REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND -- BIG DAMN NATION (FAMILY OWNED)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is in reality just a trio, but they kick up a hell of a ruckus. A mountain of a man (ordained minister and Kentucky Colonel!), The Reverend's Deep-South mush-  

Hi-Tek -- Hi-Teknology2 (BabyGrande)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Hi-Tek's career as a producer has snowballed since his work on Doom, the 1997 TVT Records debut from Cincy Hip Hop group Mood. The Cincinnatian's tracks with Mos Def and Talib Kweli made him muc  

Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers -- Mine is Not A Holy War (Cordless)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Devo's legacy is safe with the Kidz Bop scene. As Devo 2.0 entertains pre-teens with unironic covers of "Whip It" and "Uncontrollable Urge," Gerald Casale explores the new frontiers of de-evo  

Bob Dylan Modern Times (Columbia)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
The years between 1989 and 1997 weren't easy for Bob Dylan fans, as the man failed to release an album of original material (the previous decade hadn't been consistently gratifying either). Fina  

24HourFlu 24HourFlu (Sona)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Just as Jazz experimenters drew on instruments and techniques from the popular styles of their day, 24hourflu uses the Indie and Electronica sounds of the last decade as a palette to paint a path   

Albert Cummings -- Working Man (Blind Pig)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 30, 2006
How nice it is to hear a guy really strangle a guitar! When bluesman Albert Cummings grabs the guitar neck he wrenches and wrangles some serious noise out of the thing. His singing is a big, boomi  

Blowoff -- Blowoff (Full Frequency)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Bob Mould has been defying musical pigeonholes for the past two decades, from the revolutionary Alt.Rock of Hüsker Dü to the blistering Power Pop of Sugar to his genre-bending solo caree  

Ellison -- Say Goodnight, Sleep Alone (Carbon Copy Media)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Ellison, named after a street in Hyde Park, is more than another green street sign with a name on it. The Cincinnati band comprises four gentlemen who are making music that is often compared to ba  

The Magic Words -- Junk Train (Agriculture)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 23, 2006
When the "lo-fi," amateurishly recorded aesthetic became popular in the Indie world, some of the charm was lost, as musicians began to go for a "sound," missing out on the fact that the appeal  

Amy Millan -- Honey From the Tombs (Arts & Crafts)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Toronto singer/songwriter Amy Millan has done/is doing time in three bands (ex-16 Tons, currently with Broken Social Scene and Stars) while working on her first solo album, Honey From the Tombs. G