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Party hearty: Five dance records to blast this summer

Some are new, some are old, and all are perfect for extra-loud listening and maximum body moving.

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Mountain Goats Get Lonely (4AD) If you’ve always admired John Darnielle’s songwriting but couldn’t get past the thin, bristling bark that’s his trademark, Get Lonely could make a Mountain Goats fan o…

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Matthew Friedberger Winter Women/Holy Ghost Language School (859) As one half of the Fiery Furnaces—the brother/sister duo known for their exasperatingly adventurous/experimental/expressive alt-rock…

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Ramblin’ Jack Elliott I Stand Alone (Anti)So you liked The Seeger Sessions? Good. Curious where Springsteen learned to do that? See: Elliott, Ramblin’ Jack. I Stand Alone finds this 75-year-old walki…

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Flaming Lips At War With the Mystics Warner Bros. Having become sentient in the mid-‘70s, somewhere in the middle of that vast mountainous Pennsyltucky between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, I had a …

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Man Man Six Demon Bag Ace-Fu Still steeped in half-ironic mustaches and carnivalesque theatrics, Philly’s infamous Man Man are back with another knotty barrage of Rhodes-anchored junkyard stomp. T…

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The Best of the Rest

It’s that time of the year again, kids. You know-when work-shy jaded music hacks breathe a sigh of relief, secure in the knowledge they don’t have to actually write anything, and can simply spew forth…

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1619 E. Passyunk Ave. 215.467.0401 If music were a drug, your local record store would be a crack house. The clerk is your dealer. He feeds the addiction. Your relationship with him is intimate and e…

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Beautiful New Born Children Hey People! Domino Signed on the basis of an unsolicited CD-R, the Beautiful New Born Children arrive on fire and proceed to knock out nine cheeky garage numbers in rapi…

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Mercedes Sosa Coraz´┐Żn Libre Deutsche Grammophon Harsh words about folk music have oft appeared in PW, most of them penned by the Brits, who were lucky enough not to live in the U.S. before the adve…

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