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Mr. Lif Mo’ Mega DEFINITIVE JUX “Mr. Lif’s flow is steady and moderately paced, often monotone and robotically emotionless. He rattles his rhymes out effortlessly, emphasizing with a uniquely charac…

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Jose Gonzalez Veneer HIDDEN AGENDA � “Gonzalez distinguishes himself from similar sad bastard musicians by spicing up his acoustic arrangements with elements of bossa nova and samba. Most of these s…

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Be Your Own Pet Be Your Own Pet UNIVERSAL/ ECSTATIC PEACE! � “In the course of the album, songs veer toward 1960s pop, Black Sabbath, Captain Beefheart, Sonic Youth or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or just …

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Scott Walker The Drift 4AD � “It is a draining and uncomfortable listen that leaves as much confusion and shadowy questions as it does moments of sheer clarity and shocking bloody beauty.” (PopMat…

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Futureheads News and Tributes (679/Startime/Vagrant) � “It’s as if the Futureheads have turned their attention from U.K.’s post-punk linchpins to their American counterparts-particularly Mission of…

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Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers Third Man/V2 � “What the Raconteurs offer is the middle-ground between [Jack] White’s muscular, distorted blues and [Brendan] Benson’s Who-goes-bubblegum approach.” …

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Dirty Pretty Things Waterloo to Anywhere Universal � “Big expectations sit uncomfortably on Waterloo to Anywhere. It doesn’t sound like a masterpiece; then again, it does nothing to damage its mak…

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Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere Downtown/Atlantic � “It’s a joy, and in this context, where unself-conscious freshness can feel strangely hard to come by, it’ll charm the hell out of a whole lot of p…

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Spank Rock YoYoYoYoYo Big Dada � “For an album that’s principally concerned with the relationship between gravity and the female behind, YoYoYoYoYo is pretty smart.” (Uncut) � “Spank Rock may ha…

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Calexico Garden Ruin City Slang/Quarterstick “Beautifully fleshed out and focused, retaining some of the duo’s southwestern elements but shifting the horn sound from Ciudad Juarez to Los Angeles ……

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