Babel Mumford & Sons
Glassnote

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"babel" is a breathtaking album by mumford & sons. it's like a drop off a cliff. i've been trying to truly understand it for months now. the music is very psychedelic. but it is also nightmarish. it's very lyrical and light. and it's also dark, stark and scary. you must check it out for yourself.

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Angelic Warrior TIA
Mack Avenue

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"angelic warrior" is an electric album by the one and only saxophonist/composer/educator tia fuller. she captures a sound that the whole world wants to scream out--the warrior energy and the peaceful angel--and by the time she leaves the studio and the stage the listeners believe every sound they've heard.

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Old Blood Swansea
Self-Release

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"old blood" is a peerless album by swansea, with rebecca sanborn as lead
vocalist. the record is so touching and true. all the attempts we make to do
the right thing that just miss the mark. swansea captures a very human
feeling.

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The Road Aaron Lewis
Blaster / Warner Music Nashville

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"the road" is a matchless country album by rock star aaron lewis. the
record sounds like he's driving around aimlessly--feeling there's no way and no
where to be in that kind of lonely hell. there's no way to extinguish a flame
that burns, burns, burns.

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We Remember Helen Roger Davidson Trio
Soundbrush

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"we remember helen" is a superb and touching tribute to producer helen
keane by the roger davidson trio. the man creates such feeling good music. you
don't care about finding deep meanings. the glorious sweet jazz is a
celebration of life.

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Musicas e Palavras dos Bee Gees Ana Gazzola
Fuel

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"musicas e palavras dos bee gees" is a matchless album by ana gazzola. the woman of portuguese descent has created what has become a huge hit in brazil. and if mtv and top40 radio would wake up someday we would be amazed by her effortless sound. despite, of course, the powerful amount of work that has created this ultra-unique record.

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In the Zone Britney Spears
Jive

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"in the zone" is an astounding album by the one and only britney spears. oh, the great old days. ten years ago. before the wind tossed her and turned her. britney was, and is, a cultural phenomenon. britney's persona was designed to be that of a chaste floozy. but her music was something special. and much to christian chagrin, readers and listeners know that former girl britney is yet a woman several times over. take that, you pedophiles.

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Thom Chacon Thom Chacon
Kayos / Pie Records

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this self-titled album by thom chacon is passionate. there are melodies in his arrangements so subtle you have to be locked into the record to catch them. there are riots going on, not only in urban communities but in individual souls. there are feelings of a burning house, the smoke: he paints a very scary portrait. it's like he's blasting at rich folks for starting wars and convincing poor folks to fight them. thom chacon transforms a pastoral about pain into music about how to overcome it.

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So Easy Haroula Rose
Self-Release

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"so easy" is a very welcome ep by haroula rose. she has created a work of
art of feelings that everybody goes though. a time of tears; whether they are
from joy, sorrow or love.

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Somebody's Baby Lisa Matassa
It Is What It Is Records

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"somebody's baby" is a galvanizing ep by lisa matassa. she treats us to
many songs of longing. the work of art is galvanizing--a masterpiece--with an
intensely country state of mind.

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Slump Sapient
Camobear

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"slump" is a dramatic album by a man who just uses the name of sapient.
this indie work of hip hop may never make our jive charts, which is a shame. it
singlehandedly creates a world beyond the charts. a "must buy" album.

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Neighborhood of Secrets Carter Robertson
Self-Release

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"neighborhood of secrets" is a galvanizing album by carter robertson. the record includes a nostalgic look at her country childhood with expressions of pure pride and snarls of assertiveness. as bruce once said carter is "all that heaven will allow."

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Shallow Bed Dry the River
Sony

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"shallow bed" is a fiery album by dry the river. the record is full of hellfire that turns into a blasphemous scream which becomes pure lust.

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5 Kinds of Rain Justin Jude
In Music We Trust

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"5 kinds of rain" is an inspiring album by justin jude. you are treated to the greatest message in the world: you don't misuse or abuse other people--you give them love.

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Tusen Takk Luke Redfield
Dreamsong

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"tusen takk" is a stirring album by luke redfield. the feeling is that it looks like we're recording. but the sound and the music and the stories are so fine that they weren't thinking about what they were playing.


Alive at hte Deep Blues Fest Various Artists
Alive

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various blues and rock bands created the matchless album "alive at the deep blues fest." the music seems as if it's from a time when music was being used to address real life situations, as opposed to just cars, money and women. that's what's most inspiring to me. it's revolutionary music. a "must buy" album.

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Resurrection Day Kim and Reggie Harris
Appleseed

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"resurrection day" is an excellent album of uplifting songs about activism
and social justice. this time, however, what is added are touching music
that concern reggie's life-threatening auto immune disease. they produce a
sound that's so powerful. you can feel the pain in their playing.

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Random Access Part 12 Barry Romberg
romhog

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"crab people" is a thrilling double album by the remarkable jazz master
barry romberg and his random access band. it's one of the greatest guitar
records i've ever heard. it's created by classic artists, who like to, you know,

leave this world for a while.

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Spring and Fall Paul Kelly
Gawd Aggie

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"spring and fall" is a truly sensational album by the one and only paul
kelly. the man has penned incisive and mature tales again, that, unfortunately,
no one in the usa will hear, since we have such a limited distribution
world, full of fear and little minds. kelly's writing style is minimalist and
mournful in it's distillation of life's pivotal momrents. some records are hot
and percussive, and it's red-orange. this album is midnight blue. paul
kelly makes me feel like i'm sitting in a field with my special angel.

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U.S. 50 John Fries
Self-Release

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"u.s. 50" is a sensational album by john fries. every time i listen to it i
feel something new. it evolves in a cool way. i like how loose it is, but
also how it's so clear. his band is dialed into something you can't imagine.

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A Man of Good Fortune Billy Dean
Rain Man

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it's been a long four years but country artist billy dean has released the
superior album, "a man of good fortune." after floating around for a while,
billy's 1990 debut is almost as good as this new record, whicn boasts his
strength and conviction. his strong emphasis on ballads brings out his supple
baritone. his pop flavor brings out the simple country sound billy dean
writes and sings so well.

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