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Phoenix – It’s Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That       Rob Theakston: ' After avoiding the sophomore slump with relative ease, Phoenix return with their third release "Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That " stripped of the post-d...

John Mayer – Continuum

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John Mayer - Continuum       Matt Collar: '... Working with his blues trio/rhythm section of bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan, along with guest spots by trumpeter Roy Hargrove and guitarist Ben Harper,...

Rodrigo & Gabriela – re-Foc

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Rodrigo & Gabriela - re-Foc       Thom Jurek: 'While Rodrigo y Gabriela's self-titled third album is an utter and complete joy to listen to -- actually, it's more of a riotous celebration -- it's more than diffic...

Frost* – Milliontown

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Frost* - Milliontown Prograrchives: 'Simply put, a marvelous release. I can help use only superlatives for this debut album. Excellent musicianship, originality and freshness in aboundance in both rythm, arrangements...

Tool – 10 000 Days

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Tool - 10 000 Days 10,000 Days is the fourth studio album by American rock band Tool. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first week sales of 564,000 copies. By the end of 2007 the album had sold ...

The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth

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The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth AMG Review: Arriving at the dawn of 2006, The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth was one of the year's first albums, and one of its first disappointments as well. To be fair...

Lisa Gerrard – The Silver Tree

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Lisa Gerrard - The Silver Tree AMG Review: One listen to Lisa Gerrard - The Silver Tree is enough to convince anybody -- who isn't already convinced -- that there's a very specific reason she has been courted by dire...

Wolfmother – Wolfmother

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Wolfmother - Wolfmother       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ' There's no denying Australian heavy rock trio Wolfmother has been raised on rock -- specifically, raised on '70s rock. Problem is, from all appearances on thei...

Ludovico Einaudi – Divenire

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Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire AMG Review: It had to happen -- given the impressive commercial performance of minimalist music in classical-unfriendly America, some European artist was sure to try to capitalize on the t...

Madeleine Peyroux – Half The Perfect World

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Madeleine Peyroux - Half The Perfect World Half the Perfect World is the fourth studio album by American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux. It was released on September 12, 2006. It peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard 200 ...

Pharrell – In My Mind

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Pharrell - In My Mind AMG Review: The idea of an all-Pharrell album is natural and unnatural in roughly equal measure. Half of the extremely successful Neptunes production team, as well as a collaborator who has been...

U2 – U218 Singles

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U2 - U218 Singles AMG Review: U2's first two greatest-hits albums neatly divided themselves by decade, with the first covering the '80s and the second summing up the '90s. Their third hits comp, 2006's U2 - U218 Sing...

The Decemberists – The Crane Wife

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The Decemberists - The Crane Wife       James Christopher Monger: 'Colin Meloy and his brave Decemberists made the unlikely jump to a major label after 2005's excellent Picaresque, a move that surprised both longtime...

Midlake – The Trials Of Van Occupanther

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Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther AMG Review: Midlake's second album is a departure from their lo-fi, psychedelic pop-influenced debut. Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther jumps with both feet into the '70s...

Sibylle Baier – Colour Green

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Sibylle Baier - Colour Green AMG Review: Sibylle Baier - Colour Green, the one and only release from German underground folk denizen Sibylle Baier, has been around since the early '70s, albeit in her closet. Recorded...

Gotye – Like Drawing Blood

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Gotye - Like Drawing Blood AMG Review:  Assembled from a mountain of bargain-bin samples, Belgian-Australian maverick Gotye's second solo album, Gotye - Like Drawing Blood, is an impressively eclectic cut-and-paste a...

Corinne Bailey Rae – Corinne Bailey Rae

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Corinne Bailey Rae - Corinne Bailey Rae This is the eponymous debut album of English singer–songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae, released 24 February 2006 on EMI. It was released in February 2006 in Ireland and the United ...

Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time

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Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time AMG review: Band of Horses is the phoenix ascending from the carcass of Carissa's Wierd, Ben Bridwell and Matt Brooke's former band. (But what happened to the proposed Novembe...

Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am,That’s What I’m Not

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Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am,That's What I'm Not       Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, an instant phenomenon without peer. Within the course of a year, the band rose from ...

Joanna Newsom – Ys

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Joanna Newsom - Ys AMG Review: Along with the beautifully filigreed arrangements and melodies, which mingle strings, jew's-harps, and spaghetti Western horns with Appalachian, Celtic, and even Asian influences, the a...