ost YO GABBA GABBA! Music Is Awesome CD
*** "Hit songs from the hit show!" Feat. THE SHINS, BIZ MARKIE, CHROMEO, THE ROOTS, OF MONTREAL and more.\
MULATU ASTATKE New York - Addis - London CD
*** "Vibraphone & keyboard player, master arranger & bandleader, Mulatu Astatke is one of the all-time greats of Ethiopian music and the creator of his own original music form, Ethio jazz. This is the definitive Mulatu career retrospective covering his landmark 60s and 70s recordings."
BARONESS Blue Record CD
*** "Blue Record is an instant classic: gossamer melodies and striking, earnest riffs that have become the band's signature -- the most poignant moment in the BARONESS canon to date."
DAVID DANIELL & DOUGLAS MCCOMBS Sycamore LP+MP3 / CD
*** "The first album from David Daniell (SAN AGUSTIN, RHYS CHATHAM) and Douglas McCombs (TORTOISE, BROKEBACK) is a delicate tapestry of spacious and ethereal guitar lines woven into abstract, slow-burning, richly faceted and thickly psychedelic passages."
EL PERRO DEL MAR Love Is Not Pop CD
*** "El Perro Del Mar's third album is darker and the soundscape mysteriously groovy, recorded with Rasmus Hagg, one-half of the Swedish duo STUDIO."
ELECTRIC SIX Kill CD
*** "Electric Six wants big loud guitars and fuzz basses intertwined with the occasional r&b jam. They can go back to the skull-crushing guitars and disco grooves, but they will be cooked in an avant-garde reduction sauce."
KINGS OF CONVENIENCE Declaration Of Dependence CD
*** "The most adult, most mature, most gripping, most revealing album by The Whitest Boy Alive and his pal!"
LYLE LOVETT Natural Forces CD
*** "Lyle's unwavering songwriting alongside amazing songs from such Texas writers as Eric Taylor, Don Sanders,Tommy Elskes, David Ball, Vince Bell, Robert Earl Keen, and the legendary Townes Van Zandt."
MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ C'est La Derniere 2xCD
*** "Tori Kudo, conductor and band leader, fuses stray elements of pop, folk, jazz, and experimental music into pieces of candid musical gestures -- 177 of 'em on this release -- at turns serene, dissonant, enchanting, crisp, spacious, and maddeningly catchy."
MOLINA & JOHNSON Molina & Johnson CD
*** "Two kindred songwriters cross paths unexpectedly one winter, gather a few friends, and commit the moment to tape."
NIRVANA Bleach: Deluxe Edition CD
*** "20th Anniversary! Nirvana's debut album remastered from the original tapes plus a never-before-release complete live performance from 2/9/90 & a 52-page booklet featuring many unseen photos."
NIRVANA Live At Reading CD
*** "For the first time! Experience the legendary concert - 24 tracks recorded August 30, 1992."
OOIOO Armonico Hewa LP+MP3 / CD
*** "Armonico Hewa is mind-melting tribal psychedelia, oddly spiritual and alarmingly urgent. OOIOO is an all-female outfit headed by Yoshimi, a founding member of Japanese experimental psych innovators Boredoms."
ROYCE DA 5'9" Street Hop CD
*** "Royce returns with Street Hop, his full-length rescue mission to show MCs how it is supposed to be done, executive produced by DJ PREMIER."
RUSSIAN CIRCLES Geneva CD
*** "Geneva is a linear, ruthlessly gorgeous album. There's barely a breath between tracks, but there's a rhyme and reason to its every nuance; no tangent is allowed to branch off without careful analysis of where it may lead...."
SILK FLOWERS Silk Flowers CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Silk Flowers play a percolating grid of swelling, anthemic keyboards, analog-heaven tap echo, crackling, sometimes dub-like rhythms, and carefully counterbalanced vocals that sounds like it was pressed from a worn out cassette."
WEEZER Raditude CD
*** Perhaps you've heard of them!
WHITE DENIM Fits 2xCD
*** Somebody on Amazon said, "White Denim does us all a favor and brings back RAWK and roll music."