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Doctor Legs and The Medicine Ball

Dangerbird
Self-released

When you put on Dangerbird’s Doctor Legs & The Medicine Ball, the weather starts to get warmer, frosty bottles of beer appear, and guys with B.O.

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Odessa

Bee Gees
Reprise

My generation mostly remembers the Bee Gees as leisure-suit liaisons who regretfully legitimized disco with the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack.

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Hazards of Love

The Decemberists
Capitol

If you thought power ballads were dead and gone, think again.

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S/T

Wavves
Fat Possum

Wavves is the one-man project of distortion architect Nathan Williams, or as I call him, No Age Jr.

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Roll On

J.J. Cale
Rounder

For five decades, J.J.

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Wrath

Lamb of God
Epic

Arguably the best band in metal today, Lamb of God brings a unified front to their material and their performances that’s hard to beat.

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Live at Montreux 1996

Wayne Shorter
Eagle Rock

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter has played the Montreux (Switzerland) Jazz Festival many times with many different musicians.

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Cosa Astral

Coconot
B Core

Like the mighty Os Mutantes before them who rocket-launched Brazilian pop into extraterrestrial territories, Coconot, a trio that includes Pablo Díaz-Reixa (aka El Guincho), introduces tropi

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Continuation/Coward

Nels & Alex Cline
Cryptogramophone

Twins, they are. Nels now enjoys crossover attention for Wilco, and that’s probably the rationale for the simultaneous release stunt.

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New York Town

Israel Nash Gripka
SELF-RELEASED

Alt-country is making me cynical. There may have been something unique and vibrant to start with, but we’ve ridden the cliché train too far to remember anything original.