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Perhaps the most venerated of jazz labels, Blue Note celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2009, and this CD is part of the festivities.

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Turn to Clear Vision

Deer Meet
SELF-RELEASED

The first time you hear Deer Meet’s Turn to Clear Vision, you may get visions of booted feet kicking amplifiers over. Those belong to Jimmy Angelina.

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It seems like the “tale of two dancers” story has been told so many times it has turned cliché.

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The Detail

Amherst
VFTB

A friend reminded me of a joke the other day: If a nuclear bomb hits the United States, head to Louisville — it takes two years for anything to reach us.

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My First Deposit in the Hip Hop Game

T.Y. Banks
SELF-RELEASED

Enter Password: ****
Type of Transaction: Balance Request
Balance: Anonymous synthesizer beats: 27 Tracks
Cliché lyrics of the “snap” variety: 27 Tracks

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Anna Shepherd

Anna Shepherd
SELF-RELEASED

The self-titled debut from Bardstown singer-songwriter Anna Shepherd is a perfectly executed EP.

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Army of One

Neil Hulsewede
SELF-RELEASED

One unfortunate result of the alt-country boom has been that anyone with an acoustic guitar and a passable Jim James bleat can take up the mantle of "earnest troubadour" without having mu

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Reissues

New Order
WARNER/RHINO

For “Blue Monday” alone, New Order is one of the all-time great bands, but the fact that they were able to produce tons of great tunes and albums solidifies the legend even further.

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Alegranza

El Guincho
YOUNG TURKS/XL

El Guincho’s Pablo Díaz-Reixa should throw the next Derby Eve Bash.

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Heart On

Eagles of Death Metal
DOWNTOWN

It’s always a pleasure to hear what the Eagles of Death Metal are up to, as so few bands these days can properly bring the rock.