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Ranjit Barot, Bada Boom
Abstract Logix Records, Oct. 19

I’m no connoisseur of fusion, but it’s funny, flying blind without even reading the bio I sensed something very John McLaughlin about the guitar work on this, and hey, there it is, a McLaughlin credit on opening tune “Singularity.”

IMartina Topley-Bird, Some Place Simple
Honest Jon's/Ipecac Records, Oct. 19

Apparently feeling somehow artistically indebted to non-techie shy-chicks like Norah Jones (Topley-Bird’s voice, if you haven’t heard her work elsewhere, such as on this year’s Heligoland LP from Massive Attack, is a direct cross between Jones and Sia), this multi-instrumentalist and former weirdy-beardy squeeze of Tricky has teamed up with mystery percussionist Ninja to folk-up her back catalog of trip-hop chill.

The Pipettes, Earth vs The Pipettes
Fortuna Pop Records, Nov. 16

In her (decreasingly effective) efforts to be clever, Lady Gaga has left the door open for any old chick band to walk right in and position themselves as a simple, real-deal ABBA bearing no Ting Tings terror and less Scissor Sisters Meatloaf-ness;

Molice, Catalystrock
Good Charmel Records, Nov. 9

Molice would appear to have designs on moving past their j-rock trappings, perhaps into some sort of advanced, post-j-punk position into the role of a Japanese version of Pavement or Versus or whatnot.

Alter Bridge, AB III
Alter Bridge/EMI, Nov. 9

A giant door swings open, and a 350-pound hulk of steer-beef swathed in a cloud of smoke appears. It’s on! Rassle!

Diplo, Blow Your Head- Diplo Presents: Dubstep
Downtown Records, Nov. 2

Not every UK trend turns into The Beatles. Most of you (i.e. those of you who make no effort whatsoever to trend-check your head, meaning 99 percent of New Hampshire, and that’s actually a good score in comparison to nearly all the states) noticed this guy on the Blackberry commercial and wondered who the hell he is.

Afrocubism, Afrocubism
Nonesuch Records, Nov. 2

It’s been 14 years since the accidental birth of the world-music Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club, a Cuban folk/salsa project originally intended as a meeting of musical minds between the BVSC Cubans and a group of elites from the African country of Mali but which fell apart when the Malians’ travel plans unraveled.

Parlovr, Hell/Heaven/Big/Love
Dine Alone Records, Oct. 19

“Montreal is the new Seattle,” says Spin magazine — of all the places for a hipster scene to break out. Do the drunk-texting geek-dancers pick up after themselves or what?

Sister Hazel, Heartland Highway
Rock Ridge Music, Oct. 12

These happy-ass Hootie-bridesmaid second-bananas from the turn of the century have one major US hit to their name, 1997’s “All For You,” the get-this-thing-out-of-my-brain dentist-rock classic that commonly gets waiting-room-trapped people looking up from their 6-month-old issues of People to wonder if they’re hearing Hootie or Van Morrison, being that it’s a little of both.


311, Uplifter
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Century of Self
5 Amber Dust, Good Things Bad Timing
Inches of Blood, Fire Up the Blades
The 88, This Must Be Love
108, New Beats From a Dead Heart
50 Cent, Curtis
The 88, Not Only But Also
!!!, Myth Takes
2006 in music
2Pac, Pac’s Life
A Camp, Colonia
A Touch of Class, Still Sucks
A-Trak, Infinity+1
Abigail Williams, Legend
Abney Park, Lost Horizons Abominable Iron Sloth, Abominable Iron Sloth
Above & Beyond, Ajunabeats Vol. 4
A.C. Newman, Get Guilty
The Accüsed, The Curse of Martha Splatterhead
Aceyalone, Magnificent City
A.I., Sex & Robots
AFI, Decemberunderground
Against Me! Searching for a Former Clarity
Air Traffic, Fractured Life
Akron/Family, Love is Simple
Alborosie, Escape From Babylon to the Kingdom of Zion
All Girl Summer Fun Band, Looking Into It
Alternate Routes, Good & Reckless & True
Amber Dust, Without Windows
American Edit, Dean Gray
American Heritage, Millenarian
American Hi-Fi, Fight the Frequency
Amneja Vu, The Factory
Amon Amarth, Twilight of the Thunder God
Aimee Mann, @#%&*! Smilers
Anathallo, Floating World
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, So Divided
Angelspit, Krankhaus
Angeltheory, Re-possession
Animal Liberation Orchestra, Roses and Clover
Anti-Pop Consortium, Fluorescent Black
Annie Lennox Songs of Mass Destruction
Anvil, This is Thirteen
Anya Marina, Slow & Steady Seduction Phase II
Apocalyptica, Worlds Collide
Apostle of Hustle, National Anthem of Nowhere
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
Archie Bronson Outfit, Derdang Derdang
Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not
Armin van Buurin, A State of Trance 2006
Art Brut, Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Art Brut, It’s a Bit Complicated
ASG, Win Us Over
Ashers, Kill Your Master
Asobi Seksu, Hush
Asobi Seksu, Citrus
Assemblage 23, Compass
Athlete, Beyond the Neighborhood
Atmosphere, You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having
Audible Mainframe, Transients
Auto Interiors, Let’s Agree to Deceive Our Best Friends
Augie March, Moo You Bloody Choir
Austrian Death Machine, Total Brutal
Avenged Sevenfold, Avenged Sevenfold
Avril Lavigne, The Best Damn Thing
Backlash, Heliotrope
Badly Drawn Boy, Born in the UK
The Baldwin Brothers, The Return of the Golden Rhodes
Balkan Beat Box, Blue Eyed Black Boy
Band of Skulls, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey
Bang Gang Deejays, Lights, Sound, Dance
Barenaked Ladies, Barenaked Ladies Are Me
Barenaked Ladies, Snacktime
Battles, Mirrored
Baumer, Were it Not For You
Bear Hands, Golden EP
Behrouz, Nervous Nitelife: Pure Behrouz NYC
Belle and Sebastian, The Life Pursuit
Ben Jelen, Ex-Sensitive
Ben Kweller, Ben Kweller
Ben Swift, Pull
Ben’s Brother, Beta Male Fairytales
Best CDs of 2005
Best CDS of 2007
Beth Orton, Comfort of Strangers
Bette Midler, Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook
be your own PET, be your own PET
Biffy Clyro, Puzzle
Big Bear, Big Bear
Bigelf, Cheat the Gallows
Bigelf, Hex
Big Shug, Street Champ
Big Sir, Und Die Scheibe Andert Sichimmer
Bill Evans Trio, Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Billy Currington, Little Bit of Everything
Billy Vera, Hopeless Romantic: The Best of Billy Vera and the Beaters
Birds of Avalon, Bazaar Bazaar
Birthday Massacre, Pins & Needles
Bitter Bitter Weeks, Peace is Burning Like a River
Björk, Volta
Blake Lewis, Audio Daydream
Black Francis, Bluefinger
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Baby 81
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
Black Strobe, Burn Your Own Church
Black Mountain, In the Future
Blackmore’s Night, Paris Moon
Blind Melon, The Best of Blind Melon
Bloc Party, Weekend in the City
The Blood Brothers, Young Machetes
Blue Moon Rising, One Lonely Shadow
Bo Bice, The Real Thing
Bob Blank, The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985
Strut Records, Feb. 2

Bob Dylan, No Direction Home
Bockman, Chasing Dragons
The Books, The Way Out
Borat, [Soundtrack]
Boredoms, Super Roots Vol. 1-3 and 5-7
Boris, Pink
Bowling for Soup, The Great Burrito Extortion Case
Brand New, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside of Me
The Breeders, Mountain Battles
Brian Jonestown Massacre, Who Killed Sgt. Pepper
The Briggs, Come All You Madmen
The Broken West, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
Brooks & Dunn, Hillbilly Deluxe
Brother, Can You Spare a CD?
Bruce Cockburn, Life Short Call Now
Bullet For My Valentine, Scream Aim Fire
Bullet For My Valentine, Fever
Burden Brothers, Mercy
Busy Signal, D.O.B.
Bulldog Productions, Aug. 10
Cactus, V
Caeser Pink & the Imperial Orgy, Gospel Hymns For Agnostics & Atheists
Cage The Elephant, Cage The Elephant
The Camp, The Campaign
Calvin Harris, Ready For the Weekend
Capitol Years, Dance Away the Terror
Carbon Leaf, Love Loss Hope Repeat
Carrie Newcomer, Before & After
Casiokids, Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar
Cat Power, The Greatest
Cavalier King, The Sun Revolutions
Cedric Gervais, Yoshitoshi Miami
Celtic Woman, The Greatest Journey: Essential Collection
Cesium 137, Intelligent Design
Charles Mingus Sextet, Cornell 1964
Cheap Trick, Rockford
Chemical Brothers, Brotherhood
Chemical Brothers, Further
Chemical Brothers, We Are the Night
Chemical Distance, The Pain & The Progress
Cherish, Unappreciated
Cheyenne Kimball, That Day Has Come
Christine Rosholt, Detour Ahead
Christina Aguilera, Back to Basics
Christmas carols
Chromeo, Fancy Footwork
Circus Diablo, Circus Diablo
Cinder Road, Super Human
Citizen Cope, The Rainwater LP
Civet, Hell Hath No FuryClass of 3000, Music, Volume 1
CFCF, Continent
Click Five, Modern Minds and Pastimes
Clinic, Do It!
Clinic, Visitations
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Cloud Cult, Light Chasers
Hopeless Records, Sept. 14
Coheed and Cambria, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star, Volume One: from fear Through The Eyes of Madness
Coheed & Cambria, No World For Tomorrow
Coldplay, Viva La Vida
Colette, Push
Collide, Two Headed Monster
The Colour, Between Earth & Sky
Common Market, Tobacco Road Cookie Cutter Girl, Ham For the Holidays
The Constellations, Southern Gothic
Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea
Cormac McCarthy, Curious Thing
Country Medical Examiners, Olidous Operettas
Cosades, A Lack of Heroine
The Coup, Pick a Bigger Weapon
The Crash, Pony Rides
Creature Feature, The Greatest Show Unearthed
The Cribs, Ignore the Ignorant
Crooked Still, Some Strange Country
Cruxshadows, Dream Cypher
Cult of Luna, Somewhere Along the Highway
Cut Off Your Hands, You & I
Daniel Bon and the Future Ghosts, Walking Backwards Thru the City
D. Christopher, A Moment of Your Time
D Moebius, Nurton
Daddy Yankee, Barrio Fino en Directo
Dale Reynolds, Never the Same Way Twice
Dälek, Abandoned Language
Dan Black, ((un))
Darren, Anything is Possible
David Guetta, Pop Life
Datarock, Datarock Datarock
Dance Club Massacre, Circle of Death
Dandy Warhols, Odditorium or Warlords of Mars
DangerDoom, The Mouse and the Mask
Danzig, Deth Red Sabaoth
Evilive Records, June 22
Danzig, The Lost Tracks of Danzig
Dappled Cities, Granddance
Darker My Love, Alive As You Are
Dangerbird Records, Aug. 17
Darsombra, Ecdysis
Dashboard Confessional, Dusk and Summer
Datarock, Red
Daughters, Hell Songs
David Sanborn, Here & Gone
Danava, Danava
Dave Koz, Hello Tomorrow
Concord Jazz Records, Oct. 19
David Banner, Certified
David Bowie, The Best Of David Bowie 1980-1987 (CD/DVD Jewel Box)
David Gilmour, On An Island
Deadmau5, For Lack of a Better Name
The Dead Weather, Horehound
The Deadly Syndrome, The Ortolan
Deaf Pedestrians, And Other Distractions
Deadmau5, Random Album Title
Death Cab for Cutie, Plans
Deana Carter, The Chain
The Decemberists, The Hazards of Love
Deerhoof, The Runners Four
Deerhoof, Friend Opportunity
Deer Tick, The Black Dirt Sessions
Def Leppard, The Sparkle Lounge
Deftones, Saturday Night Wrist
Delaware, Lost in the Beauty of Innocence
Delerium, Nuages du Monde
Dengue Fever, Venus on Earth
Depeche Mode, Playing The Angel
Devo 2.0, Devo 2.0
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Space Age Blues
Die Form, Bach Project
Dios, We Are Dios
Dillinger Escape Plan, Ire Works
Dion, Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock
Dirty on Purpose, Like Bees
Dirty on Purpose, Hallelujah Sirens
Dirty Rig, Rock Did It
Dirty Sanchez, Dirty Sanchez
Disco Biscuits, The Wind at Four t oFly
Division Day, Beartrap Island
Diva Destruction, Run Cold
DJ 4 Strings, Ultra Trance 07
DJ Hell, Teufelswerk
DJ? Acucrack, Humanoids From the Deep
DJ I.V., Fat & Saturated
DJ Shadow, The Outsider
DJ Starscream, The New Leader
DJ Tiësto, Elements of Life
Dntel, Dumb Luck
The Dodos, Visiter
Dolemite, The Soundtrack
Don Caballero, World Class Listening Problem
Donny McCaslin, Declaration
Dr. Octagon, The Return
Dragons of Zynth, Coronation Thieves
Dresden Dolls, The, Yes, Virginia
Dropkick Murphys, The Meanest of Times
Drug Rug, Drug Rug
The Duke Spirit, Neptune
Dub Syndicate, Overdubbed
Dub Syndicate, The Rasta Far I
Dub Trio, Another Sound Is Dying
DYSE, Lieder Sind Bruder Der Revolution
Earl Greyhound, Soft Targets
Ed Harcourt, Until Tomorrow Then: The Best of Ed Harcourt
The Eels, Hombre Lobo
The Eels, Tomorrow Morning
Electric Six, Senor Smoke
Elliott Brood, Mountain Meadows
Emily Wells, The Symphonies
Ellynne Plotnick, I Walk Alone
Elsiane, Hybrid
Emmanuel Jal, Warchild
Emilie Simon, March of the Empress
Enter Shikari, Take to the Skies
Enur, Raggatronic
Enigma, Love, Sensuality, Devotion – The Remix Collection
Entrance, Prayer of Death
Erasure, Union Street
Everclear, Welcome to the Drama Club
Everest, Ghost Notes
Ex Reverie, The Door Into Summer
Eyedea & Abilities, By the Throat
The Fade-Outs, The Fade-Outs
The Fall of Troy, In the Unlikely Event
Fall Out Boy, Infinity on High
Fat Joe, Me, Myself & I
Fate, Vultures
Favourite Sons, Down Beside Your Beauty
Faith Hill, Fireflies
Felix Da Housecat, Virgo Blaktro
Fight, The War of Words: Demos
Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine
Fischerspooner, Entertainment
Fishbone, Still Stuck In Your Throat
Flogging Molly, Float
Foreign Born, On the Wing Now
Foreign Islands, Restart Now
Foo Fighters, Skin and Bones
The Foundry Field Recordings, Prompts/Miscues
Frank Popp Ensemble, Touch and Go
Franz Ferdinand, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better
French Kicks, Two Thousand
From a Second Story Window, Delenda
Front Line Assembly, Artificial Soldier
Futuristic Sex Robots, Hotel Coral Essex
Futureheads, This is Not the World
Gamma Ray, To the Metal
Garage á Trois, Power Patriot
Gary Allan, Get Off On the Pain
Gary Numan, Jagged
Gene Dante and the Future Starlets, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets
Genesis, Live Over Europe 2007
George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, How Late Do You Have 2BB4UR Absent?
George Johnson Jr., All-Star Tribute
Ghostface Killah, Fishscale
Gino Foti, Sphere of Influence
Girl Talk, Night Ripper
Glenn Jones, Against Which the Sea Continually Beats
Gliss, Devotion Implosion
God Dethroned, The Toxic Touch
God Fires Man, A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
Godhead, The Shadow Line
Godhead, At the Edge of the World Goldfrapp, Supernature
Gogol Bordello, Trans-Continental Hustle
The Golden Filter, Voluspa
Goldfrapp, Head First
Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree
Gomez, How We Operate
Gone Baby Gone, Gone Baby Gone.
The Good, the Bad & the Queen, The Good, the Bad & the Queen
Gore Gore Girls, Get the Gore
Grandaddy, Excerpts From the Diary of Todd Zilla
Grayson Capps, Wail & Ride
Greeley Estates, Go West Young Man, Let the Evil Go East
Green Day, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hour
Grand Magus, Iron Will
Greg Graffin, Cold as Clay
Greta Gaines, Whiskey Thoughts
Gretchen Wilson, All Jacked Up
Gringo Star, All Yall
Guy J, Esperanza
Gwar, Lust in Space
Handsome Furs, Plague Park
Hank Williams, The Unreleased Recordings
Hank Williams III, Straight to Hell
Harvey Reid & Joyce Anderson, Christmas Morning
Hayden, In Field & Town
Hella, There’s No 666 In Outer Space
Helmet, Monochrome
Here We Go Magic, Here We Go Magic
Herbie Hancock, Possibilities
Hidden Hand, The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote
High On Fire, Death is This Communion
The Hives, The Black and White Album
HIM, Venus Doom
Hiromi Kanda, Hiromi in Love
Holly Dolly, Pretty Donkey Girl
Horace Silver, Live at Newport ’58
Hot Chip, Made in the Dark
Hot Day at the Zoo, Long Way Home EP
Hoots & Hellmouth, Hoots & Hellmouth
HorrorPops, Bring It On!
Horrorpops, Kiss Kiss Kill Kill
The Horrors, We Are The Horrors EP
Hot Buttered Rum Well-Oiled Machine
Howie Newman, Trust Me You'll Like It
HUMANWINE, Fighting Naked
Hurt, Vol II
Hypernova, Through the Chaos
I Killed the Prom Queen, Music For the Recently Deceased
I’m From Barcelona, Who Killed Harry Houdini
I’m From Barcelona, Let Me Information Society, Synthesizer
IAMX, Kingdom of Welcome Addiction
Iggy Pop, Preliminaires
Ike Sturm, JazzMass
Introduce My Friends
In Flames, Come Clarity
Indigo Girls, Despite our Differences
Interpol, Our Love To Admire
Intronaut, Void
INXS, Switch
Isis, In the Absence of Truth
Imaad Wasif, Imaad Wasif
Insane Clown Posse, Jugganauts: The Best of ICP
Iron Maiden, Somewhere Back in Time: The Best of 1980-1989
Jack’s Mannequin, Everything in Transit
James Blunt, All the Lost Souls
James Taylor, James Taylor at Christmas
Jamie Foxx, Unpredictable
Jars of Clay, Christmas Songs
Jason Spooner, The Flame You Follow
Jean-Luc Ponty, The Acatama Experience
Jeff Buckley, Grace Around the World
Jesse Harris, Feel
Jen Chapin, Ready
Jenny Hoyston, Isle Of
Jello Biafra and the Melvins, Seig Howdy!
Jesu, Lifeline
Joan Osborne, Christmas Means Love
Job For a Cowboy, Genesis
Joemca, jum+ka
Jon Crosse, Kind of Blue and PInk
John Fogerty, The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty, Creedence Collection
Johnny Foreigner, Waited Up Til It Was Light
Johnny Cash, America VI: Ain’t No Grave
Johnny Cash, The Legend of Johnny Cash
Jonah Smith, Jonah Smith
Jonas Brothers, It's About Time
Joss Stone, Colour Me Free
Jimmy Buffett, Live at Fenway Park
Juliana Hatfield, How to Walk Away
Jupiter One, Sunshower
Jurassic 5, Feedback
Just Jack, Overtones
Justice, Cross
Junkie XL, Booming Back at You
Kaiser Chiefs, Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Kanye West, Late Registration
Kanye West, Graduation
Kate Miller-Heidke, Curiouser
Katy Perry, One of the Boys
Kaskade, Strobelite Seduction
Keane, Under the Iron Sea
Keller Williams, Dream
Kellie Pickler, Small Town Girl
Kelley McRae, Highrises in Brooklyn
Kennedy, Kennedy For President
Kevin Ayers, The Unfairground
Kid Sister, Ultraviolet
Killola, Let’s Get Associated
Our Records, Aug. 10
King Britt, The Intricate Beauty
King Britt, Deep and Sexy 4
Kings of Leon, Because of the Times
Klaxons, Myths of the Near Future
Kleerup, Kleerup
KMFDM, Tohuvabohu
Kris Kristofferson, This Old Road
KT Tunstall, Eye to the Telescope
KT Tunstall, Drastic Fantastic
KT Tunstall, Sounds of the Season
KT Tunstall, Tiger Suit
Virgin Records, Oct. 15
LCD Soundsystem, A Bunch of Stuff EP
Lady Sovereign, Jigsaw
Lady Sovereign, Public Warning
Ladytron, Velocifero
The Last Goodnight, Poison Kiss
Led Zeppelin, Mothership
Leigh Nash, Wishing For This
Lenka, Lenka
Lester Young, Centennial CelebrationLesbians on Ecstasy, We Know You Know
Liars, Liars
Liberation Prophecy, Last Exit Angel
Linkin Park, A Thousand Suns
Warner Brothers Records, Sept. 14
Lisa Loeb, Camp Lisa
Little Memphis, Let Me Down Easy
The Little Ones, Morning Tide
Lionel Hampton, There will never be another you
The Living End, State of Emergency
Lisa Lampanelli, Dirty Girl
Lisa Loeb, The Purple Tape
Lizzy Borden, Appointment With Death
Local H, 12 Angry Months
Locksley, Be In Love
Lordi, The Arockalypse
Los Campesinos, Hold On Now Youngster
Lost Boys: The Tribe [Soundtrack]
Lucy Schwartz, Life in Letters
Nettwerk Records, Sept. 28
Lynam, Tragic City Symphony
Madonna, Confessions On A Dance Floor
Madonna, Hard Candy
Maia Sharp, Echo
The Magnetic Fields, Distortion
Mando Diao, Ode to Ochrasy
Maps, We Can Create
Mars Volta, Amputecture
Mars Volta, Octahedron
Marc Broussard, SOS: Save Our Soul
Marc Rosen & Sweet Thunder Jazztet, Monsoon
Marilyn Manson, Eat Me, Drink Me
Marianne Faithfull, Easy Come Easy Go
Mascara, Fountain of Tears
Mashup Soundsystem, A Great Escape From Lunacy
Massive Attack, Heligoland
Mastadon Blood Mountain
Matchbook Romance, Voices
The Matches, A Band in Hope
Mates of State, Re-Arrange Us
Matisyahu, Youth
McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Time for Leaving
McCarthy Trenching,
Calamity Drenching

Matt Wertz, Everything in Between
Midnight Movies, Lion the Girl
Minus The Bear, Omni
Miss Kittin, Batbox
Meat Beat Manifesto, Autoimmune
Megaherz, 5
Melvins, Nude With Boots
The Memory Band, Apron Strings
Menomena, Friend & Foe
The Melvins, A Senile Animal
Metal Church, A Light in the Dark
MGMT, Congratulations
Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell Fire!
Michael Schenker Group, In the Midst of Beauty
Midnight Falling, Beautiful Pearl
Miguel Migs, Those Things
Mike Younger, Every Stone You Throw
Miles Davis, Cool & Collected
Mind in a Box, Crossroads
Mindy Smith, My Holiday
Ministry, Rio Grande Blood
Ministry, The Last Sucker
Ministry & Co-Conspirators, Cover Up
The Mint Chicks, Crazy Yes Dumb No
Minus the Bear, Planet of Ice
Miracle Condition, Miracle Condition
Miss Derringer, Winter Hill
Mission of Burma, The Obliterati
Misstress Barbara, Come With Me
Moby, Wait for Me
Mocean Worker, Cinco de Mowo!
Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Mogwai, Mr. Beast
Momu, Momentum
Monster Magnet, 4-Way Diablo
Monty Are I, Wall of People
Moonspell, Under Satanae
Moonstarr, Moonstarr Remixes
Mooney Suzuki, Have Mercy
Money Mark, Brand New By Tomorrow
Morningwood, Morningwood
The Most Serene Republic, Population
Motörhead, Better Motörhead Than Dead: Live at Hammersmith
The Muckrakers, The Concorde Fallacy
Mudhoney, Under a Billion Suns
Mugison, Mugiboogie
[munk], Modest Among the Living
Muse, Black Holes & Revelations
MxPx, Let It Happen
My Morning Jacket, Okonokos
Myk Jung, Zenith is Decline
Nanci Griffith, Ruby’s Torch
Nat Adderley, Work Song
Neil Young, Prairie Wind
Neil Young, Live at Massey Hall
Neil Young, Living With War
Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Nelly Furtado, Loose
Neptune, Gong Lake
New Found Glory, Hits
A New Revolution, Rise
New Young Pony Club, Fantastic Playroom
Night Ranger, Hole in the Sun
Nine Inch Nails, Year Zero
Nirvana, Sliver: The Best of the Box
Noah Georgeson, Find Shelter
NOFX, Wolves in Wolves' Clothing
NoMeansNo, All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt
Norah Jones, The Fall
Northern State, Can I Keep this Pen?
The Notorious B.I.G., Duets: The Final Chapter
Oakenfold, A Lively Mind
Octavia Sperati, Grace Submerged
O’death, Head Home
Office, A Night at the Ritz
Ohgr, Devils in My Details
OK Go, Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky
OK Go, Oh No
The Old Soul, The Old Soul
One For the Team, Ghosts
The Orb, The Dream
Oreskaband, Ore
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, History of Modern
Bright Antenna/Warner Brothers, Sept. 28
Oscar G, Nervous Nitelife: Space Miami
Otep, The Ascension
Ozzy Osbourne, Under Cover
The Panic Channel, One
Panacea, The Scenic Route
The Panics, Cruel Guards
Papa Roach, MetamorphosisPapertrigger, EP
Patent Pending, Save Each Other, The Whales are Doing Fine
Patti Rothberg, Double Standards
Patton Oswalt, Lollipops and Werewolves
Patty Griffin, Downtown Church
Patty Larkin, Watch the Sky
Paul Oakenfold, Greatest Hits & Remixes
Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam
Pelican, City of Echoes
Pendulum, In Silico
Pennywise, The Fuse
Peter Frampton, Thank You Mr. Churchill
Pepper, No Shame
The Perishers, Victorious
Permanent Me, After the Room Clears
Pet Shop Boys, Yes
Peter Bradley Adams, Gather Up
Peter Bradley Adams, Leavetaking
Peter Doherty, Grace/Wastelands
Phantom Planet, Raise the Dead
Pharrell Williams, In My Mind
Phoenix Mourning, When Excuses Become Antiques
Phonograph, Phonograph
Pink, Funhouse
Pink Spiders, Modern Swinger/LittleRazorblade
Placebo, Meds
Plan B, Who Needs Action When You Got Words
Planes Mistaken for Stars, Mercy
The Plastic Constellations, We Appreciate You
Polysics, We Ate the Machine
Portugal The Man, Censored Color
Portugal the Man, Church Mouth
Powerman 5000, Destroy What You Enjoy
The Presets, Apocalypso
Presidents of the United States of America, These are the Good Times People
Pretty Girls Make Graves, Elan Vital
Pretenders, Break Up the Concrete Prince, 3121
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Holiday Time
Protokoll, Moving Forward
Prince, Planet Earth
Psychostick, Sandwich
Quasimode, The Land of Freedom
Queensryche, American Soldier
Queensryche, Operation Mindcrime II
Queens of the Stone Age, Era Vulgaris
The Raconteurs, Broken Boy Soldiers
The Radiators, Dreaming Out Loud
Radio Dept, Clinging To A Scheme
Radiohead, Best of Radiohead
Rasputina, Sister Kinderhook
Raine Maida, The Hunters Lullaby
Raging Speedhorn, Before the Sea Was Built
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, A Stranger Here
Rasputina, Oh Perilous World
Ratatat, LP4
The Raveonettes, Lust Lust Lust
Ray LaMontagne, Live from Bonnaroo 2005
RBD, Rebels
Red, Innocence & Instinct
Reel Big Fish, Monkeys for Nothin & The Chimps for Free
Regina Spektor, Begin to Hope
Relient K, Let It Snow Baby, Let It Reindeer
Return to Earth, Automata
Metal Blade Records, Aug. 17
Return to Forever, Returns
Rich Schroder, Your Kind Words
Richard Thompson, Front Parlour Ballads
Rammstein, Roserot
Raveonettes, In and Out of Control
Ray Chesna, The Perfect Blend
Recoil, Subhuman
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium
The Redwalls, The Redwalls
The Replacements, Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?
The Residents, Tweedles
Revolting Cocks, Cocked and Loaded
Rhapsody of Fire, Triumph or Agony
Rhett Miller, Rhett Miller
Rhett Miller, The Believer
Rihanna, Music of the Sun
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand
Rob Gee, Says
Rob Zombie, Educated Horses
Robin McKelle, Modern Antique
ROC, Night Fold Around Me
Rodigo y Gabriela, 11:11
Roky Erickson, You’re Gonna Miss Me (soundtrack)
Ron Carter, Dear Miles
Rosanne Cash, Black Cadillac
Rude Toys, Feel No Guilt
The Rumble Strips, Girls and Weather
Rush, Gold
Rusko, O.M.G.!
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Cardinology
Ryan Adams, Easy Tiger
The Sadies, New Seasons
Salem, King Night
Iamsound Brothers, Sept. 28
Sally Shapiro, My Guilty Pleasure
Sander Kleinenberg, This is Sander Kleinenberg
Sandi Thom Smile ... It Confuses People
Sara Lov, Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming
Sarah McLachlan, Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff
Sontiago, Steel Yourself
Sarah Harmer, I’m a Mountain
Saving Abel, Saving Abel
Saving Jane, One Girl Revolution
Scissor Sisters, Night Work
Scorpions, Humanity Hour 1
Sherwood, Qu
Shocking Pinks, Shocking Pinks
Shakira, Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Seasick Steve, Man From Another Time
Secretary Bird, Secretary Bird
Sea Wolf, White Water, White Bloom
Sean Jones, The Search Within
Sean Price, Jesus Price Supastar
Sebastian Bach, Angel Down
Seemless, What Have We Become
Seether, Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
Sepultura, Dante XXI
Sergio Mendes, timeless
Seu Jorge, Cru
Sevendust, Cold Day Memory
Shaw Blades, Influence
She Wants Revenge, She Wants Revenge
She Wants Revenge, This Is Forever
Shelby Lynne, Tears Lies And Alibis
Sheryl Crow, Wildflower
The Shimmers, The Way You Shine
The Shins, Wincing the Night Away
Shout Out Louds, Our Ill Wills
Sia, Some People Have Real Problems
Sick Puppies, Dressed Up As Life
Silverchair, Young Modern
Silversun Pickups, Carnavas
Simply Red, Stay
Siouxsie, Mantaray
Skid Row, Revolutions Per Minute
Skinny Puppy, Mythmaker
Slayer, World Painted Blood Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, In Glorious Times
Sleep Whale, Houseboat
Slim Thug, Boss of All Bosses
Smithereens, The Smithereens Play Tommy
Smoke Fairies, Ghosts
Snap, sad and metal
Some Action, The Band That Sucked ...
Sonic Youth, Rather Ripped
Sonny Rollins, Freedom Suites
South Central, The Owl of Minerva
Sparks, Hello Young Lovers
Spi Ritual, Pulse
Spiderman 3: Music from and Inspired By [Soundtrack]
Spooky, Open
Staind, Chapter V
Starkillers & Austin Leeds, Nervous Nitelife: Vegas
State Radio, Year of the Crow
Stars, In Our Bedroom After the War
State Radio, Us Against the Crown
The States, The Path of Least Resistance
The Static Age, Blank Screens
Secret Stealth, Hooked On You
Steve Lukather & Friends, Santa Mental
Stevie Wonder, A Time to Love
The Stooges, The Weirdness
Street Dogs, Fading American Dream
Street Dogs, Street Dogs
Sufjan Stevens, Songs for Christmas
Sufjan Stevens, The Avalanche
Superdrag, Industry Giants
Supergrass, Diamond Hoo Ha
Switches, Lay Down the Law
Tahiti 80, Fosbury
Tall Hands, Tall Hands
Tanya Tucker, My Turn
Tantric, Mind Control
Tarja, My Winter Storm
Taylor Hicks, Taylor Hicks
Tenacious D, The Pick of Destiny
Testament, The Formation of Damnation
Thriving Ivory, Thriving IvoryThelonious Monk, Brilliant Corners
Tito Puente and His Orchestra, Live at the 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival
The Summer Obsession, This is Where You Belong
SunnO))) & Boris, Altar
Terrorfakt, Teethgrinder
Test Your Reflex, The Burning Hour
The 303s, Lines of Parallel Minds
The Strokes, First Impressions of Earth
The Beatles, The Capitol Albumns Vol. 2
The Click Five, Greetings from Imrie House
The Fenians, Every Day's a Hooley
The Flaming Lips, At War With The Mystics
The Go! Team, The Go! Team
The Hold Steady, Separation Sunday
The Hours, It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish
The Lovemakers, Times of Romance
The Mammals, Departure
The Minus 5, The Minus 5
The Veronicas, The Secret Lives of the Veronicas
T. Raumschmiere, I Tank U
Theo Eastwind, The O
Thin Dark Line, The Resolution
Thirty Seconds to Mars, This is War
Tiesto, In Search of Sunrise 7: Asia
The Ting Tings, We Started Nothing
The Thrills, Teenager
Thelonious Monk, Brilliant Corners – Keepnews Collection
This Car Up, Smile When You’re Alone
Thom Yorke, The Eraser
Thunderheist, Thunderheist
Tim Williams, When Work is Done
Toadies, Feeler
Tom Novy, Ibiza Sessions Vol 2
Tomahawk, Anonymous
Thomas Lunch, Diagrams Without Instructions
Thursday, Common Existence
Tokyo Police Club, Champ
Tommy Emmanuel, cgp, The Mystery
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mojo
Tortoise, Beacons of Ancestorship
Tool, 10,000 Days
Tracy Chapman, Where You Live
Train, For Me it's You
Trentemøller, Into the Great Wide Yonder
Tristan Prettyman, Hello
Trouble Andrew, Trouble Andrew
Truth & Salvage Co., Truth & Salvage Co.
TV On the Radio, Dear Science
TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain
U2, No Line on the Horizon
UDO, Mastorcutor
Uh Huh Her, Common Reaction
Umphreys McGee, The Bottom Half
Umphrey McGee's, Safety in Numbers
Vaeda, State of Nature
Vampire Weekend, Contra
Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
Van Hunt, On the Jungle Floor
Various Artists, Bedrock Past Present Future
Various Artists, Johnny Cash Remixed
Various Artists, From L.A. With Love
Various Artists, Looking Back to Move Forward
Various artists, Soundtrack to Broken Flowers
Various Artists, Everything is Illuminted
Various Artists, The Jewish Songbook: The Heart and Humor of a People
Various artists, Songs from Elizabethtown
Various Artists, Monterey Jazz Festival: 50th Anniversary All-Stars
Various artists, KCRW’s Sounds Eclectico
Various Artists, Smallville, Metropolis Mix
Various Artists, Snakes on a Plane: The Album
Various artists, Song of America
Various Artists, Taste of Christmas
Various Artists, Veronica Mars (Original Television Soundtrack)
Various Artists, Well Deep: Ten Years of Big Dada Records
Veil Veil Vanish, Change in the Neon Light
Velvet Revolver, Libertad
Versus, On the Ones and Threes
Veruca Salt, IV
The Vestals, Songs about Girls ... and Other Mysteries
The View, Hats Off to the Buskers
The Vital Might, Obsidian
Vitamin D, Hard Times
The Vivs, Mouth to Mouth
VNV Nation, Of Fath Power and Glory
VNV Nation, Judgement
Voivoid, Infini
Vonda Shepard, From the Sun
Wade Waters, Return of the Kings
Wakey Wakey, Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You
The Walkmen, You & Me
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, Casualty Menagerie
The Warlocks, Heavy Deavy Skull Lover
WASP, Babylon
Wasteful Consumption Patterns, Solder
We All Have Hooks for Hands, The Shape of Energy
We Are Hex, Hail the Goer
We Are Scientists. With Love and Squalor
The Wedding Present, Search for Paradise: Singles 2004-2005
Weeds Soundtrack
Wednesday 13, Fang Bang
Ween, La Cucaracha
Weezer, Hurley
Weezer, The Red Album (Interscope Records)
The Weepies, Hideaway
Weird Al Yankovic, Straight Outta Lynnwood
The Who, Endless Wire
White Rabbits, Fort Nightly
White, White
Whitesnake, Good to be Bad
The White Stripes, Icky Thump
Whitey, The Light at the End of the Tunnel is a Train
Wilco, Kicking Television — Live in Chicago
The Wildbirds, Golden Daze
Willits + Sakamoto, Ocean Fire
Wild Light, Adult Nights
Wino, Punctuated Equilibrium
Winter Circle, The Huge and Hopeful
Wise Intelligent, The Talented Timothy Taylor
Witch, Witch
Witchcraft, The Alchemist
Wolf Eyes, Human Animal
Wolfmother, Cosmic Egg
Women, Women
Word-Beat, The Soul Dances
Worst CDs of 2005
Wumpscut, Body Census
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones
Yellowcard, Lights & Sounds
Yellowcard, Paper Walls
Yoko Ono, Yes, I’m a Witch
Yes, Symphonic Live
You Me At Six, Take Off Your Colours
You Say Party We Say Die, Lose All Time
Young Galaxy, Young Galaxy
Yusuf, An Other Cup