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Best of January 2005

Push The Button - Chemical Brothers
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Push The Button - Chemical Brothers
Released just in time for their Big Day Out shows (apparently Australia and NZ get this album a week or so before the rest of the world), Tom and Ed Chemical have delivered a fine album (number five) that once again spans the pop and dance markets with consummate ease (after eleven years together... More details...
Ray Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Ray Charles
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Ray Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Ray Charles
Incredibly the idea for this movie based on the life of the legendary Ray Charles began its life way back in 1988 (can you believe they had trouble finding funding for this project?), and was finely completed shortly before his passing... More details...
Summer In Abaddon - Pinback
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Summer In Abaddon - Pinback
Comprising of two principle players - Armistead Burwell Smith lV (ex obscure-but-good nineties "alternative" outfit 3 Mile Pilot) and Rob Crow (ex just-as-obscure-but-just-as-good "alternative" outfit Heavy Vegetable) - this San Diego band make highly original "alt-pop" that mixes new wave twists,... More details...
Loops From The Bergerie - Swayzak
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Loops From The Bergerie - Swayzak
Absolutely superb album from the Swayzak boys that has to rate as one of the best proper ‘albums’ you’ll come across in the electronic genre of late... More details...
Blueberry Boat - The Fiery Furnaces
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Blueberry Boat - The Fiery Furnaces
Released late 2004, this endlessly inventive second album from this US brother and sister (Matt and Eleanor Friedberger) duo known as The Fiery Furnaces, also rates as one of last year's best... More details...
Burning Spear At Studio One - Burning Spear
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Burning Spear At Studio One - Burning Spear
Rich in musical history, Jamaica has produced many great singers, songwriters and musicians. Among those however there are few who possess the unwavering and all encompassing commitment to a musical and spiritual ideal as Winston Rodney aka The Burning Spear... More details...
Shock City Maverick - Beans
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Shock City Maverick - Beans
Once part of the word-heavy US indie hip hop crew Antipop Consortium, rapper Beans has now firmly established a solo career via UK's avant-garde Warp Recordings... More details...
Aghast Agape - Prosaics
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Aghast Agape - Prosaics
Formed early 1992, this charismatic New York trio consisting of Andy Comer (guitar/vocals), Bill Kuehn (drums) and Joshua Zucker (bass) have delivered a stunning five track EP of modern "indie" rock, which like work from label mates Interpol, celebrates the numerous rich "punk" or "indie"... More details...
Mishmash - Regurgitator
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Mishmash - Regurgitator
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