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Best of October 2004

Stand By EP - The Chills
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Stand By EP - The Chills
 $22.90
Attention all you legions of Chills fans out there, Martin Phillipps and his bunch of merry music makers are back in the recording arena, and sounding fantastic... More details...
EP Volume - Kora
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EP Volume - Kora
 $9.90
The latest outfit to come out of New Zealand's buoyant roots-rock (TrinityRoots, Black Seeds, Cornerstone Roots, Fat Freddy's, etc) scene is this Whakatane and Wellington five-piece known as Kora... More details...
Live At Bats - Fly My Pretties
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Live At Bats - Fly My Pretties
 $24.90
For those of you not yet aware, local boy Barnaby Weir (Black Seeds, Flash Harry) has a certain knack for the "pop" song that goes way beyond the pleasant reggae grooves of the Black Seeds. This musical collaboration put together by Weir is further proof of the growth of his considerable talents... More details...
Magic City - P-Money
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Magic City - P-Money
 $26.95
The initial spotlight that shone on Auckland DJ & producer P-Money has faded a little recently, with his friend and successful collaborator Scribe dominating press and sales in New Zealand's hip-hop scene... More details...
The Grind Date - De La Soul
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The Grind Date - De La Soul
 $27.95
'The Grind Date' proves that even after fifteen years in the rap game, De La Soul are still one of the most distinctively brilliant crews in hip-hop, and shows the pretenders out there how to achieve an album that holds your attention from start to finish... More details...
Kasabian - Kasabian
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Kasabian - Kasabian
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This four-piece out of Leicester are apparently one of Liam Gallagher's favourite bands, and for once he may be right! With a rock sound that incorporates throbbing electronica, Kasabian make swaggering anthemic (first single "Club Foot" is an absolute scorcher) pop music that recalls the better... More details...
Ape To Angel - Pitch Black
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Ape To Angel - Pitch Black
 $12.00
After three years of living on opposite sides of the planet the New Zealand duo known as Pitch Black (Paddy Free and Michael Hodgson) return with their latest instalment of electronica infused dub... More details...
A Hunting We Will Go - Various Artists
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A Hunting We Will Go - Various Artists
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If youre a bit of a vinyl buff and live in (or visit) Auckland, you have no doubt discovered the joys of the wee paradise known as Conch Records... More details...
Trouble - Akon
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Trouble - Akon
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With little originality in the current world of mainstream hip-hop it's nice to hear a distinctive voice and fresh talent like Akon making waves with this truly unique release... More details...
Thunder, Lightning, Strike - The Go! Team
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Thunder, Lightning, Strike - The Go! Team
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Believe it not there is one problem with my reviewing job. Occasionally I come across crazy kooky albums that I fall deeply in love with and want the rest of world to know about and love too... More details...
Together We're Heavy - The Polyphonic Spree
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Together We're Heavy - The Polyphonic Spree
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The debut from this 29 piece outfit ('The Beginning Stages Of') released in late 2002 garnered this unique band plenty of heady acclaim, and quite deservedly so! That album was apparently conceived as a "demo" type recording designed to get them gigs throughout the US, but their delicious blend of... More details...
Monster Movie (Remastered) - Can
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Monster Movie (Remastered) - Can
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Can's debut album is also the best starting point for listeners unfamiliar with one of the most influential and innovative of the seventies art-rock groups (whose number also included Ash Ra Temple, Amon Duul and Neu)... More details...
Soundtracks (Remastered) - Can
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Soundtracks (Remastered) - Can
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Often overlooked in Can's catalogue, the groups second LP is a collection of music created for several experimental films of the time, it also marks the departure of original vocalist Malcolm Mooney (due to a mental breakdown) and debut of Damo Suzuki who would stick with the band until 1973... More details...
Tago Mago (Remastered) - Can
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Tago Mago (Remastered) - Can
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One of the most influential bands of the seventies, Can is still unlike any band you have heard before, mixing many different elements of music into a melting pot of ideas and experimentation... More details...
Ege Bamyasi (Remastered) - Can
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Ege Bamyasi (Remastered) - Can
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Released in 1973, 'Ege Bam Yasi' captures Can at the peak of their considerable powers, and has long been a favourite with newcomers and established fans alike... More details...
The Beautiful Struggle - Talib kweli
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The Beautiful Struggle - Talib kweli
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Few rappers can claim to have stuck to hip-hops roots as much as Talib Kweli. His collaboration with Mos Def, the Black Star album, still stands as a defining moment in the realm of a more conscious movement away from Gangsta rap... More details...
Conscious Roots - Various Artists
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Conscious Roots - Various Artists
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When you consider how much of New Zealand pop music is currently influenced by reggae or dub it seems strange that this type of compilation hasn't been done sooner... More details...
Hotel Costes 7 - Hotel Costes Series
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Hotel Costes 7 - Hotel Costes Series
 $32.95
This excellent series from French label Wagram has gone from strength to strength, with the last three sets being quite outstanding... More details...
Butches Brew - Butch Cassidy Sound System
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Butches Brew - Butch Cassidy Sound System
 $31.95
With New Zealands love of reggae, caf style contemporary funk (St Germain, Gilles Peterson, etc) and our impending barmy summer (yes I am an optimist!), this debut from the Butch Cassidy Sound System aka 26-year old writer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Michael Hunter is bound to be a huge and... More details...
Real Gone - Tom Waits
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Real Gone - Tom Waits
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Having released over twenty albums in a career that has spanned some four decades, Tom Waits has not only indelibly forged a unique place for himself in contemporary American pop music, but continues to make music that pushes and confounds critics and fans alike, much like the wilful and obstinate... More details...
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