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Some recent faves from eMusic (click to hear samples):

  • The Life Pursuit -- Belle and Sebastian's best offering yet. It's unlike anything they've ever done before. More pop, less "twee."

  • Death of the Party -- funky, martial electronica/techno/dance from Kudu (and released in advance).

  • The Greatest and You Are Free, by Cat Power. I've already blogged about my love affair with Cat's latest, The Greatest, but after downloading it, I went back to listen to You Are Free, and I think that 2003 offering is even better.

  • Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, which is alt-country darling Neko Case's latest. She sounds more like Patsy Cline than ever. I think I'll send a tune or two to Big Brother, so he can listen to something other than Toby Keith.

  • Discotheque -- delicious Eurotrash electronica from Stereo Total. Funniest track: the cover of the Rolling Stones' "Mother's Little Helper," which sounds as though it's being sung by a Berlin cabaret act.

  • Rockin' At Ground Zero -- The Gears. I had to throw some punk into the mix. Not the greatest surf-punk in the world, but different -- half of this album is worth downloading; leave the rest.

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    Sermon on Exposition Boulevard Rickie Lee Jones, Sermon on Exposition Boulevard

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    The Girl Collection De Bossen, The Girl Collection

    Robbers & Cowards Cold War Kids, Robbers & Cowards

    Carinvore Simon Dawes, Carnivore

    Until Death Comes Frida Hyvonen, Until Death Comes

    Tratore Basics 2: New Brazilian Rock Tratore Basics Vol. 2, Novo Rock Brazil

    Modern Times Yusuf: An Other Cup

    Modern Times The Beatles: Love

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    Paper Television The Blow: Paper Television

    Freedom Haters Unite! A Bloodshot Records Sampler, Vol. 1 Freedom Haters Unite! A Bloodshot Records Sampler

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    Prototypes Prototypes: Prototypes

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    Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives Voxtrot: Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives

    Your Biggest Fan Voxtrot: Your Biggest Fan

    Translate Macon Greyson: Translate

    Get Evens The Evens: Get Evens

    Veruca Salt IV Veruca Salt: Veruca Salt IV

    Modern Times Bob Dylan: Modern Times

    Look Your Best Pink Tuscadero: Look Your Best

    Blue On Blue Leigh Nash: Blue on Blue

    I Am  Not Afraid Of  You And I Will Beat Your Ass Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

    Boys and Girls in America The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America

    The Longest Meow Bobby Bare Jr.: The Longest Meow"

    Hello Love The Be Good Tanyas: Hello Love

    The Lemonheads The Lemonheads: The Lemonheads

    Ben Kweller Ben Kweller: Ben Kweller

    We Are The Pipettes The Pipettes: We Are the Pipettes

    Surprise Paul Simon: Surprise

    Sev7en Exene Cervenka and the Original Sinners: Sev7en

    A Hundred Highways Johnny Cash: American V: A Hundred Highways

    For the Best of Us The John Doe Thing: For the Best of Us

    Runaway Bombshell The Fondas: Runaway Bombshell

    Flat-Pack Philosophy Buzzcocks: Flat Pack Philosophy

    Citrus Asobi Seksu: Citrus

    The Loon Tapes 'n Tapes: The Loon

    2006 Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler Various Artists: 2006 Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler (24 free tracks)

    News and Tributes The Futureheads: News and Tributes

    Zoysia The Bottle Rockets: Zoysia

    Let's Get Out of This Country Camera Obscura: Let's Get Out of This Country

    Bang Bang Rock & Roll Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll

    A Blessing and a Curse Drive By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse

    Broken Boy Soldiers The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

    The Life Pursuit Belle and Sebastian: The Life Pursuit

    The Greatest Cat Power: The Greatest

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