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Dean Gray – American Edit

Dean Gray - American Edit
Rating: 3.5
Release Date: 11/18/2005
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Dean Gray’s American Edit is a mashup of Green Day’s new album American Idiot. Only 10 days after it’s release, Green Day’s label, Warner Records, despite the fact that Edit was released as an internet only release with no commercial gain, sent a cease and desist to Gray. The shutdown of his site and fan outrage led to “Gray Tuesday,” a social protest in which websites illegally hosted the mp3s for a day. The album itself is a unique, creative and addictive.

Favorite Tracks
Boulevard of Broken Songs
American Jesus
Greenday Massacre

Amos Lee – Amos Lee

Amos Lee - Amos Lee
Rating: 4.0
Release Date: 03/01/2005
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Amos Lee’s world is changing after his major label debut Amos Lee. The former bartender and elementary school teacher’s album is an easy listen. The arrangements are simple and mellow and the tracks feature revealing everyman lyrics.

Favorite Tracks
Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight ITMS Link
Arms of a Woman ITMS Link
Black River ITMS Link

Danger Doom – The Mouse and The Mask

Danger Doom - The Mouse and The Mask
Rating: 4.0
Release Date: 10/11/2005
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The Mouse and the Mask, the long-awaited joint-venture of Danger Mouse and MF Doom is “Number one in the hood, G!” The album is centered around cartoons, specifically tandems with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, bringing in characters from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast for cameos and skits throughout the record. Musically, it is a brilliant combination of ’70s funk and modern hip/hop. Lyrically, Doom’s flow is flawless. While not to serious, and slightly goofy, the album is catchy and will keep your head nodding.

Favorite Tracks
A.T.H.F
Sofa King ITMS Link
Old School ITMS Link
Space Ho’s ITMS Link

Coldplay – X&Y

Coldplay - X&Y
Rating: 3.0
Release Date: 06/07/2002
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After nearly three years and several scrapped tracks, Coldplay third album has arrived. With X&Y there is no junior slump. The album features confident, genuine tunes that are simply beautiful. Chris Martin and company deliver emotional songs about everyday life, love and loss.

Favorites Tracks
Fix You ITMS Link
What If ITMS Link
Talk ITMS Link

Common – Be

Common - Be
Rating: 4.5
Release Date: 05/24/2005
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Common comes full circle with his 6th release, Be. After receiving a disappointing reaction to Electric Circus, he returns to his roots with introspective story telling tracks. Produced by Kanye West and featuring sweet beats and smooth sounds, Be could be the best rap album of 2005.

Favorites Tracks
The Corner ITMS Link
The Food (live) ITMS Link
Go ITMS Link
It’s Your World ITMS Link

Time – Better Off

Time - Better Off
Release Date: 04/05/2005
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Time, based in Gainesville, FL releases their most polished album to date. Backed by producer Ted Comerford and mixer Paul Hager, Better Off is a mature, insightful and energetic work. Hard working and talented, this band’s dynamic sound is a joy to hear.

Favorites Tracks
Am I Everything
Breathing Slowly WMP Link
Leaving This Behind

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