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+44 When Your Heart Stops Beating | 11.06

1997 A Better View of the Rising Moon | 06.07

50 Cent The Massacre | 04.05

8 Mile Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture | 12.02

21 Reasons January | 06.03

Aaron Neville Orchid in the Storm | 03.03

Abdel Wright Abdel Wright | 03.06

Aberdeen City The Freezing Atlantic | 02.06

Action Action An Army of Shapes Between Wars | 01.06

Alabaster The Emily Shrine | 05.03

Alanis Morisette Feast on Scraps | 02.03

All Out War Assassins in the House of God | 05.07

The All-American Rejects When the World Comes Down | 01.09: The All-American Rejects | 03.03

American Hi-Fi The Art of Losing | 04.03

Amy Saia Souldier | 10.03

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead So Divided | 12.06, World's Apart | 02.05

Andy Masters A Tribute to Joe Pass | 04.05

Andy Masters Trek | 07.04

Ani Difranco Evolve | 04.03

Annie Lennox Bare | 08.03

The Appleseed Cast Two Conversations | 11.03

Astral Sleepwalker | 01.09

The Ataris So Long, Astoria | 04.03

Azure McCall The Gift | 02.04

Back Porch Mary Back Porch Mary | 01.03

Backyard Tire Fire The Places We Lived| 08.08
vagabonds and hooligans| 11.07

Badly Drawn Boy One Plus One is One | 12.20

Bad Veins Bad Veins | 07.09

Bag of Toys Afternooner | 08.08

Beastie Boys To the 5 Boroughs | 08.04

BCR Speck of Dust | 08.04

Beck The Information | 12.06, Guero | 04.05

Beck Sea Change | 10.02

Ben Arnold Nevermind My Blues| 04.08

Ben Folds Ben Folds Live | 12.02

Between the Buried and Me The Anatomy of | 07.06

The Big Iron Thanks for the Therapy | 02.08

Black Diamond Heavies A Touch of Someone Else's Class | 08.08

The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk | 10.03

The Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business | 06.05

The Black Maria Lead us to Reason | 01.28

Blink 182 Blink 182 | 04.04

Bobby Darin Aces Back to Back | 12.20

Bobby Previte The Coalition of the Willing| 04.06

The Bobcats La Cocina del Puerco | 02.04

Bob Dylan Live 1975 | 12.02

Bob Walkenhorst The Beginner | 07.03

The Bo-Keys The Royal Sessions | 09.04

Brakes Tale of Two Cities | 06.08

Brazil Dasein | 02.03

The Brew Jam A Soul Full of Hope | 03.08, 12 Years of Sundays | 04.06, Ten Years of Sundays | 05.04

The Bridge National Bohemian 01.11

Bruce Springsteen The Rising | 08.02

Bucky Pizzarelli & Frank Vignola Moonglow | 01.06

Campfire Girls Tell Them Hi | 12.03

Candace Evans So Nice | 12.03

Catch 22 Catch 22 Live | 12.20

Chad Rex and the Victorstands gravity works fire burns | 08.06

Charlie Barnard Ivory Serpents & The Starving Tree | 07.08

Christian McBride Live at Tonic | 11.06

Christopher Blue Room Tones | 07.07

Chuck Prophet No Other Love | 08.02

Clarence BucaroNew Orleans | 09.09

Cold Year of the Spider | 07.03

Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head | 11.02

Counting Crows Hard Candy | 08.02

The Cure Dream | 10.08

Dale Watson The Trucking Sessions | 04.09.08

Danny Krause plain brown wrapper | 09.03

Darius Rucker back to then | 08.02

Darker My Love 2 | 10.08

Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin | 06.05

Dashboard Confessional A mark, a mission, a brand, a scar | 10.03 Dusk and Summer | 07.06

Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart | 10.07

Deadstring Brothers Starving Winter Repeort | 01.06

Deadtofall Everything I Touch Falls to Pieces | 10.02

Deftones deftones | 07.03

Delaney Gibson The Worst Kind of Way | 12.08

The Detroit Cobras Baby | 07.05

Dirty Pretty Things Waterloo | 01.07

The Distillers Coral Fang | 03.04

The Dixie Chicks Home | 10.02

Duke Robillard Living with the Blues | 11.02

Elan Together as One | 07.06

Electron Love Theory Colors of the Galaxy | 05.07

Elliott Smith From a Basement on a Hill | 10.04

Elton John The Captain & The Kid | 02.07

Elyse Bruce Countdown to Midnight | 02.08

Eminem Encore | 12.20

The Enemies Seize the Day | 08.02

Entico Pieranunzi, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron Live In Japan | 05.07

Enrique Iglesias 7 | 12.03

Eric Lindell Change in the Weather | 08.06

e.s.t. Seven Days of Falling | 10.04

Eudora No Coast | 04.04

Evanescence Fallen | 03.03

Exene Cervenka Somewhere Gone | 08.09

Fairview We'll Dodge It on the Way Back | 02.03

Far Beyond Frail A Girl, Almost | 09.05

Feist Open Season | 09.06

Fergie The Dutchess | 01.07

Fiancé please, ambitious, please | 05.08

The Flaming Lips Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell | 01.04

The Forecast Late Night Conversations | 05.05

Forest Whitlow Sunrise in Reverse | 08.05

Forest Whitlow & the Crash Land of X | 08.03

Fountains of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers | 09.03

The Frank and Joe Show 66 2/3 | 10.05

Freya As the Light Drains | 05.03

Futureheads Sire | 12.04

George Cables Looking for the Light | 02.04

George Winston Night Divides the Day: The Music of the Doors | 01.03

Giraffes The Giraffes | 02.06

Glasseater Everything is beautiful when you don't look down | 10.03

God is Dead Of Idols | 11.08

Grayson Capps Rott-N-Roll | 09.08: Songbones | 01.08: Wail & Ride | 01.07: If You Knew My Mind | 10.05

Grafton Blind Horse Campaign | 06.04

Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy | 12.08

Gwen Stefani Love.Angel.Music.Baby | 01.05

The Haji Ahkba-Ervin Brown Assembly The Haji Ahkab-Ervin Brown Assembly | 05.05

Handsome Boy Modeling School White People | 11.04

The Harlem Experiment The Harlem Experiment | 11.07

Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely | 04.06 The Silence in Black and White | 12.04

The High Speed Scene The High Speed Scene| 05.05

The Hives Tyrannosaurus Hives | 08.04

Hot Heels Records Bullet Rain | 12.08

The Hurt Process Drive by Monologue | 12.04

IKILLCars Becky | 09.07

Interpol Antics | 10.04

James Blood Ulmer Bad Blood in the City | 06.07; Birthright | 12.05; No Escape from the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions | 11.03

Jeff Dernlan Cobblestone | 04.08

Jeff Wood Underneath Me | 01.08

Jerry Dowell Naked | 01.05; Prelude to Apocalypse | 10.03; The Ascending Masquerade | 03.03

Janiva Magness Bury Him at the Crossroads | 03.05

Jewel 0304 | 07.03

Jimmy Eats World Futures | 12.04

Joe Williams featuring Ben Webster Havin' A Good Time | 03.05

Joel Kraft Big Ideas | 04.06

John Ellis By a Thread | 07.06

Jon Langford & his Sadies Mayors of the Moon | 02.03

Jonny Lang Turn Around | 10.06

Judith Owen Lost and Found | 08.05

Julia Othmer Oasis Motel | 01.06

The Junior Varsity Cinematographic | 07.07; The Great Compromise | 05.06

Karrin Allyson In Blue | 12.02

Keane Under the Iron Sea | 07.06

Kelly Burgos Kelly Burgos | 04.08

Keyshia Cole The Way It Is | 11.05

Killer Strayhorn Long Story Short | 07.08

King Louie One Man Band Chinese Crawfish | 06.06

King Sunny Ade Synchro Series | 06.03

Laura Ewen adn the Unstrung Orchistra Ghosts and Gasoline | 07.07

Lee McBee Soul Deep | 09.02

The Libertines The Libertines | 10.04; Up the Bracket | 05.03

Limpbizkit results may vary | 11.03

Lisa Moritz Dream of Blue | 12.02

The Litigators Look out for the Bottom Line | 01.28

Lizzie West & The White Buffalo I Pledge Allegiance to Myself | 04.06

LMFAO I'm in Miami Bitch | 02.09

Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose | 08.04

Madcap Under Suspicion | 05.04

Madonna American Life | 05.03

Marco Benevento Invisible Baby | 02.08

Marilyn Manson The Best of Marilyn Manson | 10.04; The Golden Age of Grotesque | 08.03

Marrow Quietdesperation | 09.08

Martin Pahinui Ho'olohe (Listen) | 08.03

Mat Dickson Land's End | 01.08

Maya Arulpragasam M.I.A. ARULAR | 09.06

MC Honkey I am the Messiah | 04.03

The Meat Purveyors Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse | 08.06

The Melismatics Mania! | 02.12

Mic Piper Big Brass Bells and Bashing Piano | 01.04

Michael James To Raise an Army for Love | 05.08

Mickey Avalon Mickey Avalon | 04.07

Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle Battery Milk | 02.07

Mocean Worker Cinco de Mowo! | 08.07; Enter The MoWo! | 05.05

Modest Mouse The Moon and Antarctica | 04.04

Moe Shinola Radio Caroline | 09.07

Mushroom with Eddie Gale Joint Happening | 06.07

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Greendale | 09.03

The New Amsterdams Worse for Wear | 11.03

Nikki Sudden Treasure Island | 02.05

Nine Inch Nails With Teeth | 06.05

Nine Mile Burn Nine Mile Burn | 06.05

No Doubt The Singles, 1992-2003 | 02.04

Nodes of Ranvier Defined by Struggle | 08.07

Norman Brown just chillin' | 10.02

Oliver Future pax future | 09.07
Papa Roach Metamorphosis | 04.09

Paul Westerberg Come Feel Me Tremble | 02.04

A Perfect Murder Strength Through Vengeance | 11.05

Pizzasaurus Rex Traveling Today on Yesterday's Maps | 03.07

PJ Harvey Uh Huh Her | 09.04

Powerman 500 transform | 06.03

Public Enemy Revolverlution | 09.02

Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze | 04.05 Over the Years and Through the Woods| 01.06

Rahsaan Roland Kirk Brotherman In The Fatherland | 05.06 Compliments of the Mysterious Phantom | 05.03

Rancid Indestructible | 09.03

Rasputina The Lost and Found 2nd Edition | 04.03

Red Hot Chili Peppers By The Way | 10.02

Red Kate Little Red Songbook | 03.09

Rev. Bubba D. Liverance & The Cornhole Prophets Let My Peoples Dance | 07.08

The Revolution Smile Above the Noise | 01.04

Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys Empty House | 12.20

Rise Against Appeal to Reason | 11.08

Rob Zombie House of 1000 Corpses | 06.03

Robin Thicke The Evolution of Robin Thicke | 02.07

The Rocket Summer calendar days | 03.03

Roman Holiday, The The Apocalyptic Genocide of the Human Race | 01.09

Rumblejetts Foreplay | 03.05

Ryan Adams Love is Hell, pt. 1 | 12.03

Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban Mambo Sinuendo | 03.03

Sarah McLachlan Afterglow | 12.03

Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters | 08.04

Scott H. Biram The Dirty Old One Man Band | 09.05; Graveyard Shift| 09.06Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever| 07.09

Seth Walker Seth Walker | 11.07
Seth Walker Leap of Faith | 04.09

Shelter Belt Rain Home | 04.04

Sheryl Crow The Very Best of... | 01.04
Wildflower | 10.05

Silvertide Show & Tell | 05.04

Simpler Machine 2013| 03.08

Sinai Beach Immersed | 04.05

The Sleeping Questions and Answers | 05.06

Smash Mouth Get the Picture | 09.03

Smoking Popes At Metro | 03.06

Snapcase Bright Flashes | 01.04; End Transmission | 12.02

Snow Patrol Eyes Open | 05.06

Solomon Burke Don't Give Up on Me | 11.02

Spam Allstars Electrodomesticos | 06.07

Speech Spiritual People | 01.03

Spiderbait Tonight Alright | 11.04

Spitalfield Remember Right Now | 08.03

Spitalfield Stop Doing Bad Things | 02.05

Split Lip Rayfield Should Have Seen It Coming | 10.04

Stare Into the Sun Whispers Turn to Howls | 01.09

StealingJane Say Something | 06.08

Sting Sacred Love | 11.03

Stopping Power There's No Stopping... | 04.03

Streetlight Manifesto keasby nights 2 | 03.06

S.T.U.N. Evolution of Energy | 08.03

Styles A Ganster and a Gentleman | 10.02

t.A.T.u. 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane | 01.03

Ten Foot Pole Bad Mother Trucker | 09.02

Thicke A Beautiful World | 06.03

Thievery Corporation The Outernational Sound | 09.04: The Richest Man in Babylon | 11.02

Thomas Henkelmann Greenwich | 05.08

Thomas Mapfuno & the Blacks Unlimited Manhungetunge/Chimurenga Rebel | 02.03

The Thrills So Much for the City | 01.04

The Tossers Agony | 04.07 : The Valley of the Shadow of Death | 09.05

Train My Private Nation | 07.03

The Trashcan Sinatras Weightlifting | 11.04

Tokio Hotel Humanoid | 10.09

Tom Burris For Sale | 01.03

Toni Gates Outside the Lines | 11.03

Tori Amos Scarlet's Walk | 11.02

Townes Van Zandt Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas | 08.02

Trailer Bride Hope is a Thing with Feathers | 03.04

Trouble Junction Trial by Fire | 12.03

Trust Co. The Lonely Position of Neutral | 11.02

T.S. Monk Higher Ground | 09.03

Ugly Stick Still Glistening | 03.09

The Vacation Band from World War Zero | 11.05

Various artists The Reclamation Project | 12.02:
The September Sessions | 02.03: Gospel Music | 02.06: Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack | 01.09 

Various bands All's Not Quiet on the Alternative Front | 10.03

Velvet Freeze Wearwithal | 02.04

Vigalantee A.N.I.M.A.L | 03.07;
No Jaangle Movement
| 12.05;
The $5 Likk | 07.03
M.I.R.A.C.L.E.
| 07.09

The Vital Might Red Planet | 10.08

The Von Bondies Pawn Shoppe Heart | 04.04

The Wabash Cannonballs Disraeli Beers | 12.07

The Wallflowers Rebel, Sweetheart | 07.05

The Wallflowers Red Letter Days | 01.03

Warped Tour 2006 Compilation | 06.06

Wayne Hancock Tulsa | 11.06

The White Stripes Elephant | 05.03

The Whore Moans Hello from the Radio Wasteland | 02.09

Why Make Clocks these things are ours | 09.09

Wilco A Ghost is Born | 09.04

Willie Heath Neal Out of Highway | 06.09

Wolfmother Wolfmother | 07.06

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones | 04.06
Fear to Tell | 06.03

Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz | 03.09

Zen Blues Quartet Again and yet again | 02.09

Zox The Wait | 07.06