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"Rotten Taters"
Mike Compton
Self-released

"Rotten Taters" is, unbelievably, the first solo release from a mandolinist that, despite playing Carnegie Hall and the White House, simply should be more widely known than he is.

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Punch Brothers
"Who's Feeling Young Now?"
Nonesuch

"Who's Feeling Young Now?" will prove to be one of the most respected, lauded, challenging and influential works of the year. But that doesn't mean you'll like it.

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Paul McCartney
"Kisses on the Bottom"
Hear Music

"Kisses on the Bottom" is a collection of standards by Paul McCartney. This style of music is in McCartney's DNA, every bit as much as the music of Little Richard or Carl Perkins.

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First Aid Kit
"The Lion's Roar"
Wichita

To single out one song for praise on the new First Aid Kit album "The Lion's Roar" would be akin to extolling the beauty of a single stone in a mosaic.

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Smashing Pumpkins
"Gish" and "Siamese Dream" Deluxe Reissues
Virgin

Smashing Pumpkins' debut record "Gish" was released in May of 1991, just over 20 years ago. Their second record, "Siamese Dream," came a touch over two years later in July of 1993.

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Craig Finn
"Clear Heart Full Eyes"
Vagrant

Craig Finn left Brooklyn to record "Clear Heart Full Eyes" in Austin during a four-month break for the Hold Steady. While he arrived in Texas with songs in hand, the actual recording process -- including meeting up with producer Mike McCarthy and introductions to musicians Josh Block, Jesse Ebaugh, Ricky Ray Jackson and Billy White -- took only three weeks.

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Ingrid Michaelson
"Human Again"
Mom+Pop

With her lilting voice and nerdy, girl-next-door looks, Ingrid Michaelson has charmed an audience and built a career around her good-girl appeal.

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Nada Surf
"The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy"
Barsuk

Ever the ones to ignore music industry convention, Nada Surf is obviously moving in a different direction with "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy."

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St. Louis locals Middle Class Fashion deliver upbeat, piano-driven pop with their first full-length album, "Girl Talk."

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Guided by Voices
"Let's Go Eat the Factory"
Matador

There's a fair amount of context to the new Guided by Voices record, "Let's Go Eat the Factory," so let's recap.

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…

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