Kunek: Flight of the Flynns

Kunek doesn’t belong in the ambient bin, as it’s a bit more Badly Drawn Boy with a couple of Beatles moments thrown in, but most fans of the genre would appreciate the album.

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The Album Leaf: Into the Blue Again

From the sound of the opening track "The Light" on The Album Leaf's new, album Into the Blue Again, it would be forgivable to expect a sort of reigned in Sigur Ros. But when track two rolls around, listeners are instead greeted with a dark electropop offering vaguely reminiscent of Pedro the Lion.

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Sigur Ros : Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH 2/16/2006

It wouldn’t be fair to compare my first Sigur Ros concert experience with the one I had last week. You see, in 2004 I witnessed one of my favorite live concert experiences in Louisville at the Brown Theatre when Sigur Ros was on their first American tour. Being exposed to the band and their unique stage show was amazing. So, heading into Thursday nights show at the Taft Theatre, I naturally had high expectations. However, my expectations were that I would not be able to duplicate my initial experience.

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Sigur Ros: Takk…

Just in time for winter, the Icelandic super-elves Sigur Ros deliver another perfectly crystallized sonic poem evoking their sparkling quicksilver home in the stars. Takk

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Animal Collective: Feels

Taking nods from My Bloody Valentine, Syd Barrett and Eno might be making for a monumental listen, but for Animal Collective, Feels is just another commitment to studio experimentation for an art rock band.

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Jack Irons: Attention Dimension

Having recorded Attention Dimension as a five-year project, while healing from anxiety disorders, Jack Irons’ solo album has an obvious new-age feel, sounding like a yoga/meditation soundtrack in between guest spots from Eddie Vedder, Flea, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Les Claypool.

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