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MB41 is not for everyone! Side effects will include a weekly alliteration addiction and exposure to astute, acute, erudite, caustic wit! • Daphne Loves Derby — On The Strength Of All Convinced (Outlook) :: Tie your brother down! Freddie Mercury joins Wings! • Kraftwerk — Minimum-Maximum (EMI) :: What’s the speed limit on Information Highway 69? Clickety-split. • The Hurt Process — A Heartbeat Behind (Victory) :: Are you ready for the CSNY of screamo? Me neither. • The PagesCreatures Of The Earth (Unsound) :: Heads they’re an electric Kingston Trio, tails they’re a folkie Velvet Underground. • Jobriath — Creatures Of The Street (Elektra) :: Even at his summer-camp swishiest he’s still heavier than Xiu “Yoo Hoo” Xiu. • Sybris — Sybris (Flameshovel) :: Take a banana peel and throw it down the stairs! Siouxsie Sioux joins the Velvets! • Various Artists — Vans Warped Tour 2005 (Side One Dummy) :: Two discs, 50 tracks, the tympanum-shredding price we have to pay for Monterey Pop. • The Evil Queens — First It Boils, Then It Spills (Addison) :: Finally it hardens into this hot steamin’ slab of heavy molten rock. • Pointed Sticks — Perfect Youth (Sudden Death) :: Whatever you do, make sure you don’t overlook this excellent reissue of infectious good-time new-wave power pop from 1980. • The Number Twelve Looks Like You — nuclear. sad. nuclear. (Eyeball) :: I’m not ready for flamenco screamo either. • Ulver — Blood Inside (Jester) :: She’s giving me bad vibrations! Diamanda Galás joins the Beach Boys! • SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Odiorne — Heavy Wish (File 13) :: This echoing pop album begins by using the watery tremulous horns from “It’s Only A Northern Song” and concludes by being the orchestral trance record that Yellow Submarine should’ve been. • Be seeing you!

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