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Curses (Gern Blandsten). Review by Aaron Shaul.
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Trebuchet EP (Slow Dance). Review by Troy Jewell.
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One By One (RCA). Review by Chad Perman.
Songs For the Deaf (Interscope). Review by James Mann.
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