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Melissa Etheridge - Skin

Since coming out in 1993, Etheridge’s music has been overshadowed by her lesbian lifestyle. Parenthood with partner Julie Cypher (and children sired by David Crosby) further fuelled a “lesbian chic” trend in the media. Cypher’s now a thing of the past and Etheridge’s latest album deals with heartbreak and hope. But the record is mired in the sort of romantic cliches and pop mediocrity of “I Want to Be in Love,” the album’s first single.
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David Usher - Morning Orbit

How to ensure your solo career doesn’t threaten the stability of your band? If you’re David Usher, you co-opt fellow Moist men Mark Makoway and Jeff Pearce to co-produce. Usher also wisely enlists rapper Snow and My Brilliant Beast singer Julia Galios and employs lush strings and operatic voices on the seductive “Black Black Heart.” The album’s best cut, the anthemic “Alone in the Universe,” may even become a bigger hit than Moist’s own singles. What then?
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The Beta Band - Hot Shots II

That scene in High Fidelity , where Rob (John Cusak) hooks customers in his Championship Vinyl record shop by playing an album of trippy pop, has done wonders for this cool, unassuming Scottish quartet. On its second full-length disc, the once-obscure band delves deeper into dub, electronica and other dreamy soundscapes. While most of it has a sunny vibe, one tracks cleverly turns Harry Nilsson’s “One” into a nightmarish rap about “virtual reality.” Serious headphone music.
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