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New Releases: January 3, 2006

Here’s our rundown of what’s new and noteworthy in record stores this week.

The Strokes, First Impressions of Earth (RCA)
First Impressions is an olympiad of self-help chin-ups. This exceeding introspection, combined with a sound that further abandons brittle ’80s giddiness for studio-wonk man rock, may incur accusations of terminal flameout.
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Buy: Amazon | iTunes

Coldcut, Sound Mirrors (Ninja Tune)
This pair of DJs has been cutting and pasting beats since Diplo was in short pants. Sound Mirrors is Coldcut’s first album since 1999’s Vjamm.
Buy: Amazon | iTunes

The Motion Sick, Her Brilliant Fifteen (Digital Bear Entertainment)
Boston-based Motion Sick releases their debut album, Her Brilliant Fifteen, Elephant 6-style indie rock with dreamy, eloquent lyrics.
Buy: from the Motion Sick Website

Various Artists, Grandma’s Boy Soundtrack (Epic)
This Adam Sandler-produced yuk-fest has a pretty respectable and eclectic soundtrack including songs from Bloc Party, VHS or Beta, the Mooney Suzuki, the Futureheads, Kool Keith, and Paul Wall.
Buy: Amazon

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