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Grandaddy

The concept behind Below the Radio is that you -- the independent music consumer and/or poseur -- admire Grandaddy's Jason Lytle so much, you're willing to pawn your bowling shoes for a K-Tel collection of his favorite songs. Hyped as a "mix tape," the compilation includes Lytle-picked tracks from up-and-comers Fruit Bats, Earlimart, and Snow Patrol as well as graying icons like Beck, Pavement, and Giant Sand. There's even one new Grandaddy track -- the hold-hands-and-sway indie gospel sing-along "Nature Anthem. " For maximum marketability and cross-selling appeal, most of the 15 tracks tread musical ground similar to that tilled by the Modesto beard farmers: spaced-out, sad-sack rock with a vaguely Americana flair. It could be called Now That's What I Call Indie Rock! The good news is that Lytle chose to champion a number of criminally underexposed odes and artists. The bad news is that this is not a new Grandaddy disc. -- Eryc Eyl

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