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Music

Money Can't Buy Me Love

Whether or not downloading music is illegal no longer matters to the record industry and artists. The new question is how to capitalize off of new technology in order to stop plummeting profits.

by ZACH SMITH

Just preachy

Lauryn Hill, Pras and Wyclef Jean have walked very different paths since The Fugees broke up. Hill was a hit with both critics and fans with her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Her follow-up, an MTV Unplugged album released four years later, was met with much head scratching.

by JOHN CARROLL

Green thumbs

British Sea Power's Yan is so cool that he doesn't need another name. When not talking to Street on the phone in a sometimes indecipherable accent, Yan scours the forests for trees and shrubbery to adorn BSP's live act.

by JOHN CARROLL

Adams' song

Prepare to dance in your undies again -- the Madonna of alt-country is back and louder than ever. With his first official follow-up to the critically acclaimed Gold, Ryan Adams has managed to successfully re-invent himself.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Amateur Porn

The name Vertical Horizon may not seem familiar at first, but their breakthrough single "Everything You Wanted" was a radio and MTV staple.

by JACLYN EINIS

She's an indie rocker

Judging by all of the successful shows at the Troc, TLA, North Star and First Unitarian Church, it's obvious that indie rock is alive and well in Philadelphia.

by ETHAN FIXELL

Just Beat It

They have me on a short leash here," Cedric Bixler says as he tugs on his microphone cord for extra slack.

by KEVIN LO

Dirty Jerz

E-Town Concrete epitomizes Jersey music - they've been perfecting their mix of hip-hop and metal since 1995, long before rap-rock hit mainstream.

by ZACH SMITH

Where Are My Chucks?

Highly anticipated doesn't even begin to describe sentiment towards The Strokes' new album, Room On Fire. This being only their second effort, the hype that surrounds these five New Yorkers has been working harder than a crackhead on speed.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Caught red-handed

Gray Davis, Recalled Governor of California -- The public relations nightmare that came about after the RIAA sued a twelve-year-old girl forced the Industry to refine their suing strategy.

by 34TH STREET

10 shit stirring album covers

W.A.S.P: ANIMAL (FUCK LIKE A BEAST) EP Meaning lies somewhere in this cover, I just need some time and a few analytical essays to unlock the secret.

by 34TH STREET

The Way They Move

Dave Navarro once said that going solo is the kiss of death. Then he went solo. Now he's playing guitar for Christina Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

Immaculate Erection

Dan Larkin knows Liam & Me are going to make it. "We all are," he says over the phone from Gainesville, Fla.

by SAMMY MACK

Mopping Up

Aaron Lewis may be a moping and MTV-friendly Fred Durst suck-up, but his band isn't half bad live. On Saturday, Staind and Sevendust kicked off the first day of their tour with a sonic flurry of rock proportions. As Sevendust's Thundercats-esque red and black flag descended, testosterone coursed madly through the audience's veins.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

They won't choke you

James Reimer does not exactly stick out like a sore thumb alongside his 23 other band mates in The Polyphonic Spree.

by ZACH SMITH

Quick Spins: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The guitars disappeared, but the clouds of depression hanging over A Perfect Circle's music have not.

by 34TH STREET

Digital Video Diary

Regular Guys is an intelligent, interesting and entertaining German film. Although intensely boring, it's a fantastic movie if you watch it in well spread-out 15 minute chunks.

by 34TH STREET

Addicted to Sobriety

Off the crystal meth and back in the studio, Rufus Wainwright puts forth his most sober and self-reflective album to date.

by SAMMY MACK

Death Cock speaks

With the release of You Forgot It In People, Broken Social Scene was catapulted from an unknown Canadian band to one of the most talked about groups in indie rock.

by JOHN CARROLL

Party Animal

I'm not a metalhead, and as I pushed my way through the bearded and pierced attendees of last Thursday's Andrew W.K.

by JOHN CARROLL

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