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Music

Editor's picks

Jim Newell Puff Daddy and the Family No Way Out Buying '97s No Way Out marked an important step in my record collection's evolution.

by 34TH STREET

Behind the Mask

Picture this: MC So-and-so doing 90 in a sky-blue, drop-top BMW, coasting along the Van Wyck, as the leaves falling from the trees coat the concrete with the carnival colors of autumn.

by JOHN COYNE

We're on Merge Records

Win Butler had no idea how much the last couple of years would change his life. For him, the 2000's have been microcosmic of a lifetime's worth of ups and downs.

by JIM NEWELL

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John Coyne Vast Aire "The F-Word" (RJD2 Remix) Rap records rarely endure; they just float from fabulous to familiar to forgotten.

by 34TH STREET

A-Hem!

If you're like most Penn students -- make that people in general -- you have no clue who Hem is. The band, however, believes that their debut album, Rabbit Songs, and most recent effort, Eveningland, have what it takes to garner some recognition.

by ALEXIS NANOVIC

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Jim Newell Mirah C'mon Miracle If you're a male and have yet to hear a song by Mirah, it might be best to avoid her.

by 34TH STREET

Music from the ground up

Built for music from the ground up. That's not the new tagline for the U2-edition iPod, the new Bose stereo or the Electric Factory.

by WILL FENTON

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Jim Newell The Futureheads The Futureheads Poser bands are everywhere now. For a while, I tried to give these wannabes the cold shoulder, but there came a time when avoiding them was no longer an option.

by 34TH STREET

Confessions of a rolling stone intern

There are two qualities every determined writer should have: confidence and sheer ingenuity. Enter journalist, CNN correspondent and fiction author Toure.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Dear Hunting!

Close your eyes and think of the words "Canadian music." Suddenly, images of Bryan Adams singing that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves song and Celine Dion running down the hall of a castle to the tune of "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" appear, right? Unfortunately for the average music fan, the words "Canadian music" are forever linked with the year 1995.

by JIM NEWELL

Cut it up you Jive Turkeys

For TV on the Radio, video did not kill the radio star. Somehow they managed to fuse the two together.

by KALI BACKER

Harmonies and Twin Peaks

Let's say you happened to have five guys that look like they belong in different bands. Hand them some instruments, let them roam free with their ideas and allow for some serious harmonizing.

by EUGENIA SALVO

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Kali Backer Pavement Wowee Zowee Before I found my chi in the realm of independent music, I was your typical DMB fan.

by 34TH STREET

Fall songs

Street takes a glance at some of the best songs of the season. There is no reason to be sad in the fall.

by 34TH STREET

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell Brian Eno Another Green World Brian Eno is essential, and Another Green World is his masterpiece.

by 34TH STREET

Jazzy Phat Nasty

What does jazz really mean to people? For the average college student, jazz is the music we all know we should dig but can't quite get our heads around.

by PAUL FARBER

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell Jeff Mangum Live at Jittery Joe's In 1998, Neutral Milk Hotel released, in my opinion, the defining album of the '90s, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. The band's only release our lonely ears have heard since is Jittery Joe's, recorded live by their enigmatic leader, Jeff Mangum, in 1997, and released in 2001.

by 34TH STREET

The Dirty South Rocks Out

"I don't hate you at all, really." Phew! Jason Isbell, guitarist and vocalist of the Drive-By Truckers has just reassured Street that Northern upbringings do not, after all, provoke hate in him.

by JIM NEWELL

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Jim Newell Bjork Medulla Bjork is one of the few artists I feel perfectly comfortable sacrificing my masculinity to promote.

by 34TH STREET

Quick Spins

Badly Drawn Boy One Plus One is One Damon Gough, better known as Badly Drawn Boy, doesn't seem to know what he wants to be.

by 34TH STREET

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