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Lisa, Music Editor:

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The Bees (U.S.) - High Society
Kind Hearts and Coronets - Rampart Castle
Joan As Police Woman - Real Life
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
The 88 - Kind of Light

Tony, Editor:

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Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
Kayne West - Can't Tell Me Nothin Mix Tape
Sea Wolf - Get to the River Before It Runs Low
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Matthew Good - Hospital Music

Zach, Co-Editor

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El Chapo de Sinaloa - Para Que Regreses
Antibalis - Pay Back Africa
Beirut - Elephant Gun
Bobby McFerrin & Chick Corea - Song for Amadeus
Paul McCartney - Jenny Wren

Henry D

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Incubus - Light Grenades
Outmatch - Buried Alive
David Usher - Strange Birds
Maná - Amar es Combatir
Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up

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Sarah A:

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Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Justin Timberlake - Future Sex Love Sounds
Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
Brother Reade - Rap Music

Tim H:

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Common - Finding Forever
Talib Kweli - Eardrum
Mark Ronson - Version
Soulive - No Place Like Soul
D'Angelo - Live at the Circus

Elise T

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David Bowie - Young Americans
Roy Orbison - Forever
Digital Underground - Sex Packets
Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different
Delta 5 - Singles and Sessions 1979-81

Joshua P

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Andrew Douglas Rothbard - Abandoned Meander
Division Day - Beartrap Island
St. Vincent - Marry Me
Hot Chip - DJ Kicks
The Mercury Program - A Data Learn The Language

Deanna A

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Blue Scholars - Bayani
Mr. J. Medeiros - Of gods and girls
Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Bahamadia - Good Rap Music

Michele R

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Duane Dolieslager - The Opposite of Optimist
Of Montreal - Icons, Abstract Thee
Brandon Schott - Release
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
Coconut Records - Nighttiming

Mialka B

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Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things
Murs - Murray's Revenge
Akron/Family - Meek Warrior
Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
Lullatone - Plays Pajama Pop Pour Vous

Bobby S

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Voxtrot - Voxtrot
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Minus Story - My Ion Truss
Their Hearts Were Fill of Spring - These Are Our Songs, We Wrote Them For You

Jeremy O

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Great Northern - Trading Twilight for Daylight
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse (Song)
Au Revoir Simone - The Bird of Music

Ali M

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The Sword - Age of Winters
Elliott Smith - New Moon
P.O.S. - Ipecac Neat
The Hives - Barely Legal
Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening

Callie M

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Stars of Track and Field - Centuries Before Love and War
Bent - Intercept!
Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson in Crime
David Holmes - Ocean's Thirteen Soundtrack
Mable John - Stay Out of the Kitchen

James

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Slayer - Reign in Blood
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
Drive like Jehu - Yank Crime
Girl Talk - Night Ripper
Justice - Cross (the symbol)

Adam, Sports Editor:
Tattoo - Eat Like A Gordo
James Brown - Funky People
Akon - Pretty much everything he's done or featured on
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium (still!)
Snoop Dogg - Crazy

Kemp P

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Bilal - Love For Sale
Count BassD - Act Your Waist Size
Madlib the Beat Konducta - Movie Scenes
9th Wonder - Dream Merchant, Volume One
20th Century Masters - Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions

Corey P

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Western States Motel - Southwest Planes
Sara Bareilles- Little Voice
Bruce Springsteen- The Seger Sessions
Cold War Kids- Robbers and Cowards
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Stadium Arcadium

Ryan Y

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Joss Stone - Introducing Joss Stone
Robin Thicke - Evolution of Robin Thicke
Lloyd - Street Love
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Timbaland - Shock Value

Jacy Y

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Blonde Redhead - 23
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it In People
Feist -- The Reminder
Mike Doughty -- Haughty Melodic
Sea Wolf -- Get to the River before it Runs Too Low

JM

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cLOUDDEAD - Jimmy Breeze
The Blow - Hock it
Honeycut - Crowded Avenue
Devin The Dude - Doobie Ashtray
Sole - Tourist Trapeze

Andy S

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Yesterday's New Quintet - Yesterday's Universe
Sage Francis - Human the Death Dance
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Smashing Pumpkins - "United States"
Fog - Ditherer

Sloane B

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Great Lake Swimmers - Ongiara
Santo Gold - Creator vs.FreQNasty
Girl Talk - Night Ripper
Kate Walsh - Your Song
Micah Wolf - Micah Wolf

David G

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Aretha Franklin - Live at Fillmore West
GZA/Genius - Liquid Swords
Charlie Louvin - Charlie Louvin
Bruce Springsteen and the Sessions Band - Live in Dublin
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...

An T

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Gui Boratto - Chromophobia
David Bowie - Lodger
Justice - †
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
Mogwai - Kicking A Dead Pig

Beth K

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Johnette Napolitano - Scarred
Various - A Date with John Waters
Lee Hazlewood - Cake or Death
DMZ - When I Get Off
Mission of Burma - The Obliterati

Joey M

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Interpol - Our Love to Admire
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Bright Eyes - Casadaga
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Feist - The Reminder

Darin R

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Lali Puna - Scary World Theory
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Lifter Puller (The old "The Hold Steady" band) Fiestas Fiascos
Jet Sound Inc. Stereophonic Space Sounds Unlimited
Dean Martin - This time I'm Swingin'/Pretty baby

Courtney W

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Sasha - Involver
Ubiquity Records Categories No. 5
Caural - Mirrors for Eyes
Jeff Buckley all day long
Anita Baker - Songstress

Simone S

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Idlewild! - Make Another World
Cold War Kids - Robbers and Cowards
Beirut - Lon Gisland