By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
CHOICE CUTS: Blazy Foley, "Clay Pigeons" (Live at the Austin Outhouse, Lost Art); Sherie Rene, "Squeezebox" (Men I've Had, Sh-K-Boom); Britney Spears, "Oops! . . . I Did It Again," "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (Oops! . . . I Did It Again, Jive); Saint Etienne, "Heart Failed (In the Back of a Taxi)" (Sound of Water, Sub Pop); Smash Mouth, "Do It Again"; Ivy, "Only a Fool Would Say That"; Brian Setzer Orchestra, "Bodhisattva" (Me, Myself & Irene, Elektra); Hamiet Bluiett/D.D. Jackson/More Thiam, "Papa" (Join Us, Justin Time import).
DUDS: Lil' Kim, The Notorious KIM (Queen Bee/Undeas/Atlantic); Olive, Trickle (Maverick); David Olney, Omar's Blues (Dead Reckoning); Mike Younger, Somethin' in the Air (Beyond).
ADDRESSES: Artemis, 130 Fifth Avenue, NYC 10011, artemisrecords.com; Astralwerks, c/o Caroline, 109 West 29th Street, NYC 10001, astralwerks.com; Indigo, c/o Harmonia Mundi, 2037 Granville Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025, harmoniamundi.com; Music Club, c/o Koch, 2 Tri-Harbor Court, Port Washington, NY 11050, musicclub.com; No. 6, c/o Caroline, 109 West 29th Street, NYC 10001, caroline @caroline.com; Palomine, c/o Parasol, 905 South Lynn Street, Urbana, IL 61801; Six Degrees, Box 411347, San Francisco, CA 94141-1347, firstname.lastname@example.org; Stern's, 71 Warren Street, NYC 10007, sternsmusic.com; Strange & Beautiful Music, P.O. Box 220, Prince Street Station, NYC 10012; Thirsty Ear, 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 804, NYC 10016, thirstyear.com; Tone-Cool, Windcharger, c/o Rounder, 29 Camp Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, rounder.com.