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: Madd Anju, "Wah Dis Fada" (Planet Reggae 2000, VP); Black Rob, "Whoa!" (Life Story, Bad Boy); Bahamadia, "Commonwealth (Cheap Chicks)" (BB Queen, Goodvibe); Paul Simon, "Darling Lorraine," "Pigs, Sheep and Wolves" (You're the One, Warner Bros.).
DUDS: Bad Religion, The New America (Atlantic); Chicks on Speed, The Re-Releases of the Un-Releases (K); Alex Chilton, Set (Bar/None); D.I.T.C. (Tommy Boy); Beth Hirsch, Early Days (K7); Joan of Arc, The Gap (Jade Tree); Lenny Kravitz, Greatest Hits (Virgin); Marvelous 3, ReadySexGo (Hi-Fi/Elektra); Shyne (Bad Boy).
ADDRESSES: Astralwerks, c/o Caroline, 109 West 29th Street, NYC 10001, astralwerks.com; Blood and Fire, Ducie House, 37 Ducie Street, Manchester M12JW, England, bloodandfire.co.uk; Bloodshot, 3039 West Irving Road, Chicago, IL 60618, bloodshotrecords.com; Checkered Past, 855 West Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60657, checkeredpast.com; ESL, 1210 18th Street NW, suite 200B, Washington, DC 20036, eslmusic.com; Frenchkiss, PMB 229, 111 East 14th Street, NYC 10003; Grand Royal, Box 26689, Los Angeles, CA 90026, grandroyal.com; Music Club, c/o Koch, 2 Tri-Harbor Court, Port Washington, NY 11050, musicclub.com; Ruf, CMGH D37318, Lindewarra, Germany, kevincoyne.de; Scratchie, 61 East 8th Street, NYC 10003, scratchie.com; Select Cuts, c/o Caroline, 109 West 29th Street, NYC 10001, firstname.lastname@example.org.