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: El-P, "Stepfather Factory" (Definitive Jux Presents II, Def Jux); Diana Krall, "S'Wonderful," "The Look of Love" (The Look of Love, Verve); Aerosmith, "Jaded" (Just Push Play, Columbia); Norah Jones, "Cold Cold Heart" (Come Away With Me, Blue Note); Kid Rock, "Lay It on Me" (Cocky, Lava/Atlantic).
DUDS: Col. Parker, Rock n Roll Music (V2); Nas, Stillmatic (Columbia); Sam Phillips, Fan Dance (Nonesuch); Powderfinger, Odyssey Number Five (Republic/Universal); Beanie Sigel, The Reason (Roc-A-Fella); Smash Mouth (Interscope).
ADDRESSES: Acony, P.O. Box 40100, Nashville, TN 37204, aconyrecords.com; Def Jux, 199 Lafayette Street #3B, NYC 10012, firstname.lastname@example.org; Diesel Only, 100 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211, dieselonly.com; In the Red, 118 West Magnolia Boulevard, P.O. Box 208, Burbank, CA 91506; Leaps, 3810 Woodridge Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902, lonesomebob.com; Merge, Box 1235, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, mrg2000.com; Mondo Melodia, c/o Ark 21, 14724 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, ark21.com; Network, c/o Harmonia Mundi, 2037 Granville Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025, harmoniamundi.com; Palm, 601 West 26th Street, 11th floor, NYC 10001, palmpictures.com; RealWorld, c/o Narada, 4650 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212, narada.com; Six Degrees, 602 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, email@example.com; Soot, Calle Guatemala 5, 1-D, Madrid 28106, Spain, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sub Pop, Box 20645, Seattle, WA 98102, subpop.com.