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: Pink (Featuring Redman), "Get the Party Started/Sweet Dreams" (Now That's What I Call Music! 9, UMG); Naughty by Nature, "What U Don't Know," "Wild Muthaf***as" (Iicons, TVT); Billy Bragg and the Blokes, "England, Half English," "St. Monday" (England, Half English, Elektra); Harlow, "Static Cling" (Harlowland, Harlowland).
DUDS: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men, Out in California (HighTone); Creeper Lagoon, Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday (DreamWorks); Creeper Lagoon, Watering Ghost Garden (SpinArt); Currituck Co., Unpacking My Library (Teenbeat); Death Cab for Cutie, The Stability E.P. (Barsuk); Jaheim, Ghetto Love (Warner Bros.).
ADDRESSES: Anticon, anticon.com; Aznut, P.O. Box 684424, Austin, TX 78768, michaelhall.org; Bloodshot, 3039 West Irving Road, Chicago, IL 60618, bloodshotrecords.com; Blue Rose, P.O. Box 684424, Austin, TX 78768, michaelhall.org; Communion, 2525 16th Street, third floor, San Francisco, CA 94105; Diesel Only, 100 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211, dieselonly.com; Indigo, c/o Harmonia Mundi, 2037 Granville Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025, harmoniamundi.com; Lookout, Box 11374, Berkeley, CA 94701, lookoutrecords.com; Luaka Bop, c/o Rykodisc, Box 241, Gloucester, MA 01931-0141, rykodisc.com; Making Music, P.O. Box 16626, Vlaeberg, Cape Town 8018, South Africa, makingmusic.co.az; Merge, Box 1235, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, mrg2000.com; Secretly Canadian, 1021 South Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47401, secretlycanadian.com; Tasankee, Box 220-303, Brooklyn, NY 11222, firstname.lastname@example.org; Touch and Go, Box 25520, Chicago, IL 60625, southern.com; Transparent Music, 59 West 19th Street, NYC 10011, transparentmusic.com.