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: Asylum Street Spankers, "My Favorite Record" (My Favorite Record, Bloodshot); Rubber City Rebels, "Your Warlord Is a Pussy," "I Don't Wanna Be a Punk No More" (Pierce My Brain, Smog Veil); Alejandro Escovedo, "Wave," "Castanets" (A Man Under the Influence, Bloodshot); Ladytron, "Seventeen" (Light & Magic, Emperor Norton); Lee Ann Womack, "I Need You," "He'll Be Back" (Something Worth Leaving Behind, MCA).
DUDS: . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Source Codes and Tags (Interscope); Liars, Fins to Make Us More Fish-Like (Mute); Bob Mould, Modulate (GM); the Naysayer, Heaven, Hell, or Houston (Carrot Top); Beth Orton, Daybreaker (Astralwerks); Phantom Planet, The Guest (Epic); Quix*o*tic, Mortal Mirror (Kill Rock Stars); Soft Cell, Cruelty Without Beauty (Cooking Vinyl/SpinArt).
ADDRESSES: Aum Fidelity, P.O. Box 170147, Brooklyn, NY 11217, aumfidelty.com; Carrot Top, 935 West Chestnut, suite LL15, Chicago, IL 60622, carrottoprecords.com; Devil in the Woods, P.O. Box 579168, San Francisco, CA 94122, devilinthewoods.com; Enja, c/o Justin Time, 5455 Rue Par, suite 101, Montreal, PQ, Canada H4P1P7, justin-time.com; Koch, 2 Tri-Harbor Court, Port Washington, NY 11050, kochint.com; Limitless Sky, firstname.lastname@example.org; Matador, 625 Broadway, 12th floor, NYC 10012, matadorrecords.com; Merge, P.O. Box 1235, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, mrg2000.com; Mute, 140 West 22nd Street, 10A, NYC 10011, mute.com; Oh Boy, 33 Music Square West, Suite 102A, Nashville, TN 37203, email@example.com; Pinkflag, P.O. Box 3459, SW19 6ES, London, England, pinkflag.com; Prestige, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, fantasyjazz.com; Signature Sounds, P.O. Box 106, Whately, MA, 01093, signature-sounds.com; SpinArt, P.O. Box 1798, NYC 10156-1798, spinartrecords.com; Thick, P.O. Box 220245, Chicago, IL 60622, thickrecords.com.