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My biggest beef with how well TV on the Radio, Nellie McKay, Fiery Furnaces, Interpol, Animal Collective, Scissor Sisters, Devendra Banhart, Hold Steady (who I like a lot), Sonic Youth, the Walkmen, Secret Machines, and LCD Soundsystem did in Pazz & Jop this year (besides that few sound as original as adherents claim) is that, at this point in history, pretending New York City is the center of the universe is shooting yourself in the foot by definition. Which doesn't mean the international geographics boosted below will completely ignore the town.

CARAMELIZE
We Can Take 'Em Down
(Head Fulla Brains smooth-jazzed state-of-the-onion Mexican American new wave album)
Stream "Ese Dia" (M3U)

CONTRAMANO
Contramano
(contramano.net Argentine American new wave EP)
Download "Checking U" (MP3)
Download "5D" (MP3)

GRUPO CLIMAX
Za Za Za
(Balboa gang-shouted drunken crunken norteño debauchery album)
Stream "Za Za Za (Mesa Que Mas Aplauda)" (Real)
Stream "Za Za Za (Mesa Que Mas Aplauda)" (WMA)
Stream "Chupi Chupi" (Real)
Stream "Chupi Chupi" (WMA)

RENACIMIENTO DE DURANGO
Renacimiento de Durango
(Univision/Fonovisa banda album)

STEREO TOTAL
Do the Bambi
(Kill Rock Stars multilingual trans-European new wave album)
Download "I Am Naked" (MP3)

CAMBODIAN CASSETTE ARCHIVES: KHMER FOLK AND POP MUSIC VOL. 1
(Sublime Frequencies '60s-'90s Cambodian compilation)
Download "Track 15" (MP3)

HARMIKA YAB-YUM: FOLK SOUNDS OF NEPAL
(Sublime Frequencies Nepalese audio-verité airwave transmission album)
Stream Album (WWW)

NOW THAT SOUNDS KOSHER!
(Shout! Factory Jewish novelty-song compilation)
Download "Mickey Katz - Duvid Crockett" (MOV)
Download "Kinky Friedman - They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore" (MOV)
Download "Yid Rock - Take A Walk On The Yiddish Side" (MOV)

RADIO PHNOM PENH
(Sublime Frequencies "remixed" '60s-'70s Cambodian-pop compilation)
Stream Album (WWW)

THE ROOTS OF THE NARCOCORRIDO
(Arhoolie '20s-'80s Mexican drug-running-song reissue compilation)
Stream " ">Los Montenos - El Rey de Pipa Roja" (WWW)

THE ROUGH GUIDE TO CAJUN DANCE
(World Music Network Cajun compilation)
Sample The Jambalaya Cajun Band - Les Flammes D'En Fer (The Flames of Hell)" (MP3)

WORLD PSYCHEDELIC CLASSICS 3: LOVE'S A REAL THING: THE FUNKY FUZZYSOUNDS OF WEST AFRICA
(Luaka Bop '70s West African psychedelic-rock reissue compilation)

 
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