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LIST 2009: 50 Notable Releases This Year

Happy New Year!  It is the year 2010 and alien technology has taken over the world.  Humans are slaves to machines that replace all the simple things in life with a series of ones and zeros.  I have harnessed the power of this secret formula and cranked out a list of 50 best releases of the year (in alphabetical order).  Here it goes…

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The following is a list of the ten albums that I feel, are the best releases in the last 10 years.  None of the decisions were made based on critical acclaim but merely on what I think are the most progressive and meaningful albums from 2000 to the present.  Every band is trying to do something different with their music and the following are examples of success in that goal.  Every one of these has a quality or style that is purely unique and influential.

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Lolla 2009

Thunderstorms and heatstroke could never stop the Midwest’s largest music festival as hundreds of thousands filled Grant Park for the fifth annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. The festival, which showcased over one hundred and thirty bands, went on for three days. Read on for a recap of five standout performances (as well as related videos).

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