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Engine 88 Clean Your Room (Caroline) It must be written in some Music 101 textbook that good rock and roll should devote at least…

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Wilco “A.M.” (Sire/Reprise) For years, St. Louis' Uncle Tupelo was the rootsiest of alternative bands. The group treated songs the way heartland farmers treat…

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Samples

Run Out of Town The incorrect aggro-agitators of A.C. canceled all three of last weekend's previously scheduled Bay Area gigs on short notice, reportedly…

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Samples

Righteous Babe Ani DiFranco is a diehard agitator. First off there's her music, an unlikely fusion of punk rock and acoustic folk, which was…

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The 6ths Wasps' Nests (EMI/London) “The 6ths' Wasps' Nests” is impossible to pronounce, and Stephin Merritt likes it that way. He's quite a cranky…

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Ol' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Elektra) They call him the Bastard because there's “no father to his style”…

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