10 best of the year: music. (Music).(1) Ladyfest Midwest, Chicago A low-budget, high-energy happening with Le Tigre, Tegan and Sara Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Kiersten Quin (born September 19 1980, identical twins) are Canadian singer-songwriters, performing as Tegan and Sara. Biography and musical career
Tegan and Sara were born in Calgary, Alberta. , Amy Ray Amy Elizabeth Ray (born April 12, 1964 in Decatur, Georgia, U.S.), is a singer-songwriter and member of the Indigo Girls. Ray grew up in Decatur, and went on to begin college at Vanderbilt University. , and scads of others. Listen up, Michigan: Inclusivity rocks, on and off the stage.
(2) Rufus Wainwright, Poses (CD) No sophomore slump A sophomore slump or sophomore jinx (U.S. English) refers to an instance in which a effort fails to live up to the standards of the first effort. It is commonly used to refer to the performance of students (sophomore year), baseball players (second season), bands (sophomore for our man Rufus.
(3) Melissa Etheridge, Skin (CB) Strip away the media hype, and you'll find a raw, compelling record underneath.
(4) Sigur Ros, Agaetis Byrjun (CD) Ethereal beauty from the Icelandic cold.
(5) Suzanne Buirgy, The View From Hero (CD) Grabs your soul and takes it on 11 powerful musical journeys.
(6) Eminem and Elton John (duet at the Grammys) Strange bedfellows who got everybody talkin'--and groovin'.
(7) Cathy Richardson, Love, Janis (off Broadway) and Buzzzed (EP) Great pipes and great chops onstage and fronting the Cathy Richardson Band.
(8) Matmos, A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure (CD) 2 gay guys + liposuction Liposuction Definition
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(9) Dave Hall, True (CD)An ardent new disc from the Brooklyn troubadour troubadour
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(10) Pet Shop Boys (reissues) Classic CDs become double discs. Big '80s indeed!