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Top 100 Artists of the Decade
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We have 100-62 up! My Morning Jacket, Lyrics Born and The Shins make the list this week. See where they fall on the Top 100 Artists of the Decade countdown. We'll be adding a new artist to the Top 100 daily so check back often!
Top 100 Albums of the Decade
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Classics from Ratatat and Blue Screen Life from Pinback make the list this week. See where they fall on the Top 100 Albums of the Decade countdown. We'll be adding a new album to the Top 100 daily so check back often!
Weekly Batch of Downloads: October 27-31
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Every Friday we bring you our weekly batch of uploads. Download all the songs that went up the week of 10/27-10/31 right here, right now.

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Featured Video: Daedelus & Taz Arnorld - Vote Obama!

Taz Arnord from Sa-Ra and Daedelus have teamed up again for the Vote Obama music video. With cameos from too many folks to mention, this video is a dedication to LA, the mobilization of youth, and of course Barack Obama!!
Fingertips Explores the Archives: The A-Sides - Sidewalk Chalk

I like how the garagey stomp that opens this song is incorporated into a shimmeringly upbeat bit of neo-power pop--it sounds cool, and also encapsulates this Philadelphia band's approach, which seems to draw simultaneously from two divergent '60s sounds: garage-rock psychedelia (think Nuggets) on the one hand, glistening orchestral pop (think Pet Sounds) on the other. The interesting result of this particular blend is how much more emerges in the sound beyond mere revival of the A-Sides' seemingly obvious, and admirable, influences (Kinks, Who, Beach Boys). Tuning more carefully in to the song's various charms--including a smiley descending melody and some great guitar interplay (Beatley lines contrasting with psychedelic howling)--I sensed the influences and confluences multiply.

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Shins, The
song:Phantom Limb
album:Phantom Limb (Sub Pop Records)
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Bassnectar
song:Kick It Complex
album:Underground Communication (Om …
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Pinback
song:From Nothing To Nowhere
album:Autumn of the Seraphs (Touch a…
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My Morning Jacket
song:Evil Urges
album:Evil Urges (ATO Records)
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Lyrics Born
song:I Like It I Love It
album:Everywhere at Once (Anti Recor…
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Cinematic Orchestra
song:To Build A Home
album:Ma Fleur (Ninja Tune)
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Ratatat
song:Wildcat
album:Classics (XL Recordings)
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