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music

D. Strauss

D. STRAUSS

1. Boredoms, Vision Creation Newsun Japanese Dadaists break from po-mo gamesmanship, embracing pure emotional power, with enough noise that you can’t march to it.

2. Free Dirty: Best of Ol’ Dirty Bastard Serving a six-year prison sentence for smoking crack while wearing a bulletproof vest. OJ he ain’t.

3. Angus Maclaurin, Glass Music Speaking of crack, this was recorded on the glass armonica, invented by Ben Franklin, who also, sadly, discovered electricity and created the post office.

4. Russell Gunn, Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2 Iffy musically, but a primo album cover bamboozling Gunn as a blackface marionette strung in front of an American flag. Who says identity politics is dead?

5. “Get Ur Freak On” Remix Most Inappropriate Musical Moment: Missy Elliott allowed hyperbland Nelly Furtado to attempt a Jamaican patois, culminating in her “meep-meeping” like the Road Runner.

6. Resurrection—The

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