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December 16, 2005

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The New York Times lists options for New Year's eve in the big city.


The Christian Science Monitor offers a music gift guide.


The Guardian reviews the new Strokes album, First Impressions of Earth (out January 3rd), giving it 3 of 5 stars.

First Impressions of Earth offers moments when the Strokes still sound special, but not enough to regain the ground Room on Fire lost in the high- turnover world of British rock. Then again, regaining ground in Britain doesn't really seem to be the point.


Dose lists their best/worst music of 2005.


The Irish Times recounts the year in music.


The Montreal Mirror reviews Bigfoot's autobiography, Me Write Book, It Bigfoot Memoir.

It is, however, quite impressive that Bigfoot would have the self awareness to point out that "Bigfoot career been in hole lately," even if there seems to be more than a tinge of self pity in statements like, "I famous for ability to not be see but don’t think I not notice you not notice."


Igloo magazine lists top records and singles of the year.


Insound lists their top 100 selling CDs of 2005.


Playlist compares the iPod Mini with the iPod nano.


Get your iPod a hoodie for the holidays.


Crap Filter lists their top ten unsigned bands/artists.


The Minor Fall, The Major Lift lists notable music of 2005.


Robert Pollard announced dates for his 2006 inaugural solo tour:

01/26 Athens, GA, 40 Watt Club on sale today
01/27 Carrboro, NC, Cat's Cradle on sale today
01/28 Washington, DC, 930 Club on sale today*: www.930.com
02/09 Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom
02/10 Columbus, OH, Little Brothers
02/11 Newport, KY, Southgate House
02/24 Los Angeles, CA, Knitting Factory LA
02/25 San Francisco, CA, The Independent on sale today
02/27 Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
02/28 Seattle , WA, Crocodile Cafe
03/30 Minneapolis, MN, First Ave
03/31 Chicago, IL, Metro
04/01 Detroit, MI, St Andrews
04/20 NYC, Irving Plaza
04/21- Boston, MA, Paradise
04/22- Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts


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