Each Tuesday, record-store clerks unpack boxes of albums and restock shelves with the latest releases. This week brings many notable releases, including albums from New Jersey's finest power-pop outfit, Fountains of Wayne, indie hybrid Boston Spaceships and blues guitar fixture Keb Mo.
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
The Minneapolis-based pop-punk act Motion City Soundtrack proves that its success is no novelty.
St. Louis bands make a fine showing at Austin's annual indie-rock spring break.
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Out-of-State Plates (Virgin)