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20 Watts Issue 20: The Best of the Decade by 20watts
February 22, 2010, 12:02 am
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ISSUE 20 | The Back Page by 20watts
February 21, 2010, 11:22 pm
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The true story of how 20 Watts once bowled with Of Montreal

Part of 20 Watts’ Best of the Decade Coverage!

Of Montreal, a band that gave so much this past decade and got so little acclaim. For our back page this time we decided to tell a bit of a true story involving them. We hope you like it.

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ISSUE 20 | Playlist by 20watts
February 21, 2010, 10:53 pm
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20 Watts gives you the Issue 20 Playlist!

Part of 20 Watts’ Best of the Decade Coverage!

20 Watts brings you our ISSUE 20 Playlist! These are some of the best songs from the artists featured in our latest issue. We hope you like them as much as we did!

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ISSUE 20 | 20 Watts Reviews the Best Albums of the Past 10 Years by 20watts
February 21, 2010, 10:34 pm
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20 Watts presents the Best Albums of the '00s!

Part of 20 Watts’ Best of the Decade Coverage!

PREVIEWS: CLICK on the links for a review and links to the bands’ websites!

We cried, we fought, we quoted lyrics – a lot of love went into this list. Check out the albums that we think were the most important from the past 10 years,and then let us know what you think we’re missing.

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ISSUE 20 | 20 Watts Review 04 :: Jay-Z : The Black Album by 20watts
February 21, 2010, 10:33 pm
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Jay-Z's The Black Album is #4 on 20 Watts' Best of the Decade List

Part of 20 Watts’ Best of the Decade Coverage!

RELEASED: 2003
TOP TRACK: “99 Problems”

The Black Album was supposed to be Jay-Z’s last. After seven years of cutting an album a year – no small feat, by any measure – the legendary emcee announced that he was leaving the world of hip-hop for good.

Thankfully, that was not the case. But even if his career had ended at The Black Album, Jay-Z would still have quite a legacy. In fact, no album epitomizes his Continue reading

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ISSUE 20 | 20 Watts Review 03 :: Sufjan Stevens : Illinois by 20watts
February 21, 2010, 10:33 pm
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Sufjan Stevens' Illinois is #4 on 20 Watts' Best of the Decade List

Part of 20 Watts’ Best of the Decade Coverage!

RELEASED: 2005
TOP TRACK: “Chicago”

Sufjan Stevens may have abandoned his ambitious plan to record an album for each of the 50 states, but that doesn’t make the second installment of his would-be epic any weaker. A slight departure from Stevens’ earlier stylistic dabbling, Illinois is where Stevens’ skills as both a composer and a storyteller complement each other best, resulting in a difficult and occasionally eerie body of minimalist indie Continue reading

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ISSUE 20 | 20 Watts Review 02 :: Radiohead : Kid A by 20watts
February 21, 2010, 10:33 pm
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Radiohead's Kid A is #2 on 20 Watts' Best of the Decade List

Part of 20 Watts’ Best of the Decade Coverage!

RELEASED: 2000
TOP TRACK: “Idioteque”

Radiohead were in disarray after 1997’s groundbreaking OK Computer. Frontman Thom Yorke got the spins every time he touched a guitar, the band lay exhausted from an extensive touring schedule and the group no longer had any interest in writing rock music. Somehow, these were the conditions that brought Kid A to the world.

Kid A met and disappointed all expectations at once. The “saviors of rock ‘n’ roll” Continue reading

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