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The Most Anticipated Releases Of 2005
Before all the AP editors launch blogs rambling on incessantly about every disc, 7-inch or MP3 that rocked their individual worlds in 2004, we’ve compiled this future almanac for next year’s music. Brand New, AFI, Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, Deftones, Thrice, Thursday, Coheed And Cambria, H.I.M., Fall Out Boy, the Bronx and Yellowcard are just a scant few of the bands we’re keeping on the radar in 2005. Look inside for more of tomorrow’s music, today…

INCOMING LETTERS


NEW RELEASES
The man, the myth, the partier—Andrew W.K. joins us In The Studio. Of course, we’ll also show you all the new CDs that’ll soon be entering your collection—that’s just how nice we are.

WIRETAPPING
The AP Poll wants to know if radio still sucks; Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail gets all Joseph Campbell on us in AP Op-Ed; Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge gives his monthly music lesson; Neko Case talks dirty to us; Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz reveals his literary dark side; Underoath let us scope their gear; Big D And The Kids Table, Q And Not U and Suicide Note rock Low Profiles; Missy Broome, Xvala and StickerJunkie.com urge us to save our pennies for their gear; and we profile Jade Tree in time for the label’s big 1-5. And if you think that’s a lot, you should see what’s on the next page.

SCREENING
Adam Scott flies high in The Aviator; Alanna Ubach doesn’t fock around in Meet The Fockers; Matthew Gray Gubler swims with the fishes in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou; and we preview the cinematic cups of cocoa heating up theaters and DVD players this month.

REVIEWS
The AP Record Store is open for business, with reviews of the latest from Nirvana, R.E.M., Riddlin’ Kids, John Frusciante, Codeseven, Cult Of Luna, Wrangler Brutes, Roses Are Red, Dizzee Rascal, Mates Of State, He Is Legend and more; In-Store Sessions with the Early November’s Ace Enders and Melvins’ newest collaborator, Jello Biafra; columns recapping the storied careers of California skate-punks Agent Orange and British prog godfathers King Crimson; reissues and rarities in Collector’s Corner; and our editors’ current addictions in Listening Station.

10 ESSENTIAL LONG ISLAND OBSCURITIES
That band on our cover this month is just the latest in a line of Long Island musical visionaries—only unlike Brand New, the bands in this month’s column barely made a dent until after they were gone.

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