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#246 – February 2010

GREEN DAY
How does America’s biggest punk band top the politically charged, multi-platinum-selling American Idiot? Simple: They ratchet things up louder, prouder and even more defiantly. In this AP exclusive, Aaron Burgess learns exactly how much the Bay Area trio have accomplished under a self-imposed code of silence.

SPECIALS >>>
MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2009
AP’s 11th annual yearbook-in-reverse is brimming with deets on the future plans of some of your favorite bands. Not only did we cram the pages with discs to watch for in 2K9, we checked in with bands who, for one reason or another, slacked off this year. (Hey, we’re not passing judgment. Pinkie-swear.) And even if some of the participants are purposely cagey about their future plans, well, the photos sure are neat, gosh darnit…

APOCALYPSE ARE SEALED: AP’S YEAR IN REVIEW
Bookmark your fave doomsday-themed site and stock up on rations! Does our review of 2008 foretell bold signs of the coming apocalypse? Or are we just pulling some cheap-jack, half-assed sensationalist caca to make the year sound scarier than it actually was?

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INCOMING

WIRETAPPING
OP-ED: HAWTHORNE HEIGHTSJ.T. WOODRUFF
AP POLL
NEW RELEASES
AP:DIY

Featuring advice and inside information from THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, BAYSIDE, SIMPLE PLAN and more.

AP RECOMMENDS
ANATHALLO, GOJIRA, JOHNNY TRUANT plus four more.

AP STYLE
SUGAR HOOKER, plus the latest in cold weather gear.

SCREENING
Starring NOAH SEGAN and CHERYLIN WILSON.

REVIEWS
The AP Record Store is ready to stuff your stockings this month with new albums from the Killers, Joey Cape, Butch Walker, Shiny Toy Guns, Ryan Adams And The Cardinals, Squarepusher, Houston Calls, Spylacopa, Magnetic Morning, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Tim Barry, Akimbo, Minus The Bear, the Decemberists, Crooked Fingers, the Jealous Sound and more.

10 ESSENTIAL ALBUMS BY BANDS WHO BROKE UP THIS YEAR