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Discussion: Our Favorite Music Of The Year (So Far)
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Japandroids: One Part Classic Rock, One Part Punk
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Dirty Projectors, Hot Chip, Japandroids And More
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How To Succeed In The Music Business (By Trying Really, Really Hard)
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Japandroids performs at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Laura Fedele hide caption

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Listen Now: Japandroids In Concert
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Japandroids In Studio On KEXP 6/16/09
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