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Merge Records at 25

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Ken Tucker's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

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Superchunk On World Cafe

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On Its New Album, Superchunk Makes The Downtrodden Sound Upbeat

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Clockwise from upper left: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, Alpine, Dirty Beaches Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Music: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, More

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