PopMatters @ CMJ 2007

By PopMatters Staff

22 October 2007

PopMatters' three-day CMJ wrap-up concludes with our picks for Belles of the Ball, artists who rose to the CMJ challenge and offered the best performances of the entire event.

24 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Belles of the Ball

These artists didn't just rise to the CMJ challenge, they cleared the bar by leaps and bounds, offering the best performances of the entire event. What's more, this year's Belles really are up-and-comers, and a pretty international bunch to boot.

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23 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Honorable Mentions

There's really no shame to coming in second, not when the top tier's talent is essentially unassailable. The following folks each turned in roundly exceptional performances, and, if even half of them live up to their potential, we're gonna need a crane to get them all up the ladder.

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22 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nice Try, Guy

Sometimes you have an off day. Other times you’re in an off band. Either way, these folks fell just short in the big grab for glory. Still, they did show potential, so don't be surprised if you see a few of these folks move up the ranks next year.

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22 Oct 2007 // 10:59 PM

Bathroom Breaks

We’ve got to go sometime, and what better time than when there’s a stinker on stage? It's not impossible to escape the bottom rung, but one thing's for sure: the folks below need to get back to the drawing board if they ever want to end up anywhere else.

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