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10 Rules on How to Sink or Swim at CMJ

Though several bands demanded double-takes, and many impressed, there were no obvious standouts at this year's CMJ. Instead, our writers found bands that exemplified standards for success, and failure, putting together ten rules on how to sink or swim at CMJ.

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CMJ 2009: Day 5 - Imaad Wasif + Violens + Sharon von Etten

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Stephen Stirling

Stephen Stirling
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CMJ 2009: Day 4 - Body Language + VEGA + We Are Enfant Terrible

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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CMJ 2009: Day 4 - Common Loon + Motel Motel

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Jonathan Kosakow
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CMJ 2009: Day 4 - Punch Brothers + Holly Miranda + Cymbals Eat Guitars

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Vijith Assar
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CMJ 2009: Day 3 - Paleo + Frontier Ruckus

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Caroline Shadood
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CMJ 2009: Day 3 - Male Bonding + Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt + Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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CMJ 2009: Day 3 - Emmanuel & the Fear + JD Souther + Kim Taylor + Annie & the Beekeepers

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Jonathan Kosakow
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CMJ 2009: Day 3 - YACHT + James Murphy

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Vijith Assar
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CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Free Energy + Ungdomskulen + Deastro + Cymbals Eat Guitars

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Surf City + The Love Language + Pete and the Pirates

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Caroline Shadood

Caroline Shadood
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CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Javelin + The xx + Saul Williams/Afro-Punk Tour

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Stephen Stirling

Stephen Stirling
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CMJ 2009: Day 2 - The Bodega Girls + Bang Bang Eche + These United States

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Jonathan Kosakow

Jonathan Kosakow
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CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Suckers + Fool's Gold

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Vijith Assar
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CMJ 2009: Day 1 - Mon Khmer + The Naked Hearts + Sugar & Gold

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

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CMJ 2009: Day 1 - Warpaint + Josh Mease + Clare & the Reasons

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Jonathan Kosakow
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CMJ 2009: Day 1 - Kingston + Die!Die!Die! + Kidz in Space

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Vijith Assar
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