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The Grawemeyer Award for Composition
 
Grawemeyer AwardThe Grawemeyer Music Award is the most prestigious composition award in the world, and it carries the largest cash prize. The 2010 winner was recently announced, and AMG takes a look the Grawemeyer, its illustrious honorees, and their work.

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Video Jam of the Day: Archie Bronson Outfit - Shark's Tooth
 
Clear the dancefloor for the Archie Bronson Outfit. The London trio has always been aces at cranking out wiry, post-punk noise, but now they've added just the tiniest trace of glitter to their sound. This could be down to hiring ex-DFA member Tim Goldsworthy as producer, or maybe they just felt like loosening up a little bit. It happens to all of us sometimes, even dedicated noise rockers. "Shark's Tooth" is a highlight from their soon to be released (March 23rd) third album Coconut and the video they made for it is all kinds of awesome. Hard to really explain what's happening or what it's all about, but the costumes are incredible.

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AllMusic Loves '65!!!
 
A Love SupremeArriving a year after the British Invasion kick-started and two years before the Summer of Love, 1965 sometimes gets overlooked among the great years of the '60s, but a convincing case could be made that it showcases how creatively fertile the decade was almost better than any other year. That's because 1965 isn't about one style or sound: every genre produced timeless music, whether it was Miles Davis settling into his second classic quintet, Motown's hit machine not slowing down, Bakersfield electrifying country music, B.B. King captivating at the Regal, or American rock & roll bands pounding out responses to the British Invasion from their own garages while the Who made their debut. And, of course, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, and the Byrds all released multiple classic albums, including Rubber Soul, Highway 61 Revisited, Out of Our Heads, Today!, and Mr. Tambourine Man -- records that defined just what rock & roll could do. If that doesn't make a contender for the greatest year of the '60s, then what does?

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