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THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 29/10/07
29 October 2007 / Various Formats
:: Foo Fighters :: Avril Lavigne :: Sum41 :: Linkin Park :: Keane :: The Duke Spirit :: Charlotte Hatherley :: Sons And Daughters :: Orson :: Angels & Airwaves :: Robyn :: Ojus De Brujo :: Elle Milano :: The Maccabees :: Drive By Argument :: Lizard King ::
Detailed summary & review of other interesting major releases w/c 29/10/07

GARRON FRITH * recommended *
29 October 2007 / Ravine Records / 10 Trk CD
:: Garron Frith ::
Is Garron Frith one of Manchester’s most underrated singer / songwriters ?

VOLUME 1
29 October 2007 / White Label / 4 Trk EP
::
A really solid and enjoyable EP of indie roots

LION OUT
29 October 2007 / We Hate You Records / 11 Trk CD
:: The Forest ::
Another marker on the ascent of the bedroom nihilist.

REUNION TOUR
29 October 2007 / Epitah / 11 Trk CD
:: The Weakerthans ::
This album carves out yet more credibility for them

IODINE
29 October 2007 / Gronland / 10 Trk CD
:: Half Cousin ::
Half Cousin come from the Orkneys

100 DAYS, 100 NIGHTS
29 October 2007 / CD Album
:: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ::
Brooklyn’s The Dap Kings are a legend in their own right

WORMFOOD
29 October 2007 / !K7 / 13 Trk CD
:: Ruth Theodore ::
You could take or leave Ruth Theodore’s imposing style

IN THE VINES
29 October 2007 / Asthmatic Kitty / 10 Trk CD
:: Castanets ::
Completed after a rather unpleasant mugging of head honcho Ray Raposa in Brooklyn

JUMBO FIASCO
29 October 2007 / Shifty Disco / 14 Trk CD
:: My Device ::
An album that pleasingly, is all over the place

THIS IS WHAT MAKES US
29 October 2007 / 11 Trk CD
:: Foxface ::
A couple of spins do it no justice and it’d be fair to say that this is a remarkable, independent release.

NO CONVERSATION
29 October 2007 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Boy Kill Boy ::
BoyKillBoy seem popular, yet a true and proper measure of mainstream success still seems to elude them

BLOOD STREAM
29 October 2007 / !K7 / 4 Trk Remix CD
:: Stateless ::
Archetypal indie, Stateless are not

SPOONS
29 October 2007 / Universal / 11 Trk CD
:: Wallis Bird ::
Begins one of her songs with an analogy to dogs sniffing each others bums

APPLAUSE CHEER BOO HISS
29 October 2007 / One Little Indian / 11 Trk CD
:: Land Of Talk ::
A a steady bustle of guitars and the glass clear vocals of Elizabeth Powell.

YOU AND ME
29 October 2007 / Universal / 2 Trk CD
:: One Night Only ::
Jimmy Saville coined the phrase ‘jingle jangle’

LOWSLUNG CITY SKYLINE
29 October 2007 / Another Label / 2 Trk CD
:: Haunts ::
Perhaps one of the strangest sounding songs I’ve heard

INSPIRED BY
29 October 2007 / Distiller / 2 Trk CD
:: The Brightlights ::
Its upbeat and solid punch belies the fact that Grimsby is their home town

PAPER AND GLUE
29 October 2007 / 4 AD / 2 Trk CD
:: Emma Pollock ::
A dreamy cut from Emma Pollock’s current album

MANSARD ROOF * recommended *
29 October 2007 / Abeano (Beggars) / 2 Trk CD
:: Vampire Weekend ::
If you're looking for something completely different you’d do a lot worse than this..

I WISH I WAS SOMEONE
29 October 2007 / V2 / 2 Trk CD
:: Blood Red Shoes ::
Whatever comes out of the speakers is loud and agressively impressive

MEETOO / MEL GIBSONS....IRAQ!
29 October 2007 / Exercise 1 : Pandaz Pop / 2 Trk CD
:: Plans & Apologies ::
Plans & Apologies are good on their guitars

FOREVER ON THE EDGE
29 October 2007 / Alcopop! / 1 Trk CD
:: 4 or 5 Magicians ::
An impressive collision of relevant underground styles from a young band with seemingly, no shortage of energy or ideas.

YOU ARE WRONG
29 October 2007 / Vacuous Pop / 2 Trk CD
:: The Patty Winters Show ::
Sub three minute urgent-alt.pop genius

THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 22/10/07
22 October 2007 / Various Formats
:: Newton Faulkner :: Patrick Watson :: Mark Ronson :: Bloodhound Gang :: Elton John :: Rocks :: Popular Workshop :: Adele :: Proxy :: Van Morrison :: Stevie Wonder ::
Detailed summary & review of other interesting major releases w/c 22/10/07

HYPNOTISED * recommended *
22 October 2007 / White Label / 2 Trk CD
:: Echoes ::
Hidden between the tall buildings of Manchester are maybe one the city’s best kept secrets

BURIED
22 October 2007 / Demo / 5 Trk CD
:: Arkaic ::
Lancaster’s Arkaic have recorded this in someone’s bedroom, but it actually sounds like the soundtrack to some kind of world war

AGAIN TONIGHT MAUREEN
22 October 2007 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Tycoons Follies ::
Ex-Fall member Steve Trafford makes his own way in the music world

AXIOM
22 October 2007 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: The Airstrip One ::
If you’re looking for an exciting new rock band...

IT’S MY WAY
22 October 2007 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: George Agan ::
Agan’s voice is distinctly unique, almost pure and extremely accurate

SNOWMEN ALWAYS DIE
22 October 2007 / Demo / 6 Trk CD
:: Pooler ::
Pooler successfully embrace an altogether heavier combination of sharply executed alt.rock

UNTITLED
22 October 2007 / Demo / 6 Trk CD
:: Katie Colman ::
13 year old singer/songwriter Katie has a fantastic voice

THE DUKE ST EP
22 October 2007 / Demo / 6 Trk CD
:: Southpaw Grammar ::
For all of it’s lo-fi qualities, Southpaw’s demo is what new music is all about

LIKE THIS
22 October 2007 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Colonel Moose ::
Weird, wired stuff from the foot hills

TOM CARROLL
22 October 2007 / Demo / 0 Trk CD !
:: The Vimpto Kid ::
The sounds of something like Roy Orbison riding a bike round Salford

COLLIDING SCOPES
22 October 2007 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Ryan O’Neill ::
Manchester’s Ryan O’Neill is another purveyor of looped beats and hooklines

THE BROKEN WHEEL OF FORTUNE EP * recommended *
22 October 2007 / Super8 Music / 4 Trk CD
:: Edward James Bass ::
This is the sound of a man holding a mirror up to contemporary life and seeing little there to be happy with

JENNIFER SOMETIMES
22 October 2007 / White Label / 2 Trk CD
:: Juno Ashes ::
This is probably what Editors think they sound like

MATINEE
22 October 2007 / XL / 11 Trk CD
:: Jack Peñate ::
If you‘ve watched ANY music telly this summer then you will undoubtedly have noticed the meteoric rise of Jack Penate

BALANCE
22 October 2007 / Shifty Disco / 12 Trk CD
:: Paperlung ::
Meet former Boo frontman Sice’s new melodious combo

ABC123
22 October 2007 / Domino / 8 Trk CD
:: To Rococo Rot ::
To Rococo Rot have reconvened to provide a celebratory soundtrack to the 50th Anniversary of the Helvetica typeface

SOME WAY THROUGH THIS
22 October 2007 / Southern Fried Records / 6 Trk CD
:: The Black Ghosts ::
The Black Ghosts force feed the sound of cabaret and soul music through their throbbing digital machine

UNKLEJAM
22 October 2007 / Virgin (EMI) / 11 Trk CD
:: Unklejam ::
Funk and heavy disco combine to provide a raft of capable tunes on UnkleJams new album

NO WAY BACK
22 October 2007 / V2 / Free Download
:: Hundred Reasons ::
This track will be a free download on a certain fruit shaped brand's download site

RIGHT MOVES
22 October 2007 / V2 / 1 Trk CD
:: Josh Ritter ::
It’s all been done before - that 70's thing

HOME IN A SENTENCE
22 October 2007 / 679 / 1 Trk CD
:: King Creosote ::
Kenny Anderson’s stadium folk is maybe the equivalent of Chris De Burgh and Chris Martin having a love child

PULL THE PIN
22 October 2007 / V2 / 12 Trk CD
:: Stereophonics ::
OK – our track record here of liking Sterophonics records isn’t very good

ACRYLIC
22 October 2007 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: The Courteeners ::
Like him or not (there seem few of the latter any way), Fray and The Courteeners have only just got started

DEAR ME * highly recommended *
22 October 2007 / Beggars Banquet / 3 Trk CD
:: Film School ::
Film School are back with a few line up changes but it's reassuringly all to good effect

HOLD MY HAND
22 October 2007 / Surrender All / 1 Trk CD
:: Unkle ::
So marvellous, it makes Kasabian sound like a first album Depeche Mode.

WORM FOOD
22 October 2007 / River Rat / 3 Trk CD
:: Ruth Theodore ::
This 24 year old Londoner also proves herself as a quick fire folky guitarist

ACROSS THE PENNINES * album of the week *
22 October 2007 / White Label / 10 Trk CDR
:: Various Artists ::
A carefully compiled, essential guide to music from both sides of the hills

LEAVE US OR FORGIVE US EP
22 October 2007 / Geffen / Fiction / 4 Trk CD
:: Alberta Cross ::
In their own words Alberta Cross are “acid-folk rock 'n' roll blues”

UNFAMILIAR * single of the week *
22 October 2007 / SPV / Superball / 1 Trk CD
:: Oceansize ::
Fantastic cut from the band’s third and most impressive album so far

KAMINO
22 October 2007 / White Label / 3 Trk CD
:: The Tommys ::
The Tommys’ urgent crashing rock is executed by a quartet of rather attractive young women

THE FIRST EP
22 October 2007 / Beggars Banquet / Young Turks / 6 Trk 7” Vinyl
:: Kid Harpoon ::
A very big version indeed of sweeping folk and cinematic singer/songwriter scores

SCARLETT JOHANSSON
22 October 2007 / Merok / 2 Trk CD
:: The Teenagers ::
Germanic stutterings prove themselves with dreamy, power driven cuts and attractive melodies

SHADOW COMMITTEE
22 October 2007 / Dance To The Radio / 2 Trk CD
:: Grammatics ::
Fops or flops?

HOLY FUCK * recommended *
22 October 2007 / XL / Young Turks / 9 Trk CD
:: Holy Fuck ::
The future of industrial , progressive, indie dance ?

THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 8 & 15/10/07
14 October 2007 / Various Formats
:: Ali Love :: Dashboard Confessional :: Motion City Soundtrack :: Gravenhurst :: 1000 Hertz :: Kingsize ::Laura Marling ::Bolt Action Five :: The Blizzards ::Those Dancing Days :: Dylan Donkin ::Anton Barbeau With Su Jordan :: Five! Fast! Hits! ::586 ::Pinstripe :: Henrik Schwarz :: Path Of No Return ::
Detailed summary & review of other interesting major releases w/c 8-15/10/07

WIDOW CITY
18 October 2007 / Thrill Jockey / 16 Trk CD
:: Fiery Furnaces ::
The Fiery Furnaces are likely to continue to produce their alternative pop pearls until discerning musos decide they have had enough

KINGS OF ELECTRO
18 October 2007 / Rapster / 35 Trk – 2 x CD
:: Various Artists ::
Old school electro meets new school electro on this latest instalment of the 'Kings of...' mix CD series.

METAMATIC * classic album re-issue*
18 October 2007 / Edsel / 23 Trk – 2 CD
:: John Foxx ::
To those in the know he’s a pioneering genius. The man who took analogue synths away from the shadows of Kraftwerk

THE PERFECT CRIME
18 October 2007 / Rough Trade / 4 Trk CD
:: The Decemberists ::
The Decemberists may just be the biggest band that you haven't heard.

FOOD
18 October 2007 / 11 Trk CD
:: Zico Chain ::
Zico Chain suffer for their artwork

BLOSSOMS IN THE STREET
18 October 2007 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Wallis Bird ::
Bird mingles folk with mainstream R’n’B against an impressive backdrop of sweeping alt.indie acoustica

PAPERHOUSE
18 October 2007 / Smoke & Mirrors / 5 Trk CD
:: The Delta Fiasco ::
The Delta Fiasco would have us believe that their rear view mirror is angled firmly on the sounds of the Velvet Underground

OBLIVION WITH BELLS
18 October 2007 / Underworld Label / 11 Trk CD
:: Underworld ::
Disappointing retrun for the Born Slippy gen..

BULLETS
18 October 2007 / Full Time Hobby / 1 Trk CD
:: Tunng ::
A conflicting account of happiness and ordnance.

POLICE ON MY BACK
18 October 2007 / V2 / 2 Trk CD
:: Lethal Bizzle ::
It’s the quality of the sample that makes “Police On My Back” a hit

SOUND THE ALARM
18 October 2007 / Corrupt Drive Records / 2 Trk CD
:: Sandira ::
Ticks enough of the right boxes without resorting to the sound of a choppy Fender

TIRED IRIE * recommended *
18 October 2007 / Try Harder / 4 Trk CD
:: Tired Irie ::
Mindblowing material from the Leicester quartet

WHIP IT
18 October 2007 / Hydrogen Dukebox Records / 2 Trk CD
:: Globo and Telemark ::
Absolutely shocking stuff on this Devo cover disaster

LET’S DANCE TO JOY DIVISION
18 October 2007 / 14th Floor Records / 2 Trk CD
:: The Wombats ::
2007 may be The Wombats' year

THE RHINOHEAD * single of the week *
18 October 2007 / Domino / 3 Trk CD
:: Von Sudenfed ::
A spine tingling rejuvenation of a living legend.

PUSH AND PULL
18 October 2007 / Big Deal / 13 Trk CD
:: The Human Value ::
Another extended batch of neatly carved darkly tinged mix of fuzzy rock

THIS FOOL CAN DIE NOW
18 October 2007 / Too Pure (Beggars) / 14 Trk CD
:: Scout Niblett ::
With a variety of ideas and formats to play with, Scout Niblett has captured some of her very best moments.

MOLTEN
18 October 2007 / Dance To The Radio / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl & Download
:: Sky Larkin ::
The Leeds trio are back with another suitable mix of grungy, rattled guitars

RISE ABOVE
18 October 2007 / Rough Trade / 10 Trk CD
:: Dirty Projectors ::
Like a musical car crash between Edwyn Collins and a lorry full of jazz and reggae records

WEEKEND DRIVER
18 October 2007 / Louder Than Bombs / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl & Download
:: The Old House ::
Happy, sad and incredibly interesting stuff from this increasingly compelling combo.

EVERYTHING CHANGES
15 October 2007 / Zenmusic
:: Will Tang ::
It is fair to say that if you hold dear the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams, you will find much to love in the country-rock stylings of Will Tang

MIDNIGHT SURPRISE
15 October 2007 / Domino / 4 Trk CD
:: Lightspeed Champion ::
Midnight Surprise” weighs in at almost ten minutes and every single second is worth a listen

UNEASY LISTENING EP VOL 4
15 October 2007 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Avant Gardner ::
If Mr Gardner’s first name really is Avant then his mum/dad’s a genius

EP
15 October 2007 / Timbreland / 5 Trk CD
:: Dan Heywood / New Hawks ::
A very different kettle of folky fish from the New Hawks

BRAZILIAN GIRLS
15 October 2007 / Genepool Records / 17 Trk CD
:: Brazilian Girls ::
These Brazilian Girls aren’t of course, actually from Brazil

THE STAR FIGHTER PILOT VS THE COLT 45S * recommended *
15 October 2007 / 4 Trk 7” EP
:: The Star Fighter Pilot :: The Colt 45s ::
Tales of t’internet dating and wishing drinking sessions in bars

THE PARADIGM SHIFT
15 October 2007 / Demo / 7 Trk CD
:: Perpetual Hate ::
North Manchester’s Perpetual Hate make it their business to bridge various metal / rock genres

ALISON
15 October 2007 / Demo / 2 Trk CD * Demo Of The Week *
:: The Christophers ::
By far one of the best demos we’ve had all year.

ELEGIES TO LESSONS LEARNT
09 October 2007 / Beggars Banquet / 11 Trk CD
:: I Like Trains ::
"We play the waiting game, and it won't be long now"

HUNCH YOUR BODY, LOVE SOMEBODY *recommended *
08 October 2007 / Domino / 1 Trk CD
:: The Pyramids ::
The sound of crazy guitars smashing skulls and providing the churning, exploding backdrop to some very worried vocals

LET ME KNOW
08 October 2007 / EMI / 6 Trk Remix CD
:: Roisin Murphy ::
Murphy isn’t “just another singer”

PIECE WORK EP
08 October 2007 / !K7 / 3 Trk CD
:: The Chemical Brothers :: Cortney Tidwell :: Goldfrapp :: Ewan Pearson ::
This is Pearson remixing and mucking around with synths - and having a good time too

SOUL TO SKIN * demo of the week *
08 October 2007 / Demo / 7 Trk CD
:: The Lightshines ::
Once again he spins his haunting vapours into this powerfully ambient collection.

THE WIND MAY HOWL
08 October 2007 / 1965 / 6 Trk CD
:: The Monks Kitchen ::
Not quite pip and slippers time...

MACHINES *recommended *
08 October 2007 / 14th Floor Records / 1 Trk CD
:: Biffy Clyro ::
Simon Neil and the Johnston brothers create monuments such as “Machines”. Their ascent continues.

RADIO LADIO
08 October 2007 / 1 Trk CD
:: Metronomy ::
He’s from Brighton but his music is from Mars.

ROMANCE AIN’T DEAD
08 October 2007 / EMI / 11 Trk CD
:: Kid Acne ::
Previous singles “Sliding Doors” and “Worst Luck” have provided a mere glimpse of Kid Acne’s rather impressive album

TO THE SKY
08 October 2007 / Mute / 3 Trk CD
:: Maps ::
Maps have emerged as one of the most exciting and appealing acts of 2007

THE MODERN TRIBE
08 October 2007 / 4 AD / 11 Trk CD
:: Celebration ::
For fans of swirling, jazzed up alternative modern new wave, this is a must

WELL WELL WELL WELL
08 October 2007 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: The Satin Peaches ::
When they eventually let go it’ll strip the hairs off the back of your neck

BLACKBIRD
08 October 2007 / Universal / 13 Trk CD
:: Alter Bridge ::
Ex-Creed U.S. outfit Alter Bridge’s second album

23 SECONDS
08 October 2007 / !K7 / 10 Trk CD + Live / 3 Trk CD Dble Pack
:: Cobblestone Jazz ::
A fascinating collection of subliminal dance moves and sound effects

LIONS
08 October 2007 / Try Harder / 14 Trk CD
:: Jonquil ::
You can always be sure that the next Try Harder record to pop through the letter box will be interesting

CRY-BABY
08 October 2007 / Ever Records / 8 Trk CD
:: Ungdomskulen ::
Ungdomskulen are an unmissable mixture of energy and post rock indie, torn into pieces and thrown in a cement mixer

CROCODILE
08 October 2007 / White Label / 6 Trk Remix CD
:: Underworld ::
Karl Hyde and Rick Smith are back and yes it really was 1996 when Trainspotting put them on the map.

GALORE
08 October 2007 / Mercury / Universal / 11 Trk CD
:: Dragonette ::
Dragonette’s successful collision of chart bound Euro pop covers all bases

SMOKEY ROLLS DOWN THUNDER CANYON
08 October 2007 / XL / 16 Trk CD
:: Devendra Banhart ::
Banhart is the kind of person who could be just as content if he lived in a remote wooden hut, recording his work on wax cylinders

THE FLYING CLUB CUP
08 October 2007 / 4 AD / 13 Trk CD
:: Beirut ::
If you’ve not already heard us banging on about Beirut here at MM towers, then let us introduce to the very young, barely twenty something, Zach Condon

THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 1/10/07
01 October 2007 / Various Formats
:: To My Boy :: Republic Of Loose :: Devendra Banhart :: Stereophonics :: The NextMen :: Wolfpack Unleashed :: Dylan Donkin :: Emigrate :: Stars :: Ida Maria :: The Dash :: The Light Cascades ::
Detailed summary & review of other interesting major releases w/c 1/10/07

FRAMES * album of the week *
01 October 2007 / Superball / 9 Trk CD
:: Oceansize ::
On its very first listen I couldn’t immediately figure it all out - give it the attention it deserves I can almost guarantee it’ll become one of the best albums you’ll own

BROTHER SISTER * recommended *
01 October 2007 / Strange Addiction / 14 Trk CD
:: mewithoutYou ::
mewithoutYou have produced an album rich in atmospheric, glacial guitar breaks

VARIATIONS ON SWING
01 October 2007 / Xtra Mile Recordings / Big Scary Monsters / 10 Trk CD
:: Meet Me In St Louis ::
Despite the softer moments the abrasive peaks require a committed listener

SPLIT EP
01 October 2007 / Xtra Mile Recordings / Big Scary Monsters / 8 Trk CD
:: Cats And Cats And Cats :: This Town Needs Guns ::
Joint effort for these math friendly, disjointed rock acts

DECONSTRUCT THE SEASON
01 October 2007 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Gone Til Winter ::
Manchester’s Gone Til Winter are one of more than just a few local metal bands who are quietly honing their skills, sounds and songs

THE MOVING FRONTIER
01 October 2007 / Domino / 14 Trk CD
:: Pram ::
Even the newest of tracks still remain true to Pram's somewhat unusual back catalogue

COMIC OPERA
01 October 2007 / Domino / 16 Trk CD
:: Robert Wyatt ::
Wyatt leads you on a challenging spread of lyrics and almost lazy soundtracks

THE GOING
01 October 2007 / ReAction Recordings / 1 Trk CD
:: Adventure Club ::
The more you hear Adventure Club, the easier it is to subscribe to their brand of schizophrenic pop

OUT OF THE WOODS AND TREES
01 October 2007 / Dance To The Radio / 20 Trk CD
:: Various Artists ::
DTTR have come up with an overwhelming choice of, as well as an essential platform for, bright new music.

TROUBLE NONE
01 October 2007 / Xtra Mile Recordings / 13 Trk CD
:: Joshua English ::
After a tour with Frank Turner and Jonah Matranga, Joshua English finds himself on the same label

ORDINARY SON * recommended *
01 October 2007 / !K7 / Ever / 1 Trk CD
:: Ungdomskulen ::
Just in case you’re wondering why they have such a weird name, Ungdomskulen are Norwegian

12 CRASS SONGS *recommended *
01 October 2007 / Rough Trade / 12 Trk CD
:: Jeffrey Lewis ::
You just can’t help feeling that somewhere Steve Ignorant and his cohorts are very quietly grinning with satisfaction at this modern , acoustic rebirth.

LOVE’S SICK DISEASE
01 October 2007 / Shifty Disco / 4 Trk Enhanced CD
:: Seagull Strange ::
Seagull Strange may have some interesting tricks under their wings

OUR LOVE GOES DEEPER THAN THIS
01 October 2007 / V2 / 1 Trk CD
:: Duke Special ::
Wilson is quite literally someone to be treasured.

THE HISTORICAL CONQUESTS OF
01 October 2007 / V2 / 14 Trk CD
:: Josh Ritter ::
Ritter just seems to naturally play what he feels like, without pandering to any current fashions on the singer/songwriter front

MYRIAD HARBOUR
01 October 2007 / Matador Records / 3 Trk CD
:: The New Pornographers ::
The multi-layered strains of “Myriad Harbour” provide foot stomping beats and continuous switches of quiet / loud

HUNGRY BEAT
01 October 2007 / Acute Records / 16 Trk CD
:: Fire Engines ::
Essential material that not only informed the rest of the 80’s but also todays new breed of rattling indie guitar players

SILVER
01 October 2007 / Another Music = Another Kitchen / 1 Trk CD
:: The Alones ::
Rousing stuff indeed from a band that quite rightly can count The Enemy as their peers.

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