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7. Lil Bow Wow, Beware of the Dog (Sony): This is approximately 22 kinds of wrong.

8. Elastica, The Menace (Arista): Turns out there is something she lacks when she's flat on her back: good songs. Perhaps the British have trouble pronouncing "eminence grise."

9. Barenaked Ladies, Maroon (Warner Bros.): A classic fish/barrel situation, but deserves some note as the (arguable) nadir of a band for which there is not enough heat in hell.

10. The Beatles, 1 (Capitol): Who are the 13 million idiots who don't own these songs already? --Keven McAlester

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