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<b>Salem</b>: While this Michigan trio could've landed in this category months ago for giving birth to the year's most groan-inducing mini-genre ("witch house"), it surprisingly endured a love-it-or-hate-it performance at Austin's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES000026" title="South by Southwest" href="/topic/entertainment/music/south-by-southwest-EVFES000026.topic">SXSW</a> to appear on a number of year-end lists for an equally divisive debut album, "King Night," which which offered trite techno beats out of your most clove-scented goth club nightmares paired with droning keyboards and gloomy attempts at rap. We can only hope that whatever puzzling musical hybrid awaits us in 2011 mercifully replaces them.
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OVERRATED

Salem: While this Michigan trio could've landed in this category months ago for giving birth to the year's most groan-inducing mini-genre ("witch house"), it surprisingly endured a love-it-or-hate-it performance at Austin's SXSW to appear on a number of year-end lists for an equally divisive debut album, "King Night," which which offered trite techno beats out of your most clove-scented goth club nightmares paired with droning keyboards and gloomy attempts at rap. We can only hope that whatever puzzling musical hybrid awaits us in 2011 mercifully replaces them.

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