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2010 Best Music Poll Winners
BEST MUSIC POLL > BOSTON

All-Ages Act

A Loss For Words


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All-ages, a/k/a pop punk, could be the most disrespected genre this side of contemporary country. Meaning that when a band stick around in the all-ages trenches for years and years, they will inevitably have to reach for respectability. For Abington's AL4W, that meant following up the success of 2009's The Kids Can't Lose (and touring the record with a grueling trek around the States and then through the UK, Russia, and Japan) with a new EP of Motown classics called, uh, Motown Classics (Paper + Plastick) that is nowhere near as ironic-pop-punk-cover cringe-worthy as it might sound. Whether they achieve said respectability remains to be seen, but throwing a spirited run-through of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" into their otherwise moshtastic set of slamming, fun-time sweat inducers can't hurt — unless you get landed on by some XXL crowd surfer.

Runners-up
2. Boys Like Girls
3. Four Year Strong
4. Vanna

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