10 Best Cassettes of 2014

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Maine Coons, 'Maine Coons'

6. Maine Coons, 'Maine Coons'

I know nothing about this band except (1) they're named after a criminally cute breed of cat, and (2) they had the good sense to put a cat pic on the cover instead of their presumably human faces. The guitars have a cleverly skewed approach to pop — "Uniform Choices" steals a hook from the Beatles' "All My Loving" and turns it into a song about deciding what to wear to school.

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