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Cast your vote!

It's time for our NeXt music poll for the New Year. Here's your chance to vote for your favorite band or artist. Whether you love Cute Is What We Aim For or the Strokes, Shakira or Gnarls Barkley, we want to hear from you! And here's your chance to nominate your favorite local band!

NeXt readers 11 to 18 are invited to fill out this ballot and mail it to NeXt Music Poll, Buffalo News Features Department, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo N.Y. 14240. (Online readers from Western New York may participate by e-mailing numbered responses to next@buffnews.com.) Not only do you get to vote for your favorite band, you'll have a shot at movie passes, Blockbuster gift cards and NeXt T-shirts that will be awarded in a random drawing. But hurry! The deadline for responding is Jan. 30. Thanks to Gabrielle Grubka for developing this poll, with some input from Jason Silverstein and Jessie Lewis.

1. BEST CD (Circle one)
"The Black Parade," My Chemical Romance

"Continuum," John Mayer
"Eyes Open," Snow Patrol

"Eye to the Telescope" by KT Tunstall
"First Impressions of Earth" The Strokes
"FutureSex/LoveSounds," Justin Timberlake

"High School Musical" soundtrack

"How to Save a Life", The Fray

"Kingdom Come", Jay-Z

"Loose", Nelly Furtado

"The Open Door," Evanescence

"Pearl Jam" by Pearl Jam
"Stadium Arcadium," Red Hot Chili Peppers
Other: _________________

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2. BEST POP SONG (Circle one)
"Bad Day," Daniel Powter

"Buttons," Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg
"Chasing Cars," Snow Patrol

"Crazy," Gnarls Barkley

"Hips Don't Lie," Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean

"London Bridge," Fergie

"SexyBack," Justin Timberlake

"Over My Head (Cable Car)," The Fray

"Promiscuous," Nelly Furtado

"S.O.S.," Rhianna

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3. BEST ROCK SONG (Circle one)

"Call Me When You're Sober," Evanescence

"Dani California," Red Hot Chili Peppers

"Hate Me," Blue October

"In View," Tragically Hip

"It Ends Tonight," The All-American Rejects

"Lips of an Angel," Hinder

"Miss Murder," AFI

"Original Fire," Audioslave

"When You Were Young," The Killers

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4. BEST R&B/RAP SONG (Circle one)
"Be Without You," Mary J. Blige

"Deja Vu," Beyonce

"Me & U," Cassie

"Promise," Ciara

"Ridin," Chamillionaire

"Show Me What You Got," Jay-Z

"So Sick," Ne-Yo

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5. BEST NEW ARTIST (Circle one)
Angels and Airwaves

Arctic Monkeys

Gnarls Barkley

Cute Is What We Aim For
Chris Brown
Corinne Bailey Rae
The Fray
Hellogoodbye

Hinder
Imogen Heap
KT Tunstall
Ne-Yo
The Raconteurs
Wolfmother

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6. BEST BAND (Circle one)
30 Seconds to Mars
AFI
All-American Rejects
Blue October
Evanescence
Fall Out Boy
Foo Fighters
The Fray
The Killers
My Chemical Romance
Panic! At The Disco
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Snow Patrol
Weezer
Other: ______________

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7. BEST RAP ARTIST (Circle one)

50 Cent

Akon

Bow Wow

Eminem

The Game

Jay-Z

LudacrisNas

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8. FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO STATION (Circle one)

BET

CMT

Fuse TV

MTV

VH1

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9. FAVORITE RADIO STATION (Circle one)

WEDG 103.3

WKSE (Kiss) 98.5

WBNY 91.3

WBLK 93.7

WGRF 96.9 (97 Rock)

WBUF 92.9

CFNY 102.1

CHTZ 97.7

WHTT 104.1

WLKK 107.7 (The Lake)

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10. BEST LOCAL CONCERT (Circle one) Aerosmith/Darien Lake

Black Eyed Peas/Darien Lake

Dave Matthews Band/Darien Lake

Edgefest/Buffalo Convention Center
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw/HSBC Arena

Fall Out Boy/HSBC Arena

Goo Goo Dolls/Darien Lake

John Mayer/Darien Lake

Kelly Clarkson/Darien Lake

Kiss the Summer Hello

Queen with Paul Rodgers/HSBC Arena

Sam Roberts Band/Town Ballroom

Teddy Geiger/Club Infinity

Tragically Hip/Artpark

Warped Tour/Darien Lake

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11. BEST MUSIC VIDEO (CIRCLE ONE)

"Chasing Cars," Snow Patrol

"Here It Goes Again," OK Go

"Move Along," The All-American Rejects

"My Love," Justin Timberlake

"Promiscuous," Nelly Furtado Ft. Timbaland

"Stupid Girls," P!nk

"Tell Me Baby," Red Hot Chili Peppers

"Welcome to the Black Parade," My Chemical Romance

"White & Nerdy," Weird Al Yankovic

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12. WORST MUSIC VIDEO

"A Public Affair," Jessica Simpson

"Far Away," Nickelback

"Wind It Up," Gwen Stefani

"What's Left of Me," Nick Lachey

"Stars Are Blind," Paris Hilton

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13. WORST BAND/ARTIST (CIRCLE ONE)

Ashley Parker Angel
James Blunt

Danity Kane

Kevin Federline

Fergie

Brooke Hogan

Nickelback

Nick Lachey

Paris Hilton

The Pussycat Dolls

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14. BAND YOU'D MOST LIKE TO SEE PERFORM IN BUFFALO

Foo Fighters

Nine Inch Nails

The Killers

Radiohead

Weezer

Other: ________________

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15. BEST YOUNG LOCAL BAND_______________________________

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BONUS QUESTION: MOVIE OF THE YEAR (CIRCLE ONE)
An Inconvenient Truth
Barnyard
Cars
Casino Royale
Charlotte's Web
The DaVinci Code
The Devil Wears Prada
Dreamgirls
Happy Feet
The Guardian
Holiday
Mission Impossible 3
Monster House
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Superman Returns
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
World Trade Center
X-Men: The Last Stand

If you want to be in the running for a prize in the random drawing, you must include: Name: _______________ Age: _______________ School: _________________ Full home mailing address: ________________________________________________ (include zip code)

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