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Collective is closing
Thanks to everyone who has supported Collective since its launch in 2002.
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Do We Owe Musicians A Living?
"Is the music industry meritocratic, or just an elitist way of promoting music which is really no better than lots of other music made by people who have to work a 9-5?" asks fingerchimp. So, do you think that professional musicians still deserve to be paid in the internet age?

Your Music Tips for 2008
There are loads of editorial lists saying who'll be big this year, but who do you think will be all over the music press in the year to come? "Tokyo Police Club. Getting big in the States, will be massive over here," says Amir. Other suggestions include Pendulum, Black Kids and Thunderbird13.

I Am Legend
It's a pretty "odd choice of adaptation to shoehorn a load of action sequences and special effects into," said Spinky about I Am Legend early last year. Lovers of the book have been cringing about how the film might turn out for months, but how has it faired?

Albums of the Year
What have been your favourite albums this year? Burial's Untrue seems like it might be heading for a Mercury next year, but Justice and Unkle seem to havetickled your fancies too. What have you been playing on heavy rotation in 2007?
amir's review of the year 2007

360 vs ps3
"Has the PS3 failed?" asks syd. Most of you seem to think so, opting for Microsoft's hulking white lump instead. C'mon, there must be some Sony fanboys out there?

The "Lyrical terrorist"
The first woman's been convicted under the anti-terrorism act for things she'd written online, but could she be "as harmless as many a gangsta rapper?" asks Niall-W. Should she be locked up "for writing poetry and downloading internet terrorist manuals"?

Bloc Party
"For anyone who championed Bloc Party... I challenge you to listen to their latest offering," says Fingerchimp. "Bloc Party's biggest problem is themselves. They think they're at some kind of serious post-punk vanguard, except they're starting to come up short," declares amir.

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