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Best of the Hot 100, 2012

There seems to be general agreement that 2012 was not a good year for pop music—musically, commercially, or for those who cover it. I have my doubts about this (I have my doubts about the whole concept of good and … Continue reading

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Good Records From Bad People
Hot 100 Roundup—5/5/12

Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa—“Payphone” #3 The sheer hackery of this record is revealed by the very elements that are designed to disguise it. That is, the subject matter itself—just mentioning payphones these days is guaranteed to get people’s attention: … Continue reading

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Crash Course

This is a little old (over a week, which in internet time means dead and buried), and I don’t usually bother attacking bad essays by people who, as far as I know, don’t normally write about pop music, but there … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—1/21/12

Jason Mraz—“I Won’t Give Up” #8 Being the minor talent that he is, I expected Mraz to play it safe with a snappy sound-alike to “I’m Yours” for his next single, but it seems his talent is so minor he … Continue reading

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