some songs I thought about in 2013

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We’ve reached the end of the year, and the annual collection of retrospective lists in the media. I’d be remiss not to add one myself. Instead of a typical “Top 10”, here are a few songs I had some thoughts about.

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early look at the grammys

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December means a few things in the world of music and movies. Most notably, it’s when publications list their favorite records and studios flood theaters with their Oscar bait. The much-maligned Grammys tried to grab some spotlight with a concert about a week ago.  In today’s post, we’ll examine a few categories and who should win, who will win, and notable snubs.

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reacting to critics reacting to rap god

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Eminem is technically gifted at his craft and possibly one of the best rappers of all time. I’m not here to discuss where he belongs in the pantheon of the still relatively young genre.  Em has new music out this year because, among other things, he’s got bills to pay.

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