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The Maddening Arrogance and Elusiveness of Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s solo career has always struck me as a profound exercise in insincerity. And his arrogance has always been almost insultingly transparent, but no one seems to notice it – or care. Take this nugget from his “beggin for … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Way to Make Music?

I’m rather opinionated about music. Folks know this. And while all that frustration criticism comes through loud and clear when I write or tweet, I’m definitely not as good at communicating that I understand and respect how profoundly difficult making … Continue reading

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Best Songs of 2012 (20-11)

Like last year, I didn’t think 2012 was a strong year for albums. But there were a good number of individual songs that I loved this year. Here are the first 10  of the best songs of 2012 after the … Continue reading

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Crossover Is Complete: New Billboard Charts Complete A 30+ Year Process

According to Billboard: Billboard unveils new methodology today for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each receive a major consumer-influenced face-lift, as digital download sales (tracked by Nielsen SoundScan) and streaming data (tracked … Continue reading

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R. Kelly’s Joyous Sound

My thoughts on R. Kelly’s new video
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