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The 50 Best Songs of 2007

Journey back 13 years to a stellar year for Rihanna, M.I.A., Arcade Fire, and Kanye West. From hip-hop to indie rock and everywhere in between, PopMatters picks the best 50 songs of 2007.

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Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Nine

The stars in season nine's American Idol were not the contestants -- but the judges.

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Avril Lavigne: Goodbye Lullaby

Goodbye, roller-skating euphoria! Hello, four-chord guitar lullabies on serious themes!

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The Gospel According to Butch: Part 3 -- The Artist

Here songwriting is the focal point and Walker talks about his time working with Avril Lavigne, gives props to "The Macarena", and how he shouldn't try to make songs that are "post-gleeful".

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Various Artists: Northern Stars: A Canadian Singers & Songwriters Collection

Is there someone out there thinking "if only I could find a CD that features both 'Complicated' by Avril Lavigne and Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne', my world would be complete?"

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"I Don't Have Any Regrets": An Interview With Avril Lavigne

Lavigne balances the need to stay hands-on with the desire not to overthink while pounding out her best damn album.

Evan Sawdey
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Avril Lavigne: The Best Damn Thing

Those with a sweet tooth for bubblegum in the pop-punk variety will find a lot here to love. Those who have no interest will probably keep on guzzling the haterade.

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Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

This was never intended to be a conventional movie, but more like a personal industrial film illustrating the process that brings the corpse of a cow to your dinner table.

Brian Holcomb
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Fast Food Nation (2006)

Unabashedly didactic, Fast Food Nation points out the cruel lot of immigrant laborers without rights.

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