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Cardi B and Bruno Mars - "Please Me" (Singles Going Steady)

Here we have two artists sticking closely to their strengths, Cardi B being supremely confident and hilariously vulgar while Bruno Mars sings a hook designed to get stuck in your head for days.

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Mark Ronson: Uptown Special

This uptown ain't so special; honestly, you're better off staying downtown.

Sports

Super Blah: Super Bowl XLVIII

Despite high expectations, TV’s biggest event didn’t bowl us over.

Music

Guessing the 2014 Grammys

Predictions and behind-the-scenes info on who will win the 2014 Grammys in ten major categories.

Music

Midas Touch: Succumbing to the Allure of Bruno Mars' "Treasure"

As I consider the music of the past year, I find a newfound admiration and affection for an '80s throwback I had discounted months ago.

Music

The 2013 Grammys: Rating the Performances (video collection)

See all the night’s performances in order from best to worst.

Music

Hashtag Everything: The 2013 Grammy Awards

LL Cool J constantly implored us to Tweet about everything ("hashtag Bruno Mars!"), a majority of the performances left us bored and disinterested, and the most charming person in the room turned out to be Kelly Clarkson. It was a very odd Grammy Awards broadcast this year, and was a very poor one, to boot.

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Rating the Performances at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Starting with the most memorable and ending with the most dull (or clichéd), here’s what happened on “music’s biggest night”.

Music

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa: Mac & Devin Go to High School

A surprisingly under-the-radar offering from two of hip-hop's most famous weed smokers delivers exactly what you'd expect, and delivers it well.

Music

The Year in Music: December 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in December 2010.

Music

Dancing Till the World Ends: Why Does Contemporary Pop Love War?

The Europop renaissance in Top 40 music has ushered in a peculiar fascination with the sounds, smells and visions of war. Seeing pop as a kind of warfare, or warfare in pop, provides a psychic escape for the listener.

Sarah Grant
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The Year in Music: September 2010

September 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of TV events, celebrity arrests, and a lot of new music.

Music

The Year In Music: July 2010

July 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was full of new releases, high-profile concerts, and TV specials.

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Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

Events

Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

Music

Potential Grammy Nominees for Song of the Year?

This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award.


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