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You Have Been Loved: Remembering George Michael

"... (H)ow can you not realize that the elation of a good pop record is an art form?"

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Ten Notable Holiday Songs of the Past 30 Years

These ten songs from the past 30 years are notable for being gifts that keep on giving.

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10 Years Later: Robbie Williams' The Ego Has Landed

A decade after landing on our shores, this gem still hasn't gotten its due.

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Janet, Madonna & George's Unpopular Coming Out

Blues, jazz, funk and hip-hop have always masked white transgression, aiding generation upon generation to distinguish themselves from the conservative norms of whiteness bequeathed them; here was our generation’s Elvis, mocking and masking anything authentically black, trading love of the craft for sheer fame. And here on the black and white pages of Sex, she was showing us her beautifully dark skin friends, bragging about how much of a bad girl she was.

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George Michael

It feels good to know, 25 years on, that George Michael has stuck around and found vindication, just like he always hoped he would.

Jon Langmead
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George Michael: Twenty Five

George Michael has come full circle in making peace with his sexuality. If album charts are any indication, he hasn't lost many listeners in the process.

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George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 (1990)

After "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", maybe this record's title asked too much. Still, this song cycle has the ambition of Stevie Wonder's 1970s work and Michael nearly had the talent to pull it off.

Dennis Cook
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