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The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Journey back to 2010 for 60 slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.

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"Why Don't You Try Writing Your Own Songs?": 'The Bends' and Its Cover Songs

Three unique takes on tracks from The Bends, spanning the stripped-down acoustic to the full-fledged orchestral, represent how these songs still have the power to stun two decades later.

Scott Elingburg
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Mark Ronson: Uptown Special

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

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Amy Winehouse: A Look at Another Promising Career That Came to a Tragic End

A look back at Amy Winehouse’s most memorable moments is sadly short, due to her depressingly short life.

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Mark Ronson & The Business, Intl.: Record Collection

Mark Ronson's new album is sometimes bogged down by interesting but ultimately pointless instrumental interludes. But like anyone's record collection, Record Collection has more hits than misses. It's future pop with a foot firmly in the past.

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The Like: Release Me

The Like's Release Me is the stuff of retro-pop wet dreams, all spun-sugar harmonies, bad girl love themes, and a bubblegum beat.

Christel Loar
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Amy Amy Amy by Nick Johnstone

The interviews contain much hearsay, and several interviewees had very brief contact with Amy Winehouse.

Sarah Moore
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Paul Oakenfold: Greatest Hits & Remixes

Because we needed a dance remix of Radiohead.

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Mark Ronson: Version

If Ronson is going to pander to an audience, he may as well be straightforward about it.

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Rhymefest: Blue Collar

Kanye's fanbase may have their Lacoste logos and expensive cellphones, but Rhymefest's "blue collar niggas" have soul.


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