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(The Limits of) Football, Samba, and Commonality

The 2014 FIFA World Cup theme song highlights one of the worst trends in a global society: culture boiled down to a sort of triumphant universal human-ness.

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The Year In Music: June 2010

June 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of successful releases and summer concerts.

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The Year in Music: January 2010

Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.

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Shakira: She Wolf

When it works, She Wolf is a sexy modern-day disco stunner. When it doesn't, it's pretty embarrassing for everyone involved.

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Shakira: Oral Fixation, Vol. 2

Shakira is the truth, people, and she's proven it twice over in 2005. She's made the best pop album of the year.

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Shakira: Fijación Oral, Vol. 1

Fijación Oral is a very good Latin pop album. To say that I'm looking forward to Oral Fixation is a massive understatement.

Matt Cibula
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Shakira: Laundry Service

Maybe it's not your fault that you lost your nerve and made an extremely safe album. Maybe you were been talked into it by the Estefans. Their fingerprints are all over this record.

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