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T-Pain and Lil Wayne: T-Wayne

T-Wayne’s greatest legacy will be that even after hearing it, we will still be left with our imaginations to do the heavy lifting.

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E-40: The Ball Street Journal

Legendary Bay Area rapper's eleventh album is 50% great and 50% an ill-fated attempt at pop. Sigh.

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Akon: Freedom

Oft-maligned hitmaker's third album doesn't do much to convince the haters that he's not the hack that they think.

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T-Pain: Thr33 Ringz

T-Pain employs his vocoder sonics and everyman attitude on this carnival-themed release.

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Kardinal Offishall: Not 4 Sale

Even if the title is misleading, Not 4 Sale has something for everyone.

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Mariah Carey: E=MC2

The second act of Mariah's comeback doesn't wisely expand her sound: it instead succumbs to the blueprint so carefully laid out by its predecessor, a pointless remake that exists only because it has to.

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Slipped Discs 2007

PopMatters' annual tradition of offering up its Slipped Discs picks continues with the biggest installment to date. These are the albums our writers just loved, but missed our enormous top 60 albums list late last year.

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In Defense of Britney

There’s nothing but guilt surrounding Britney -- guilt for secretly enjoying “Gimme More”, guilt for tuning in to see what sort of trouble she’s gotten herself into today, guilt for not having the balls to use the word “misogyny“.

Josh Timmermann
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Britney Spears: Blackout

Britney is reduced to a disembodied voice hung robotically over the top of these tracks, purring disinterestedly into a microphone until someone tells her to stop.

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T-Pain: Epiphany

T-Pain, Teddy Penderazdoun, Teddy Pain, Teddy Verseti, whatever you call him, don’t forget the “hit machine”.

Gentry Boeckel

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