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The Michael Jackson Songs You Probably Don’t Know, But Should

Today is Michael Jackson’s birthday, and instead of going on about there is almost no one in male pop music is worthy of licking his penny loafers (Bruno Mars is probably closest), I’ve decided to honor the King of Pop by highlighting my favorite, relatively deep cuts of his. These songs may not have topped

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The Michael Jackson Hologram at the Billboard Music Awards Was A Disaster

I won’t bother recapping the 2014 Billboard Music Awards because, frankly, they don’t matter much. I figure the only reason why most people were watching was because of the much-hyped Michael Jackson “experience”, as it was promoted by ABC. It turns out the “experience” was a holographic image of Michael Jackson performing “Slave to the

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What’s Going On With Usher Lately?

If there’s one thing that I seem to love doing lately is reminding everyone how much time has passed since my youth. Following in that trend, I’ll drop this little nugget: it has been ten years since Usher released Confessions, his game-changer that became the last album to go Diamond until Adele’s 21. I call Confessions a game-changer because

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XSCAPE: The Michael Jackson Posthumous Album We Always Deserved

After the unmitigated disaster that was 2010′s Michael, the first album released after Michael Jackson’s passing, one could be forgiven for recoiling in horror at another posthumous release. I almost didn’t believe that XSCAPE was real, because I couldn’t imagine why anyone would bother trying to release Michael’s music again. Michael was a blatant cash-in on his death made even

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Five Classic Grammy Performances

Last Sunday, some of the world’s biggest music artists performed at the Grammys, the recording industry’s biggest night. It was generally lackluster night, filled with bland and, in some cases, inexplicable displays of the past twelve months of music. By far, the most electrifying performance was given by Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons, while Daft

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