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Pharrell’s “G I R L” offers light and groovy retro-pop

Jon Winkler March 5, 2014
This past January, Pharrell Williams was awarded the Grammy for Producer of the Year. Despite what people think about the Grammys and their picks (*cough* Macklemore *cough*), it’s hard to deny the presence Williams has made for himself in the past year. So now, out of almost nowhere but not entirely surprising, Pharrell has presented nine new tracks (including “Happy”) to the public.
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Return of a freak: Beck’s “Morning Phase”

Jon Winkler February 26, 2014
Freaks have made some of the best music in the past 50 years because they do not put an immediate ID tag on themselves. This way they can stick their toes in two or three genres on one album and make it their own sound. While freaks like Prince and David Bowie have been on and off in the past 20 years, the public has come to know a new freak of musical nature: His name is Beck Hansen.
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