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NY Times' The Year in Music

From the Times' ArtsBeat comes a great Podcast about top 10 lists. A handful of music critics and TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone discuss the year in music. Unlike most top 10 lists, the Podcast gets to the root of the music, analyzing 2008 and its trends. It's a smart and interesting discussion, with a few gems, including a discussion of Bon Iver:

That's the new thing for '09: go find a cabin

and on auto tune:

T-Pain actually can sing. It's not used for pitch correction. It's an aesthetic thing for T-Pain, whereas many people--say half of Nashville--use it to get the notes right, and Kanye West uses it to pretend he's getting the notes right.

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