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I’ve heard it through the grapevine (for almost 50 years)

Recently, Marvin Gaye’s estate made headlines when they were speculated to be in talks to sue Pharrell Williams for similarities between Williams’ 2014 hit song “Happy” and Gaye’s 1965 song “Ain’t That Peculiar.” This follows a long legal battle between Gaye’s estate and Williams and Robin Thicke, who were accused of plagiarizing Gaye’s song ...

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Kanye is still a jerk, Beck is super boring and Sam Smith basically won the Grammys

The Grammys were this past Sunday, and they didn’t completely suck. Given that I am required to be pretentious about music by profession, I wasn’t planning on watching the Grammys, a program devoted to all things mainstream that we hipsters abhor. But professionalism means doing what you should do on days ...

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