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Blogs are so hot right now.

  • This Recording takes on the “inane” David Denby New Yorker piece about the recent shift in gender relationships in romantic comedies.

  • Kids Pushing Kids explores the Elastica-M.I.A. connection, and the Elastica-and-bands-they-ripped-off connection.

  • The Guardian‘s Music Blog wonders what it would have been like if the Beatles had been women; makes up unfortunate alternate-universe name of (shudder) “The Sheatles.”

  • WFMU rounds up a whole mess of songs about beer, offers some mp3s of these songs about beer, and a picture of guys drinking beer, but no actual beer.

  • The Smoking Section reminisces about Gang Starr’s “comeback” album, Moment of Truth back in 1998, calling it a “weird year for rap,” partially because of the “shiny suits.”
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