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December 27, 2010

What Washington D.C. pundits love listening to: Sleigh Bells

Figures, seeing as the sound they make collectively is ear-splitting noise that only occasionally makes sense.   Ana Marie Cox (the Wonkette and now a Washington correspondent at  GQ) asked non-music reporters and politico types to pick the stuff they listened to the most last year, and besides agreeing that John Boehner cries too much, they all liked the musical stylings of Kanye West, Arcade Fire, and, like our Jay Hancock, Superchunk. Seems even pols and pundits have a soul, if you can call liking Pitchfork's choices for 2010's best music having a soul.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 11:30 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Music News


Wow. How many people can you insult in one post?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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