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December 28, 2010

Witch house begets slut-wave. Thank Katy Perry

Even before this year's fake music memes totally died, someone's gone ahead and anthologized a new one. Just as you were starting to read about witch-house and chill-wave, popular tumblr Hipster Runoff went ahead and coined the term slutwave earlier this year to describe the collective works of, ahem, sexually assertive singers Katy Perry, Kesha and Rihanna. Rolling Stone picked up on it and called it fake music genre of the year earlier this month. Well, this was inevitable. Now, something called Complex has made a  list of the 25 greatest slutwave songs ever. Not one to judge, I salute you traffic-baiting Complex bloggers. The list goes back as far as 1982, and, clocking in at number one? Kesha's "Blah Blah Blah." Indeed.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 11:29 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Music News


New Years posts were a step forward. This one... two steps back.

No mention of Liz Phair?! I call BS! "H.W.C." beats anything on that list.

When I made my last comment I had no idea your next post was about Liz Phair. That's cool she is touring...not.

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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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