Oct 24 2012

Watch: Wu Tang Clan/The Roots – “Protect Ya Neck” (Live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)

Part of their first TV appearance in a decade, this one’s a web exclusive.

Jun 21 2010

My Top 100 Songs of 2009 – 40-31

Today I continue my ten-part series showcasing my personal picks for the best songs of last year.

40. Phoenix – Lisztomania

It’s been a long time coming, but thanks to Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the French quartet are now a festival circuit band and one of the biggest groups in the world.  Their jazz-fused, stream-of-consciousness take on upbeat pop is clearly expressed through this track, featuring an unconventional chorus that, like so many things Phoenix, works perfectly, even if it’s a bit outside the boundaries of what we normally hear on CHR.

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