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Kendrick Lamar at Terminal 5, Sept 2012 (more by Julie Schnabel)
Kendrick Lamar

Venerable newspaper The New York Times have published their Top 10 songs and albums of the year, broken out by specific writers. (If they had published a collective list, Frank Ocean would be up there.) What say the Grey Lady? Check out the lists below, and follow the links for detail on why writers Jon Caramanica, Ben Ratliff, Jon Pareles and Nate Chinen chose each.

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MIA

Editors' Note: June 3, 2010

The cover article in The Times Magazine on Sunday profiled the singer and political activist M.I.A. While discussing her efforts to draw attention to the civil war in her home country, Sri Lanka, she was quoted as saying: "I wasn't trying to be like Bono. He's not from Africa -- I'm from there. I'm tired of pop stars who say, 'Give peace a chance.' I'd rather say, 'Give war a chance.' The whole point of going to the Grammys was to say, 'Hey, 50,000 people are gonna die next month, and here's your opportunity to help.' And no one did."

While M.I.A. did make those remarks, she did not make the entire statement at the same point in the interview, or in the order in which it was presented.

The part that begins, "The whole point of going to the Grammys," up to the end of the quotation, actually came first. The part that begins, "I wasn't trying to be like Bono," and ends, "Give war a chance," came later in the same interview. The article should have made clear that the two quotations came from different parts of the interview. [NY Times] (via)

Feist arriving to the Letterman show

Feist is big. See her talk about it with Jon Pareles on January 12th in NYC. Tickets are on sale. Many other 2008 "New York Times Arts and Leisure Week" are on sale too (the shows that disappeared after I posted them last time).

On December 12th (exactly one month earlier) - Feist performs "1234" ON THE TODAY SHOW. That's her arriving her for Letterman in the photo above.