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The World as Explained by Top 40 Hits

“Pop is insipid,” they said. “The Top 40 has no soul,” they said. “These lyrics don’t even mean anything,” they said. Well, they were wrong. Incoming Theater Exec Lien Le lists the top current events of 2014 paired with the best Top 40 hits written about them.

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Top 10 Albums of 2014

From Lana Del Ray to Taylor Swift to Mac DeMarco, the Arts Board picks the year's best records.

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The Arts 2014 Year in Review Survey Results

Check out the crunched data of the results of the 2014 Arts Year in Review poll, with links to relevant reviews and articles.

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Singing in the Square

Bart Caruso plays The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" in Winthrop Square on Sunday afternoon. Caruso has been playing music in Harvard Square for ten years.

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Today in Photos (12/1/2014)

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Hear Me Out: Beyoncé, '7/11'

With the Platinum Edition reissue of the 2013 bombshell “Beyoncé,” Queen Bey has released a new single that is simultaneously disarming and calculated.

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'Hood Billionaire' Lost in Banality

The opening of “Hood Billionaire,” Rick Ross’s newest album, is an imagined multi-million-dollar drug deal arranged via collect call from prison. “Intro,” this conversation-turned-opening-track, is an appropriate start to the album, since it’s about as clichéd and brazen as the rest of the material on “Hood Billionaire.”

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'Sonic Highways' Lackluster and Monotonous

Honestly, the degree of commitment vis-à-vis the actual quality of the album is embarrassing. There’s something fundamentally lame about this wasted effort—the listener is left with a small kernel of pity for this anachronistic dinosaur of an album that makes it impossible to regard with anything more than condescension.

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One Direction Cements Image on 'Four'

There’s a strange pleasure in beholding this album—like holding a high-grade, expensive drill or some other piece of uninspired utilitarian hardware.

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Zoom In

Dylan R. Schaffer offers some hope for the music industry moving forward and offers some tips for becoming a thoughtful consumer of music.

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Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

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Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

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Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

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