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Pitbull struggles to hold his own on 'Globalization'

RCA

BY CARLY SNIDER

While Pitbull continues to embody his international character, his foreign flair is not enough to bring him success with Globalization.

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David Guetta's solid new record will make you 'Listen'

Parlophone

BY MELINA GLUSAC

David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Avicii — they all mush together, right? In a world dominated by sharply dressed, white male DJs putting their name on songs sung by other people, it’s hard to set oneself apart.

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Adam Theisen: We need to hear the next Miles Davis

BY ADAM THEISEN

It’s too bad that the gates to Jazz Appreciation are seemingly padlocked multiple times over, because it’s stifled the genre. The biggest household name that jazz has produced since Miles Davis is Kenny G, an artist who’s probably lampooned more than he’s respected.

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Uber and Spotify announce collaboration

BY RACHEL KERR

Now, when “calling” an Uber through the app, those who pay $10-a-month ($5 if you’re a student) for a premium Spotify account will be able to choose what music will play on the ride.

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Coke-focused 'Hood Billionaire' lacks creativity

Maybach

BY KENNETH SELANDER

The album is wholly in Ross’s comfort zone – sticking to the same formula he’s been using since day one. Hood Billionaire is the typical high intensity music that brought him his success in hit singles like “Hustlin’.”

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On '7/11,' Beyoncé proves she's just like us

Courtesy of Beyoncé

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

“7/11” will be called a musical mess by many. That is OK because the BeyHive is in on the joke. If a beat was assigned to the racing hearts of Beyonce lovers as they jump around their messy bedrooms in their underwear, it would be “7/11.”

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Dear, Rihanna: where are you?

Courtesy of Rihanna

BY GIBSON JOHNS

I’m trying to be patient. But it’s been two years since you released your last album, Unapologetic, and while that’s normal for most of your contemporaries, it’s very much not normal for you.

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The B-side

Herb David: Crafting Ann Arbor's musical legacy

He's made guitars for Eric Clapton, Sonic Youth, the Byrds and Jerry Garcia, hung out with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix and lived near the center of Ann Arbor's once-blossoming countercultural music scene. He's also one of the country's best instrument maker and he lives right around the corner.

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The Cypher: Keeping hip hop real

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