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Mixtape: Chorus is Better/Worse than the Verses

    This is an Earn This Mixtape For the sixth entry in the Earn This Mixtape Series, Grant and I came up with twenty songs that give us serious cognitive dissonance. The first half of this mixtape is a list of songs where the chorus overpowers the rest of the song. The second half…

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The Mixtape Series

Note: This is the “legacy” Mixtape page, which we are not updating anymore. We’ve since renamed the series to Mix This and expanded it to include collections in other media than music. ….. In the Mixtape series, Earn This writers choose about 20 songs (usually favorites) in a given genre or category and write their thoughts about…

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Mixtape: Favorite Non-Singles

In the fourth entry of our ongoing Mixtape series — in which one or more writers picks about twenty songs from under a single umbrella — we’re digging deep into some of our favorite non-singles from well-known artists. As always, we’ve included a Spotify playlist to listen to as you read. Someday’s Gone – All-American…

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Earn This Mixtape: Max Martin Pop

Pop is the most widely beloved, enduring, and profitable form of music in the age of recording studios.  Probably because of this, it doesn’t get a lot of respect from hipsters, which makes it easy to find online music hubs filled with nothing but loathing and pity for the millions blasting Top 40 on the…

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Earn This Mixtape: Pop-Punk

This is the first in a hopefully-recurring feature where the writers of Earn This will choose some genre or theme, collectively pick twenty or so of their favorite songs under that umbrella, and write a few words about each song. If we’re motivated, we’ll even embed a Spotify playlist. For our first entry, Dan and…