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by Alex V. Cook, Music Editor for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2013
Miley Cyrus was the subject of no less than four of my lectures this past semester.
by Alex V. Cook, Music Editor for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2013
Miley Cyrus was the subject of no less than four of my lectures this past semester.

Top pop monster of the 2013:  Miley Cyrus - Bangerz

Top band name of 2013 that irritated me so much that I couldn't bring myself to listen to them: Foxygen

Top reunion of 2013 that was probably a good idea but should have been left at that: Black Flag - What The…

Top reunion of 2013 that was probably a bad idea but  became a B-grade result: Black Sabbath - 13

Top artist who left the fold in 2013: Lou Reed.

Alex V. Cook
Music Editor

Alex V. Cook listens to everything and writes about most of it. His latest book, the snappily titled Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls is an odyssey from the backwoods bars and small-town dives to the swampside dance halls and converted clapboard barns of a Louisiana Saturday Night. Don't leave Heathrow without it. His first book Darkness Racket and Twang is available from SideCartel. The full effect can be had at alex v cook.com

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