10 January 2010

2009: Songs of the Year - Number 7

Surely Jay-Z is one of the biggest stars on the planet today? Very few can lay claim to being bigger (Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga...Kings Of Leon maybe...but that's it). So for someone of such stature to rally against one of the most prevalent trends in modern music (auto-tune) is a brave move, but one that was pulled off with aplomb. Okay, it was a little hypocritical since Kanye West was involved, but that one point aside, "DOA" is a bold, brash statement of intent, with tumbling drumbeats, a great guitar hook and a fantastic choice as a lead single for The Blueprint 3

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