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  • Yes, okay, jeez, fine, Led Zeppelin played a show last night and apparently it was okay. Or, alternately, “glorious” (NY Times), “a joy and a privilege” (UK Telegraph), and a “triumph” (Billboard). God, everybody, if you like them so much why don’t you marry them.

  • The transition to digital sales hasn’t given people better taste: iTunes has announced the top-selling single and album on the music download site this year were from Fergie and Maroon 5, respectively. The rest of the top five albums? Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Daugtry and Colbie Caillat. Fine, fine, holy, crap.

  • Wilco will one-up the recent trend of playing entire classic albums live by attempting to perform “the complete Wilco” over the course of five February nights at the Riviera Theater in Chicago. Frontman Jeff Tweedy promises they’ll “clear out the dusty corners of the catalog.” That’s a lotta Wilco.

  • Erykah Badu will release her first set of new material in four years this coming February 26th with a double album called Nu AmErykah. The singer told SOHH.com that the work was inspired by producers like J Dilla, Madlib, Sa-Ra, and 9th Wonder. Okay, maybe I’ll forgive that weird title.
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