Friday, December 02, 2005

41. Louis XIV, "Paper Doll"

A hot beat where some smug asshole gets (called) a bitch.

42. Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx, "Gold Digger"

It's been a red letter year for post-feminist misogyny.

43. David Banner feat. Mr. Magic & Lil' Boosie, "I Ain't Got Nothin'"

Honesty is the best policy. Cartman misses the memo, but that shouldn't surprise anybody.

44. Lil Jon feat. Usher & Ludacris, "Lovers & Friends"

One crowded hottub.

45. Ciara feat. Ludacris, "Oh"

Even more than Kelis in "Milkshake," Ciara refuses to acknowledge any joy in her sexual confidence here. It's just how she does, just what's required - a grueling dance. That these contradictions inspire Ludacris to sing just enhances the seductive tension.

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