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August 2014

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COUNTERPOINT: Why I Gotta Be So Rude…

When discussing this summer’s ad nauseam anthem “Rude,” by MAGIC!, I’ll admit that there’s a pretty strong temptation to just pile it on. Musically, there’s the saccharine impotence of the “half-assed surfer reggae/ska/punk,” as aptly labeled by Deadspin.com’s Garrett Kamps. Easier still, one could take a few swipes at the …