So this is what happens when you ask a bunch of wise-cracking MoJo editorial staffers, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, to name the artists, albums, and songs for which they would like to give thanks—and why. Feel free to post comments with your own selections.
Big Pun, "100%" — Because as much as I would like to give 110%, I just don't find it viable. Plus: Puerto Rico, baby!
NWA's "Gangsta, Gangsta" — Because journalism, like gangsta rap, is not about a salary, it's all about reality.
Pavement, Crooked Rain — Especially the wonderfully expressed lyric Lame driver, the Force is against you.
Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, A Larum — I will no doubt wear out my iPod listening to this British singer-songwriter's phenomenal debut as I eagerly await his second album. (Oh, hey! Look!)
Cast rendition of "Don't Stop Believing" from the TV show Glee — Double the cheese = Double the fun.
Roxy Music's Avalon — It's the best album to play when you're really hungover in an apartment with a great view of London. Plus, it got me laid in college.
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