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The 30 Best Songs of 2017 (In No Order Because Music Was Fucking Awesome This Year) The 30 Best Songs of 2017 (In No Order Because Music Was Fucking Awesome This Year)

I’ve been making personal year-end countdowns for nearly a decade now. With the amount of music I listen to, it just seems like the right thing to do, if even just for my own closure to see what I liked the most.

Don't Fuck Up Rotation: The 10 Most Played Songs in my iTunes Library, Annotated Don't Fuck Up Rotation: The 10 Most Played Songs in my iTunes Library, Annotated

If I had to wager a guess, I’d say that the last four years of my life have boiled down to two essential activities: working and lounging around listening to music. I own many platforms to do so, because I am a glutton for blowing wads of cash on many mediums of entertainment.

My Name is (not) Benoit, and I Drink Things My Name is (not) Benoit, and I Drink Things

Pictured: A bottle of Willett Family Estate 3-year Rye Whiskey (quite possibly my favorite beverage on Earth, outside of chocolate almond milk and cream soda)

The 25 Songs of 2016 That Made 2016 Seem Tolerable The 25 Songs of 2016 That Made 2016 Seem Tolerable

As this year draws to a close, I’ve noticed one thing about the music released throughout it: R&B and Soul made a tremendous comeback.

Things I Would Do With $1.3 Billion Things I Would Do With $1.3 Billion

In no order of importance:

The Flu: A Haiku The Flu: A Haiku

Tissues a plenty

Duke and The Duke Duke and The Duke

I was seven at the time, and up until then I primarily watched cartoons, NASCAR races, and baseball. Basketball was as foreign of a sport as cricket could have been to a white kid who only had Venezuelan and Brazilian neighbor friends, and basic cable.

The Artist I Grew Up With: Kanye West The Artist I Grew Up With: Kanye West

Before I delve into his body of work, and everything else that goes along with the man, I will be up front with all of you: I am a Kanye stan. It's not as hard for me to admit that, as it is for thousands of anonymous internet keyboard jockeys; but it's the truth, and it has to be established.

Sprint Cup Series 2015: How Can It Get Any Better? Sprint Cup Series 2015: How Can It Get Any Better?

This weekend the 2015 NASCAR season has its unofficial start as the Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) will run the Unlimited, an annual short exhibition/warm-up race in Daytona as a kickoff to Speedweeks. Now, while I'm giddy at the thought that I get to see cars on the track for the first time in three months, I can't help…

Jeff Gordon and NASCAR's Manifest Destiny Jeff Gordon and NASCAR's Manifest Destiny

Jeff Gordon was destined to be a villain.

2014 in Music: Totally Forgettable For All The Worst Reasons 2014 in Music: Totally Forgettable For All The Worst Reasons

I started out the year very optimistically, believing that 2014 may somehow outdo 2013 in terms of quantity and quality. Now, as the year is coming to a close, I realize that there was a lot of music released this year and a majority of it was pretty awful.

Better Know A School: The University of North Florida [UPDATED] Better Know A School: The University of North Florida [UPDATED]

Last night before I went to sleep, a friend of mine texted me saying: "UNF MADE DEADSPIN!!!" My first reaction was, "Oh no, we did something stupid."

The Greatest Name In Sports The Greatest Name In Sports

I present to you...

Adventures in Boredom, Part One: My MVP Baseball 2005 Dynasty Adventures in Boredom, Part One: My MVP Baseball 2005 Dynasty

In recent weeks, I've missed a decent bit of work because of a pretty bad back injury and needing to take my personal days before the holiday rush in fear of losing them with the next fiscal year. During that time, I've fixed things around the house, helped my parents reorganize their closets (frighteningly), and…

Dots: An Ode to Being Horrendous Dots: An Ode to Being Horrendous

There is an unholy amount of candy in my house right now.

Fuck The Odd Couple, Run The Jewels Fuck The Odd Couple, Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels makes no sense on paper. Killer Mike and El-P look about as different as they sound, as do their lives and their upbringing.

Madden Soundtracks, 2000-09, Ranked Madden Soundtracks, 2000-09, Ranked

10. Madden NFL 2001 - Mainly because it was basically only one song from Xzibit, who is not enough to carry a video game soundtrack by his lonesome.

DJ Mustard: Rap's Groundhog Day DJ Mustard: Rap's Groundhog Day

Every producer, in any genre, has a signature sound. Creating that sound, and making it work throughout an entire career, is something that only a few people can say that they've mastered.

Un-Humble Mumble Un-Humble Mumble

If you've listened to any hip-hop radio stations, been to a bar or club, or been on the internet in the last year, or so, you've probably noticed a growing trend in the genre. As of late, a multitude of rappers have made their way through the clutter of countless mixtapes by trying to perfect a new delivery: the…

The 50 Best Albums (or Tapes) of the Decade (So Far) The 50 Best Albums (or Tapes) of the Decade (So Far)

Yes, this is totally a ripoff of the list Pitchfork put out, but I figured I'll do my own because why the hell not?

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