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Kanye West isn't exactly the guest of honor on "Stay Up!" (By Chris Polk -- Associated Press)
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele: "When You Were Mine" We could tell you all about this guy from Mississippi who likes to play Prince songs on his ukulele, but his awesomeness seems pretty self-explanatory.

The Pussycat Dolls featuring Missy Elliott: "Watcha Think About That" Is this the least objectionable song PCD have ever done? Perhaps! A nifty tale of sexual role reversal, it's like the naughtiest song of 1996. Except for the Katy Perry reference.

Rafter: "Juicy" He's got a wavery falsetto and a predilection for sample-y electronic folk, yet Rafter Roberts sounds almost nothing like Beck. From his upcoming EP, "Sweaty Magic."

Radiohead: "There There" (live) From the last date of their North American tour comes this seriously splendid version of the best song on "Hail to the Thief." Just in case you were watching Obama instead.

88-Keys featuring Kanye West: "Stay Up! (Viagra)" You'd be tired, too, if you spent the past six months making questionable guest appearances like this one, is what we think Kanye is saying here. And that cringeworthy Kim Kardashian reference? Let's just pretend it never happened.

-- Allison Stewart


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