A Critic Assesses The Year in Rehab (Er, Rock)

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Listen to 3 songs by musicians on Ken Tucker's Best Pop Music of the Year list

Fresh Air's rock critic runs down the best pop music of 2007, which he likes to call The Year in Rehabilitation. His picks are:

"Rehab" by Amy Winehouse

"Piece of Me" by Britney Spears

"Closure" by Aly & AJ

"Navy Nurse" by The Fiery Furnaces

"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" by Miranda Lambert

"Change of Heart" by Teddy Thompson

Ken Tucker's Top Ten List of the Best Pop Music of 2007

Read Ken Tucker's 2007 list:

1. The Fiery Furnaces, Widow City

2. Amy Winehouse, "Rehab" (from her album Back to Black)

3. "I'm Not There," as covered by both Bob Dylan and Sonic Youth on the I'm Not There soundtrack

4. Britney Spears, "Piece of Me" (from her album Blackout)

5. Doyle Bramhall, Is It News

6. Aly & AJ, "Closure" (from their album Insomniatic)

7. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Raising Sand

8. Nellie McKay, Obligatory Villagers

9. Rihanna, "Umbrella" (from her album Good Girl Gone Bad)

10. M.I.A., Kala

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