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Monday, August 1, 2011


What makes a great pop record? Great lyrics? Maybe. Great production? Perhaps. Great musicianship? Possibly.

Arguably the thing that most defines a 'great' record is a great hook, or a great riff. And it's debatable, but a simple, catchy hook that builds on itself and mutates into something grand and unforgettable is possibly the best of all. I shall give you two examples:

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