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Mike Posner

31 Minutes to Takeoff

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By  Jody Rosen

2010 08 10

Mike Posner is at the head of a new genre: frat-house R&B. Posner, 22, released two mixtapes while he was a Sigma Nu brother at Duke, and on his major-label debut, he's still at the kegger, beer goggles fogged up with resentments and grudges. In the smash single "Cooler Than Me," he whines about a girl who won't give him the time of day. In "Cheated," he sings, "Nobody told me I was dating a whore." Posner's raspy croon is thin but insinuating; the production is serviceably swank, full of big, club-friendly synth hooks. But does anyone, frat boys included, really want to spend time with this guy?

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August 10, 2010 11:11 P.M. EDT

Laaaame, why don't you review something people actually give a sh*t about.

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MRawk
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August 12, 2010 4:58 A.M. EDT

great tracks. lower key than what we expected due to songs like evil woman and cooler than me...but still awesome music

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