Sheryl Crow Made a Mix Tape for You –

but do you really want to hear what’s on it? “Do celebrated pop stars really have better, more revealing, or more wide-ranging taste than a run-of-the-mill music fan?”

It’s the sort of stuff you might hear playing in the background at Walgreens—or maybe these are themes from several generations of eighth-grade dances. Scan the list of titles and artists, and you feel as if you’d heard it without even putting the disc on. Sort of like Crow’s music.

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