All that glitters is not gold. But we can all agree: All that glitters is fabulous. As was 2010. The year saw pop's reigning megalomaniac bare his torment on Twitter, his soul on a masterful album, and his Lil Kanye in a leaked photo -- impressive, all. Since there's a lot more to make sense of, we're going to make like glitter and reflect.
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »