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50 Best Songs of 2012

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Craig Finn, 'Rented Room'


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Mark Seliger
40/50

The Hold Steady frontman spins a tale about a down-and-out metalhead stuck in a cheap motel after a nasty breakup: "Playing records in a rented room/Hotter Than Hell into Bark at the Moon." But the darkest part of this very dark story is the way Finn makes his guitar toll like a funeral bell.


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