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This year, music bloggers made sport out of defending Top 40 in a way they might not have before. But despite the blogosphere’s genuine admiration of Taylor Swift’s Red and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” you’ll find few defenses of Hoodie Allen’s 2012 EP, All-American. That’s because most of it is not worth defending: All-American is the album your freshman-year lax-bro roommate would blast during Saturday afternoon power hours. It’s full of weak hooks and lame rhymes about dating models and townies alike, and does nothing to distract from the fact that Hoodie is a white kid from Long Island (real name: Steven Markowitz). But as far as musical slumming goes, you could do worse than putting All-American’s slickly produced earworm of a single, “No Interruption,” on repeat. It’s the one song you and your lax-bro roommate might agree on.
Hoodie Allen performs at 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $20. (301) 960-9999.