Sloth's Deadly Medley

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In the fourth installment of our "Seven Sins" series, we examine the ways that sloth has surfaced in music throughout the ages. Slate music critic Jody Rosen talks about blackface minstrelsy and mush-mouthed drug songs, and cultural critic Cintra Wilson shares her own batch of lazy and lethargic tunes.

Soundcheck Blog: John Schaefer on sloth. Barely.

List: Jody Rosen's deadly medley

List: Cintra Wilson's deadly medley