2010 in review: Ann Powers on pop music
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"Love the Way You Lie," Eminem featuring Rihanna( Kevin Winter / Getty Images )
Some felt this account of a destructive relationship glamorized domestic violence, but this song doesn't make excuses the pain and sorrow in Eminem's rap and Rihanna's gorgeous hook, in fact, make excuses impossible.
- Critics' notebook: Eminem and Rihanna and a host of others update the duet