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It’s A Song About Boom
Hot 100 Roundup—6/21/14

Charli XCX—“Boom Clap” #62 Soundtrack fodder, reportedly a leftover from True Romance, and still better than 98% of whatever else has appeared on the chart this year. Charli XCX’s gift for hooks is amazing enough, but her gift for planting … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—1/21/12

Jason Mraz—“I Won’t Give Up” #8 Being the minor talent that he is, I expected Mraz to play it safe with a snappy sound-alike to “I’m Yours” for his next single, but it seems his talent is so minor he … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/22/11

Daughtry—”Crawling Back to You” #41 The hook sticks in your head, but only because you’ve heard it a thousand times already. Fans of this kind of stuff can probably sing along after the first two or three notes, which I’m … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—1/2/11

The Lonely Island featuring Akon—”I Just Had Sex” #30 Akon is funny, and his willingness to parody his persona makes me respect him a little more, but he’s not as funny as T-Pain was on “I’m On a Boat”, and … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/17/10

Taylor Swift—”Speak Now” #8 Another cute fairy tale, a song form at which Swift has become an absolute master. Sassy, funny, and sharply observed as always, only this one is streaked with some real bitterness, including details and descriptions that … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—9/5/10

Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West—”Erase Me” #22 Nerd rap has been around for a while, of course, but so far I don’t think anyone has has taken the trouble to mix it with nerd rock. So here it is: Kid … Continue reading

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The year so far, ctd.

When I was doing my half-year summation last week, an idea struck me that I didn’t have time to include. As I said there, the apparent greatness of the year overall hasn’t made much of an impression on the pop … Continue reading

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New this week—7/11/10

Kanye West featuring Dwele—”Power” #22 Listening to West in comparison to most other rap artists is something like listening to Ray Charles in comparison to most other R&B artists of the ’50s; his sophistication, both musically and lyrically, his intelligence, … Continue reading

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New this week—6/27/10

Drake “Up All Night” featuring Nicki Minaj, #49 “9 AM In Dallas”, #57 “Fireworks” featuring Alicia Keys, #71 “Fancy” featuring T.I. & Swiss Beatz, #99 Approached in bulk, Drake’s tracks achieve a definite if subliminal groove that is, at first, … Continue reading

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New this week—6/20/10

Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith—”Never Say Never” #33 I was expecting it to be bad, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this bad. The problem isn’t Bieber, who acquits himself as well as can be expected (it actually helps … Continue reading

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