Tag Archives: Abba

Rocket Number Nine: Hot 100 Roundup—11/16/13

Eminem featuring Rihanna—“The Monster” #3 The hook and the beat are different, but Eminem has done this rap, in one variation or another, several times. He spends so much time explaining and excusing what he does that you wonder how … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—5/28/11

Lady Gaga—”The Edge of Glory” #3 Everything I’ve read about this record points out the Springsteen influence (how could it not with Clarence Clemons’ presence?) but I’ve yet to see anyone mention the band who are an equal influence on … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—4/30/11

Lady Gaga—”Judas” #10 I was preparing a long critique of this record, but after another listen and a more concentrated perusal of the lyrics I decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. “Judas” is such a confused mess that whatever message … Continue reading

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New this week

Shakira—“She Wolf” #34 If you’re going to go retro disco, Shakira says, go all the way–and she does. The sheer silliness of this record is dazzling. The bubbling bass line, the funk guitar, the distorted vocals, the panting, the strings. … Continue reading

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