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Sports Cars and Jesus: Hot 100 Roundup—3/9/13

Nelly—“Hey Porsche” #42 This is hilarious. Nelly has always experimented with mixing different genres into his-hop, but over the last few years, as his pop success has faded, he’s started to sound desperate. On “Hey Porsche” he dredges up the … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—7/2/11

Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars—”Lighters” #16 Aside from the profit motive, I can’t think of a single reason for this record to exist. Mars repeats himself, only this time demanding acclaim for doing so; Eminem reminds haters for the … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—5/14/11

Jill Scott featuring Anthony Hamilton—”So In Love” #105 As smooth, funky, and intelligent as this is, its seams show. When you start ticking off the influences as the song plays (“Marvin Gaye. Oh, Al Green. Hey, now it’s Bill Withers.”) … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—4/16/11

Wiz Khalifa—”When I’m Gone” #57 In which Khalifa proudly explains why he doesn’t really give a shit. It’s not “When I’m Gone” as in “I know you’ll miss me but you’ll get by”; it’s “By the time I die I’ll … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—4/9/11

Owl City featuring Shawn Chrystopher—”Alligator Sky” #105 Shawn’s Chrystopher’s B.o.B. impersonation does a good job of beefing up Owl City’s usual wimpiness, and the music sounds tougher and more strenuous. The lyrics are the same old fluffy nonsense, though—I can … Continue reading

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