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Gangs, Girls, and Good Ol’ Boys: Hot 100 Roundup—5/25/13

Mariah Carey featuring Miguel—“#Beautiful” #24 The guitar intro sounds off at first, like someone without chops trying to play the opening of The Temptation’s “My Girl” and having to cut large sections of it in order to stay on the … Continue reading

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From the Ridiculous To the Sublime
Hot 100 Roundup—7/7/12

Maroon 5—“One More Night” #42 Less irritating than “Payphone”, but also less catchy, with both the band and producer Max Martin running on automatic. Since “Payphone” still hasn’t peaked (God help us), I’m not even sure why they released this. … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—3/26/11

Glee Cast “Landslide”, #23 “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”, #57 “Animal”, #62 “Kiss”, #83 Eli Young Band—”Crazy Girl” #59 I like the sound of this, especially the steel guitars, which go for timbre and intensity rather than the … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—3/12/11

The Band Perry—”You Lie” #101 There are a lot of things that aren’t quite right about this band. Their music is too soft, for one; not once does it match the intelligence and sharpness of the lyrics. Though sometimes those … Continue reading

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New this week—7/25/10

Usher featuring Pitbull—”DJ Got Us Falling In Love” #19 When I saw this I figured that Usher would be overshadowed by Pitbull—and he is, barely—but I didn’t suspect they’d both be left in the dust by producer Max Martin, who … Continue reading

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New this week—1/17/10

Ke$ha “Blah Blah Blah” (featuring 3Oh!3), #7 “Your Love Is My Drug”, #27 “Take It Off”, #85 It’s hard not to think of Ke$ha as Reality-TV-Pop, with a musical persona not far removed from the ladies on Jersey Shore. That’s … Continue reading

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