Tag Archives: Glee Cast

Atmospherics: Hot 100 Roundup—10/26/13

Eminem—“Survival” #17 It’s not fair to blast Eminem for his bad taste in rock and roll. Most rappers, black or white, lean toward lugubrious power chords, and as far as I know only Ice-T has ever been able to make … Continue reading

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The Year Starts Here: Hot 100 Roundup—2/16/13

At last, a great record makes an appearance, and I’ll try not to let the fact that’s it’s almost a year old bias me against 2013 (besides, there’s more great, newer stuff coming up next week). “I Love It” may … Continue reading

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Sincerely Uninspired
Hot 100 Roundup—5/19/12

B.o.B. featuring Taylor Swift—“Both of Us” #18 Well-meaning, well-crafted sincerity, devoid of any deep emotion. Swift’s hook is gorgeous, and B.o.B., despite the clichéd lyric, gets a certain intensity into his voice, but not even the most talented pop artists … Continue reading

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Anybody Can Do This—Even Glee
Hot 100 Roundup—5/12/12

Wiz Khalifa—“Work Hard, Play Hard” #17 The most pop-oriented track from Khalifa since “Black and Yellow”, the first in over a year that doesn’t emphasize his dope smoking, and, no surprise, his best in a while. It’s very controlled for … Continue reading

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Braggin’ and Thinkin’
Hot 100 Roundup—4/28/12

Glee Cast “Somebody That I Used To Know”, #26 “Hungry Like the Wolf/Rio”, #98 Ca$h Out—“Cashin’ Out” #81 This is so reminiscent of Soulja Boy that Soulja has already done a freestyle over it (it’s awful). It lacks its model’s … Continue reading

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Confusion
Hot 100 Roundup—3/24/12

John Mayer—“Shadow Days” #42 John Mayer would like you to know that after crashing on his hotel room floor and doing something despicable to an unnamed young lady (no guesses, please), that he has gotten over his shadow days and … Continue reading

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The Great, the Bad, and the Vaguely
Hot 100 Roundup—3/10/12

B.o.B.—“So Good” #11 One thing you can say about Bruno Mars, when he writes made-to-order hooks for other people’s records they at least have some emotional edge to them, which is more than Ryan Tedder, who’s responsible for this one, … Continue reading

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Everybody Dance Now
Hot 100 Roundup—3/3/12

Katy Perry—“Part Of Me” #1 Straightforward dance music like this does Perry a favor. The more she strays from groove and traditional structure the more irritating she becomes (it does something weird to her voice, for one thing). She also … Continue reading

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Second Tier or Below
Hot 100 Roundup, 2/25/12

Meek Mill featuring T.I., Birdman, Lil Wayne, D.J. Khaled, Rick Ross & Swizz Beats—“Ima Boss” #51 His brief change in style having flopped, at least when compared to his earlier singles, DJ Khaled goes back to the bank on this … Continue reading

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W-H-Y, Madonna?
Hot 100 Roundup, 2/18/12

Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.—“Give Me All Your Luvin’” #13 Aside from its role in broadening the revenue stream flowing from Madonna’s Super Bowl appearance, I can’t think of a single reason for this record to exist. It sounds … Continue reading

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