Tag Archives: Jack Johnson

Oh, Those American Girls: Hot 100 Roundup—9/7/13

Miley Cyrus—“Wrecking Ball” #50 I’m inherently biased against power ballads, but I’m impressed by the verses and the pre-chorus, which Cyrus sings very well (that burr in her voice is a great tool when she uses it right). But the … Continue reading

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Royals and Returns: Hot 100 Roundup—7/20/13

The royals are thanks to Lorde, of course, who’ll be in the top ten, if not the top five, soon, but could also refer to the returns, a batch of artists who were pop royalty once, but have been struggling … Continue reading

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Bubbles: Hot 100 Roundup—6/29/13

Just to reiterate, I don’t review anything I consider a musical souvenir or soap bubble—i.e. any record from Glee or the growing number of singing competitions that fill primetime—unless it rises far above the pack. I almost reviewed a Danielle … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/31/11

Tim McGraw—”Better Than I Used To Be” #81 The lead single from McGraw’s last album for Curb records, with whom he’s been legally wrangling and trying to get out from under for about half his career. It’s still McGraw, so … 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—4/18/10

Jack Johnson—”You and Your Heart” #20 Jack Johnson hates haters. Ooh, he hates those haters. He hates haters because they do hateful things like have standards and because their hearts are somehow disconnected from their bodies. (Jack Johnson’s heart is … Continue reading

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