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Insert Clever SEO Headline Pun Here: Hot 100 Roundup—1/18/14

The Fray—“Love Don’t Die” #81 Their toughened-up sound makes them more bearable—though you still have to listen to the lead mumbler suck in his saliva between every line (he’s so sincere about it, too)—but it doesn’t make their stockpile of … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—8/13/11

Kreayshawn—”Gucci Gucci” #82 Normally I would applaud a catchy record that satirizes status seeking, and especially hip-hop’s fascination with high-fashion brands. The problem is that Kreayshawn’s targets aren’t rich rappers, they’re the poor who are taken in and taken advantage … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—7/23/11

Thompson Square—”I Got You” #108 Another sign that the most powerful outside influence on country is no longer the Eagles, or even Fleetwood Mac, but Tom Petty. The Hammond organ is the giveaway, along with the occasional elegiac sustained chord … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/26/10

Lil Wayne Featuring Cory Gunz—”6 Foot 7 Foot” #9 The background provided by Bangladesh is so stupid—and not in a good way—that it almost ruins the record for me. Wayne himself saves it. His gnomic notes to himself—you can almost … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/12/10

Glee Cast “Dog Days Are Over”, #22 “Hey, Soul Sister”, #29 “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, #38 “Valerie”, #54 “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”, #97 Coldplay—”Christmas Lights” #25 Even with Brian Eno producing, they’re still a bunch of … Continue reading

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New this week—5/9/10

Glee Cast “One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not a Home” (featuring Kristin Chenoweth), #53 “Beautiful”, #61 “Fire”, #64 “A House Is Not a Home”, #70 “Home” (featuring Kristin Chenoweth), #90 Though the rest of this week’s crop is … Continue reading

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