Tag Archives: Jimmy Buffett

Human: Hot 100 Roundup—2/22/14

Jhene Aiko—“The Worst” #87 I’m not sure whether to laugh at or admire a line like “Don’t take this personal, but you’re the worst”, and I feel the same way about the music. The beat is OK, but it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Obsessive Nostalgia: Hot 100 Roundup—8/10/13

One Direction—“Best Song Ever” #2 A good song, with nifty lyrical details, but One Direction’s love of rock and roll would be more meaningful if their idea of rock and roll extended beyond loud guitars, booming drums, and scripted shouts. … Continue reading

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Oh, My Aching Soul! Hot 100 Roundup—5/11/13

Ciara—“Body Party” #35 It’s been something like six years since Ciara had a big pop hit, and it’s a tribute to her tenacity that after years of missing the mark she finally created something that connects. For that she, and … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Stampede
Hot 100 Roundup—10/5/12

As we ease, or force, our way into October, the release schedule continues to ramp up, and probably won’t ease off until Thanksgiving. It would be easier to be happy about this if the music were better. This week is … Continue reading

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WTF?
Hot 100 Roundup—7/14/12

Owl City & Carly Ray Jepsen—“Good Time” #18 Adam Young, better known as Owl City, should not try to be David Guetta (especially if he’s going to sing), and Carly Rae Jepsen, who, despite “Call Me Maybe”, still needs to … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/19/11

Mac Miller—”Party On Fifth Ave.” #64 I like the music, but Miller is a competent rapper at best, and his verses are full of filler. Even musically, though, this is stiffer than a party song should be. Glee Cast—”Last Friday … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—5/28/11

Lady Gaga—”The Edge of Glory” #3 Everything I’ve read about this record points out the Springsteen influence (how could it not with Clarence Clemons’ presence?) but I’ve yet to see anyone mention the band who are an equal influence on … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under 5/21/11

Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett—”Knee Deep” #104 Brown’s imitative powers are impressive, and I bet he worked his ass off getting this right, but this is the sort of knockoff Buffett could write in his sleep, and often does, … Continue reading

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