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The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Hot 100 Roundup—4/20/13

A surprisingly good week, even if the best of the tracks are imitations of their betters. It’s interesting that many of those being imitated are relatively new artists: The Black Keys, Miguel, and (next week, via Hunter Hayes and We … Continue reading

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Teen-pop On the Radio—Finally

I have long been frustrated by the way Disney-pop and teen-pop in general have been ignored by terrestrial radio. Though I understand why programmers have avoided the more tween and pre-tween oriented music—that is, the real kid’s stuff—ignoring big-selling artists … Continue reading

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The Disney/Cash Money nexus starts now

“Round and Round”, the latest single from Selena Gomez, star of Disney’s The Wizards of Waverly Place, is co-written and co-produced by Lil Wayne’s favorite rocker, Kevin Rudolf. The success of Gomez’s previous single, “Naturally”, on the dance charts was … Continue reading

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Do the Disney Dance

Despite it’s obvious popularity and impressive sales record, Disney-pop has been a non-starter on the radio. With the exception of Miley Cyrus, no Disney-associated act, including the Jonas Brothers, has been able to make much of an impression. So unless … Continue reading

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New this week—12/13/09

Glee Cast—”Last Christmas” #63 Unlike the other twenty (!!!) songs Glee has put on the Hot 100 this year, this one seems perfectly designed for the sort of bland vocal treatment the show specializes in. It is a Christmas song, … Continue reading

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Who says singles don’t build slowly anymore?

I first mentioned The Ting Tings’s “That’s Not My Name” over a year ago, when it was a hit in the UK. Finally released as a single in the US near the end of the year, it crawled, slowly, up … Continue reading

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New this week

Jay-Z–”D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)” #24 This is terrible. Not so much for the music as for the insipidness of Jay-Z wasting his talents to attack something as meaningless and ephemeral as a software plugin. He’s isn’t going to convince anybody … Continue reading

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New this week

New Boyz–”You’re A Jerk” #33 If you haven’t been prepped by Soulja Boy to love minimalist nonsense like this, then there must be something the matter with you. Sure it’s a novelty record, but it’s also part of a growing … Continue reading

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New This Week

Mitchel Musso—“Hey” #70 More Disney pop (cast member of Hannah Montana, brother in Metro Station): less punk than the Jonas Brothers, less pop than Miley Cyrus, more mature sounding and less interesting than both. Beyonce—“Ego” #77 This is the most … Continue reading

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New This Week

Eminem—“Beautiful” #17 The recent interview with Eminem in the New York Times confirms two obvious points about Relapse: one, it came out of a period of intense confusion, depression and self-doubt; two, the Slim Shady stuff was done more from … Continue reading

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