Tag Archives: Kid Cudi

In Limbo
Hot 100 Roundup—1/5/13

In real life, this is the last Hot 100 of 2012, not the first of 2013, but since Billboard starts and ends their year ten days ahead of the rest of the world, in Chartland we’re already into the new … Continue reading

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A Week of Near Misses
Hot 100 Roundup—10/19/12

One Direction—“Live While We’re Young” #3 I have nothing against party music or teen lust, and I could even forgive the Clash rip-off of the intro, but this is crass and insulting. “Let’s get some” is not something you say … Continue reading

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A Fistful of Mumfords
Hot 100 Roundup—10/12/12

A week of big names, with three new records debuting in the top 20. A great Taylor Swift (the third in a month, with more coming each week up to the release of the album on the 22nd, when I … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/5/11

Justin Bieber—”Mistletoe” #11 Just for the season, Bieber steps out of hip-pop into Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat/Coca-Cola commercial territory. At least I hope it’s just for the season. Christina Perri—”A Thousand Years” #74 Perri is actually getting better. This is merely … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/21/10

Glee Cast “Teenage Dream”, #8 “Start Me Up/Living On a Prayer”, #31 “Stop! In the Name of Love/Free Your Mind”, #38 “One Love (People Get Ready)”, #41 The Black Eyed Peas—“The Time (Dirty Bit)” #12 Since I didn’t listen to … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/7/10

Ke$ha—“We R Who We R” #1 Far too reminiscent of “Tik Tok”, only with half the jokes, half the hooks, and a lot less appeal, which leaves you with almost nothing at all. A sop to her fans, and an … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/17/10

Taylor Swift—”Speak Now” #8 Another cute fairy tale, a song form at which Swift has become an absolute master. Sassy, funny, and sharply observed as always, only this one is streaked with some real bitterness, including details and descriptions that … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/3/10

Glee Cast “Empire State of Mind”, #21 “Telephone”, #23 “Billionaire”, #28 “Listen”, #38 “What I Did For Love”, #51 Akon—”Angel” #62 Yet another “I Gotta Feeling” rip, only this time not from someone directly associated with the original record, which … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—9/5/10

Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West—”Erase Me” #22 Nerd rap has been around for a while, of course, but so far I don’t think anyone has has taken the trouble to mix it with nerd rock. So here it is: Kid … Continue reading

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New This Week

Drake featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem—”Forever” #8 The beat is rote, the raps display a high amount of craft but little inspiration, and the air of self-congratulation is so thick it’s a wonder anyone else can breathe when … Continue reading

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