Tag Archives: Little Big Town

It’s A Song About Boom
Hot 100 Roundup—6/21/14

Charli XCX—“Boom Clap” #62 Soundtrack fodder, reportedly a leftover from True Romance, and still better than 98% of whatever else has appeared on the chart this year. Charli XCX’s gift for hooks is amazing enough, but her gift for planting … Continue reading

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Touch: Hot 100 Roundup—8/31/13

Lady Gaga—“Applause” #6 What’s most surprising about “Applause” is how friendly it is. Gaga doesn’t thrive on applause because she’s a megalomaniac fueled by adulation (though that may be partly true), but because she considers it a form of human … Continue reading

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The Highway Don’t Care, But My Songs Do: Hot 100 Roundup—2/23/13

Fall Out Boy—“My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)” #26 I’ve never been a fan of Fall Out Boy. Their songs, their playing, and their ideas always seemed muddled to me, and when you combined … Continue reading

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Bad Raps and Country Hacks
Hot 100 Roundup—11/24/12

A handful of biz professionals this week (yes, even The Wanted), trying to find a way to tinker with their sound enough to keep it either fresh or relevant (it doesn’t need to be both). Only The Wanted succeed, and … Continue reading

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Half Full
Hot 100 Roundup—6/23/12

Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris—“All Around the World” #22 You knew the Eurodisco was coming, right? But this is better than expected, with a great beat and all sorts of nice touches (love those live-sounding drum fills). Bieber’s singing continues to … Continue reading

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New this week—6/13/10

Drake featuring Lil Wayne—”Miss Me” #15 It’s hard to determine whether Drake is the real thing or not—or anything at all, for that matter. His inability to shake his influences and come forth as himself is a major problem—first time … Continue reading

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