Tag Archives: Mary J Blige

100 Roundup—2/4/12

Glee Cast “Without You”, #28 “We Found Love”, #56 “Moves Like Jagger/Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, #62 “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, #70 “Summer Nights”, #88 Tyga—“Faded” #52 Dirty, dirty boys with lots of dirty thoughts, but not much … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—5/7/11

Incubus—”Adolescents” #101 Intelligent hard rock that isn’t loaded with pretension is so rare that I’m probably overrating this, and as smart as it is it’s still mired in hard rock’s negative view of the world, with any signs of a … Continue reading

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New this week–2/14/10

P!nk—”Glitter In the Air” #18 Even aside from the impressive aerial ballet on the Grammies, this song has a lot of things going for it, all of which P!nk somehow manages to subvert well before it’s over. It’s frustrating to … Continue reading

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New this week—12/20/09

Ludacris—”How Low” #13 Since Ludacris announced his intention to make more serious records a couple of years back, things have shifted in the pop world. The recession created an audience that wanted anything other than the serious, and Ludacris wisely … Continue reading

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New this week

T.I. featuring Mary J. Blige—”Remember Me” #29 The verse about his woman cheating on him while he’s in the joint sounds real enough, but it doesn’t matter, because T.I. loses me on the very first line, where he compares himself … Continue reading

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New this week

Mary J Blige featuring Drake—”The One” #63 As good as it was to know that Blige had found marital happiness, her odes to her man and their relationship didn’t sell very well, so here she toughens up, brings in a … 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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