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New this week—3/28/10

Justin Bieber—“U Smile” #27 Musically, this is the most pleasant thing Bieber has done since “One Less Lonely Girl”, but it’s still bland, and also a bit creepy. Bieber’s genuflection to his fan base is about as abject as can … Continue reading

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New this week—2/28/10

Christopher Wilde “Hero”, #57 “StarStruck” #77 “Something About the Sunshine” (with Anna Margaret), #81 Christopher Wilde, in case you’re not a connoiseur of the Disney Channel, is the name of the fictional teen heart-throb in Disney’s latest made-for-TV tweener extravaganza, … Continue reading

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New this week

Alicia Keys—”Doesn’t Mean Anything” #60 I love the jittery piano rumbling that goes on underneath the arrangement, the sort of subtle touch that suggests Keys may have some musical smarts after all. But this sounds a hell of a lot … Continue reading

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New This Week

My intention from now on is to provide short reviews of every record to hit the Hot 100. Most of these will only be a sentence or two. Some, as you can see, will be longer. It all depends on … Continue reading

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