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Chinese Food of the Gods: Hot 100 Roundup—11/2/13

Eminem—“Rap God” #7 Praising Eminem’s technical skills is like praising a high speed juggler or a savant who can instantly calculate the day of the week for whatever date you give him: what they do is impressive, but it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/10/11

Rihanna “Talk That Talk” (featuring Jay-Z), #31 “Where Have You Been”, #65 Dance music isn’t designed to stick in your memory, and I have the same problem with these that I have with the last couple of Rihanna’s records: I … Continue reading

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Occupy Disney Pop

Great piece by Mike Barthel on the Miley Cyrus/Rockmafia video in support of Occupy Wall Street, which makes use of a remixed version of Cyrus’s “Liberty Walk”. Barthel is right in noting that’s there’s no reason for people to be … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/15/11

B.o.B. featuring Lil Wayne—”Strange Clouds” #7 B.o.B. has been putting so much energy into the pop side of his career that I’d swear this is the first time I’ve heard him rap. That can’t be true, but that’s the way … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/8/11

Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris—”We Found Love” #16 It’s not as great, but this may be Rihanna’s most enjoyable single since “Umbrella”. That said, I do worry, though it’s not surprising, that she’s still using her relationship with Chris Brown to … 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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New this week—8/15/10

Taylor Swift—”Mine” #3 After two albums chronicling teenage life and daydreams, as Swift nears 21 she has no choice but to move on to a more adult perspective. Problem is she’s had no real adult life to write about (unless … Continue reading

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New this week—4/18/10

Jack Johnson—”You and Your Heart” #20 Jack Johnson hates haters. Ooh, he hates those haters. He hates haters because they do hateful things like have standards and because their hearts are somehow disconnected from their bodies. (Jack Johnson’s heart is … 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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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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