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Hot 100 Roundup—4/14/12

Justin Bieber—“Boyfriend” #2 This may be a magic leap in quality and maturity for Bieber, but it’s still derivative as hell—music via Justin Timberlake, phrasing via Chris Brown. And the lyrics are dumb on every level. The worst isn’t the … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/1/11

Coldplay—”Paradise” #16 Whenever these guys try to make a major statement they always fall back on arty cliches that mean a lot less than they think they do. Since this one is called “Paradise”, it opens with slightly distorted church … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—7/9/11

Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera—”Moves Like Jagger”, #8 Javier Colon—”Fix You”, #52 Dia Frampton, “Losing My Religion”, #54 Vicci Martinez—”Dog Days Are Over”, #68 Xenia—”The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, #92 Pitbull featuring T-Pain & Sean Paul—”Shake Senora” #69 This … Continue reading

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New this week–11/15/09

Justin Bieber—”Favorite Girl” #26 The new tactic of releasing a song a week in the leadup to an album makes sense if 1) you’re trying to build anticipation for the new work of a major star (as in Carrie Underwood); … Continue reading

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New this week

Colbie Caillat–”Falling For You” #12 Less like “Bubbly” and more like Sheryl Crow, which is both a surprise and an improvement. In fact, this is so catchy, pleasant, and unpretentious it’s actually better than Crow. Lot’s of help from her … Continue reading

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