Tag Archives: Skrillex

Early Rounds: Hot 100 Roundup—2/2/13

Something of a blah week, which is probably why it took me so long to get around to it (my apologies). It has, in fact, been a very slow year so far, even though there have been more records entering … Continue reading

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Best of the Hot 100, 2012

There seems to be general agreement that 2012 was not a good year for pop music—musically, commercially, or for those who cover it. I have my doubts about this (I have my doubts about the whole concept of good and … Continue reading

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WTF?
Hot 100 Roundup—7/14/12

Owl City & Carly Ray Jepsen—“Good Time” #18 Adam Young, better known as Owl City, should not try to be David Guetta (especially if he’s going to sing), and Carly Rae Jepsen, who, despite “Call Me Maybe”, still needs to … Continue reading

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Toxicity

Everybody in dance music, it seems, is signing up for the new Pepsi campaign. I understand why major artists sign endorsement deals, and I realize that Diplo and Skrillex and A-Trak can’t resist the idea of remixing Michael Jackson, but … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry About the Internet

In an interview with Pitchfork, Skrillex addresses all the hate he gets on the internet. He shows a lot more common sense about it than most commentators and pundits do (he shows a lot of common sense about most things, … Continue reading

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Hunger Games, Dubstep Games
Hot 100 Roundup—4/7/12

Taylor Swift—“Eyes Open” #19 What’s surprising about all The Hunger Games songs I’ve heard is how literal they are, in the sense that they focus on particular aspects of the story rather than delivering the usual pop tropes and vaguely … Continue reading

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Everybody Dance Now
Hot 100 Roundup—3/3/12

Katy Perry—“Part Of Me” #1 Straightforward dance music like this does Perry a favor. The more she strays from groove and traditional structure the more irritating she becomes (it does something weird to her voice, for one thing). She also … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—1/21/12

Jason Mraz—“I Won’t Give Up” #8 Being the minor talent that he is, I expected Mraz to play it safe with a snappy sound-alike to “I’m Yours” for his next single, but it seems his talent is so minor he … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—1/7/12

Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars—“Safe and Sound” #30 It’s time, I suppose, for Taylor Swift to tweak her sound, but working with T-Bone Burnett—the man who has ruined more good performers than just about any producer I can think … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/19/11

Mac Miller—”Party On Fifth Ave.” #64 I like the music, but Miller is a competent rapper at best, and his verses are full of filler. Even musically, though, this is stiffer than a party song should be. Glee Cast—”Last Friday … Continue reading

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