Pistol Annies—”Hell On Heels”
Reviewed in Bubbling Under, 7/23/11
Martina McBride—”I’m Gonna Love You Through It”
Taking Brad Paisley at his word, McBride serves up a country song about cancer, and doesn’t hesitate to say the C word right up front. She also doesn’t hesitate to layer the record with as much string-laden sentiment as it can hold, and then pours on some more. After her last two singles, and especially “Teenage Daughters”, I thought McBride was going to make something new and interesting out of her career, but it must be harder to break out of that Nashville mold than I thought.
David Guetta featuring Jennifer Hudson—”Night Of Your Life”
It’s bad enough that Guetta is a mediocre DJ, but Hudson is an absolutely hopeless disco singer. You can argue about whether Guetta should be allowed to make records, but there’s no doubt that Hudson shouldn’t be allowed to sing stuff like this.
Steve Holy—”Love Don’t Run”
Reviewed in Bubbling Under, 7/2/11
Florence + The Machine—”What the Water Gave Me”
Let me guess: A totally self-absorbed belief in your own pretensions? The Pocket Guide to Romantic Suicide Imagery? A free pass to the nearest Renaissance Faire?
Ronnie Dunn—”Cost of Livin’”
Reviewed in Bubbling Under, 8/13/11
Wale featuring Jerimeh & Rick Ross—”That Way”
Reviewed in Bubbling Under, 8/27/11
Game—”Martians Vs Goblins”
I assume that this scraped it’s way onto the charts because people wanted to hear Game making rude suggestions about Bruno Mars along with many others. I can’t think of any other reason to listen to it. My only question is whether Lil Wayne actually contributed to this track or Game used a sample. If the latter, that may be the biggest insult on the record.