Tag Archives: The Black Eyed Peas

Hot 100 Roundup—8/13/11

Kreayshawn—”Gucci Gucci” #82 Normally I would applaud a catchy record that satirizes status seeking, and especially hip-hop’s fascination with high-fashion brands. The problem is that Kreayshawn’s targets aren’t rich rappers, they’re the poor who are taken in and taken advantage … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Update—2/28/11

Katy Perry featuring Kanye West—”E.T.” #28 Perry is justifiably famous—or infamous, depending on how you look at it—for working all sorts of sexual innuendo into her music without ever sounding lewd or crude. Her double entendres always sound innocent, if … Continue reading

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Space is the place

Virginia Heffernan, who has never met a modern technology scare-mongering story she hasn’t embraced, writes in the New York Times about the latest study linking hearing loss and headphone use. Except, according to the abstract in The Journal of the … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/21/10

Glee Cast “Teenage Dream”, #8 “Start Me Up/Living On a Prayer”, #31 “Stop! In the Name of Love/Free Your Mind”, #38 “One Love (People Get Ready)”, #41 The Black Eyed Peas—“The Time (Dirty Bit)” #12 Since I didn’t listen to … Continue reading

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The year so far, ctd.

When I was doing my half-year summation last week, an idea struck me that I didn’t have time to include. As I said there, the apparent greatness of the year overall hasn’t made much of an impression on the pop … Continue reading

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The year so far

According to almost everyone, 2010 has been a great year in just about every genre: alternative, country, hip-hop, techno—great records have been popping up everywhere, from both new and old artists, with a full schedule of promising releases to come. … Continue reading

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New this week—5/9/10

Glee Cast “One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not a Home” (featuring Kristin Chenoweth), #53 “Beautiful”, #61 “Fire”, #64 “A House Is Not a Home”, #70 “Home” (featuring Kristin Chenoweth), #90 Though the rest of this week’s crop is … Continue reading

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Here they come

Is it just my imagination, or is pop music starting to become important again? Not important important, you understand. Not aesthetically important, maybe not even culturally important, but important enough that people are starting to pay attention again, get riled … Continue reading

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Question: Do you hate the Black Eyed Peas? Why?

This is a subject that has been preying on my mind for a while now, but something about Nathan Rabin’s AV Club piece on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live has made it difficult to think about anything … Continue reading

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New This Week

Drake featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem—”Forever” #8 The beat is rote, the raps display a high amount of craft but little inspiration, and the air of self-congratulation is so thick it’s a wonder anyone else can breathe when … Continue reading

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