Tag Archives: The Eagles

Confessions and Evasions
Hot 100 Roundup—7/28/12

Frank Ocean—“Thinkin Bout You” #85 Even without Ocean’s personal revelations, it’s hard to imagine how much further into the confessional form anyone could go than Channel Orange. His emotional confusion and the yearning that go with it shape and dictate … Continue reading

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Small Miracles
Hot 100 Roundup—3/31/12

Rascal Flatts—“Changed” #73 What’s happened to these guys? Can a change in label—from the Disney-owned and now defunct Lyric Street to the Nashville giant of independents, Big Machine—make that much difference? Or is it that anyone, no matter what their … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—1/28/12

Train—“Drive By” #60 There are lots of reasons why I should like Train. Their songs are bouncy and catchy, well-crafted, and even demonstrate some intelligence. Their lyrics, though never great, are generally free of cliché, and have an offhand quality … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—7/23/11

Thompson Square—”I Got You” #108 Another sign that the most powerful outside influence on country is no longer the Eagles, or even Fleetwood Mac, but Tom Petty. The Hammond organ is the giveaway, along with the occasional elegiac sustained chord … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—4/23/11

Blake Shelton—”Honey Bee” #13 As the rock end of country slowly progresses through the past, it makes the small step from The Eagles to Tom Petty. Shelton makes the transition obvious by cutting what’s essentially a re-write of “Don’t Do … Continue reading

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New this week—5/30/10

Miley Cyrus—”Can’t Be Tamed” #8 Despite the usually sure handed Amato/James Rock Mafia putting this together, and the added controversy of Cyrus’s first “adult” video (i.e., one with bare legs, cleavage, and faux-Fosse dance moves), this isn’t that interesting of … 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

Miley Cyrus—”Party In the U.S.A.” #2 Despite its bouncy, universalist tone, the lyrics of this song reveal it to be nothing more than the usual declaration of egotistical, posturing self-importance. This isn’t a party in the U.S.A., it’s a party … Continue reading

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It would be just like them to kill the only one who’s done anything interesting

Joe Walsh Executed To Keep ‘Eagles Greatest Hits’ Sales Ahead Of ‘Thriller’. The best part of the joke is that Walsh doesn’t play on that album.

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