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The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging: Hot 100 Roundup—10/5/13

Mediocrity has always been the curse of the pop charts, but for the biggest debut week of the year to contain not one superior song has to be some kind of record. There are small pleasures to be had from … Continue reading

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Branded: Hot 100 Roundup—7/27/13

Jay Z “Holy Grail” (featuring Justin Timberlake), #8 “Tom Ford”, #39 “Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit” (featuring Rick Ross), #64 “Part II (On the Run)”, (featuring Beyonce), #81 “Oceans” (featuring Frank Ocean), #83 “Picasso Baby”, #91 “Crown”, #100 Though it may have happened earlier, … Continue reading

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Mediocrity is a Spongiform Virus from Outer Space: Hot 100 Roundup—4/6/13

The main symptoms of which are ennui and procrastination, hence the lateness of this. It isn’t just that mediocre records are hard to write about, though they are, but they drain whatever energy you have for writing, as well. And … Continue reading

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Skimming the Surface: Hot 100 Roundup—1/26/13

One thing that the new singles dominated market is starting to do is destroy the old release schedule paradigm. Last year’s summer lull was barely a lull at all, and here in mid-January the big guns are putting singles out … Continue reading

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New this week—1/17/10

Ke$ha “Blah Blah Blah” (featuring 3Oh!3), #7 “Your Love Is My Drug”, #27 “Take It Off”, #85 It’s hard not to think of Ke$ha as Reality-TV-Pop, with a musical persona not far removed from the ladies on Jersey Shore. That’s … 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—12/6/09

Lady GaGa “Telephone” (featuring Beyonce), #30 “Speechless”, #94 Despite it’s honest origins—GaGa says it was inspired by her father’s initial refusal to seek medical treatment for a heart condition—or maybe because of them, “Speechless” is a terrible song. If she … Continue reading

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New this week—11/22/09

Shakira featuring Lil Wayne—”Give It Up To Me” #58 With Timbaland producing, this starts off sounding like a Nelly Furtado record, but after Lil Wayne’s short, sweet rap, Shakira takes over, and actually manages to reduce both Wayne and Timbaland … Continue reading

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