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Hot 100 Roundup—2/6/11

LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock—”Party Rock Anthem” #78 I have no idea who GoonRock are or is, but I’ll assume they’re responsible for the beat, which isn’t bad—a somewhat derivative mix of Pitbull and The Black Eyed Peas with … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/24/10

Taylor Swift—”Back To December” #6 The problem with most pop and country ballads isn’t that they’re slow and lugubrious (though they often are), but that they’re so damned predictable. You can see every turn in the melody and lyric (if … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—9/26/10

Kings of Leon—Radioactive #37 The music takes off from the title, the guitars and percussion echoing the sound of Geiger counters, but the lyrics seem to be about something else entirely, something vaguely spiritual. They’re so vague, in fact, that … Continue reading

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New this week—8/22/10

Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj—”Bottoms Up” #22 I was really hoping this would be about ass, maybe with a Funkadelic sample, but it turns out it’s just another dumb song about drinking. Ugly, too, as it seems to present Songz … Continue reading

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New this week—6/6/10

Lee DeWyze “Beautiful Day”, #24 “Hallelujah”, #44h “The Boxer”, #88 DeWyze won American Idol not because all the tweens voted for the cutest guy, but because the story he lived on the show was better than any backstory anyone else … Continue reading

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New this week—3/7/10

Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj—”My Chick Bad” #46 Notable mainly for containing the first Tiger Woods joke to make the Hot 100. When Ludacris is doing his rapid fire spitting over something loud and boisterous, his tastelessness goes down fairly easy. … 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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New this week

Glee Cast “Sweet Caroline”, #34 “Bust A Move”, #93 The cover of Neil Diamond’s hoary old chestnut does a pretty good job of puncturing Diamond’s self-importance, if only because the singer is incapable of the sort chest thumping fullness of … Continue reading

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New this week

Breaking Benjamin—”I Will Not Bow” #40 Music for fans of 300, of which there are many, I suppose. I just wish I knew what it was they think they’re fighting. Death itself is the most likely answer, hence the defeatism. … Continue reading

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Shakira—“She Wolf” #34 If you’re going to go retro disco, Shakira says, go all the way–and she does. The sheer silliness of this record is dazzling. The bubbling bass line, the funk guitar, the distorted vocals, the panting, the strings. … Continue reading

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