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Buzzkillers: Hot 100 Roundup—3/23/13

Luke Bryan—“Buzzkill” #74 Through most of the first verse, I kept hoping that “Buzzkill” was about Bryan castigating one of his drinking buddies and that it was at least meant to be funny. Once he added the adjective “little” to … Continue reading

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The Highway Don’t Care, But My Songs Do: Hot 100 Roundup—2/23/13

Fall Out Boy—“My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)” #26 I’ve never been a fan of Fall Out Boy. Their songs, their playing, and their ideas always seemed muddled to me, and when you combined … 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—1/7/12

Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars—“Safe and Sound” #30 It’s time, I suppose, for Taylor Swift to tweak her sound, but working with T-Bone Burnett—the man who has ruined more good performers than just about any producer I can think … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—6/4/11

Lady GaGa—”Hair” #12 An odd metaphor coming from a woman who is generally seen either in wigs or with hair coiffed and dyed to within an inch of it’s life; does anyone know what GaGa’s real hair even looks like? … Continue reading

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New this week—5/16/10

Eminem—”Not Afraid” #1 I’m happy for Eminem; he sounds stronger, sharper, on top of things. But this is not a good record. His delivery is forced and too consciously aggressive, his mix of scatological philosophizing and sentimentality confusing when it … 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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