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Chinese Food of the Gods: Hot 100 Roundup—11/2/13

Eminem—“Rap God” #7 Praising Eminem’s technical skills is like praising a high speed juggler or a savant who can instantly calculate the day of the week for whatever date you give him: what they do is impressive, but it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Oh, My Aching Soul! Hot 100 Roundup—5/11/13

Ciara—“Body Party” #35 It’s been something like six years since Ciara had a big pop hit, and it’s a tribute to her tenacity that after years of missing the mark she finally created something that connects. For that she, and … Continue reading

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“No, no. Not twostep. Dubstep”
Hot 100 Roundup—10/27/12

Taylor Swift—“I Knew You Were Trouble.” #3 I took this for a throwaway at first, but Swift has said she considers it one of the most important songs on Red. I don’t doubt she feels that way, but the music … Continue reading

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WTF?
Hot 100 Roundup—7/14/12

Owl City & Carly Ray Jepsen—“Good Time” #18 Adam Young, better known as Owl City, should not try to be David Guetta (especially if he’s going to sing), and Carly Rae Jepsen, who, despite “Call Me Maybe”, still needs to … Continue reading

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Confusion
Hot 100 Roundup—3/24/12

John Mayer—“Shadow Days” #42 John Mayer would like you to know that after crashing on his hotel room floor and doing something despicable to an unnamed young lady (no guesses, please), that he has gotten over his shadow days and … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/15/11

B.o.B. featuring Lil Wayne—”Strange Clouds” #7 B.o.B. has been putting so much energy into the pop side of his career that I’d swear this is the first time I’ve heard him rap. That can’t be true, but that’s the way … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—5/28/11

Lady Gaga—”The Edge of Glory” #3 Everything I’ve read about this record points out the Springsteen influence (how could it not with Clarence Clemons’ presence?) but I’ve yet to see anyone mention the band who are an equal influence on … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under 5/21/11

Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett—”Knee Deep” #104 Brown’s imitative powers are impressive, and I bet he worked his ass off getting this right, but this is the sort of knockoff Buffett could write in his sleep, and often does, … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—1/30/11

Zac Brown Band—”Colder Weather” #79 This is so beautifully crafted, from the songwriting to the performance to the production, that it creates an impressive effect even when it starts to get dull halfway through. This is not a good precedent, … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/3/10

Glee Cast “Empire State of Mind”, #21 “Telephone”, #23 “Billionaire”, #28 “Listen”, #38 “What I Did For Love”, #51 Akon—”Angel” #62 Yet another “I Gotta Feeling” rip, only this time not from someone directly associated with the original record, which … Continue reading

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