Friday, October 01, 2010

Singles Jukebox reviews, Q4:

The Bug, "Skeng (Autechre Remix)" (7)

Girl Unit, "Wut" (7.92)

Cypress Hill ft. Pitbull & Marc Anthony, "Armada Latina" (7.6)
Coati Mundi, "Bundas Bom" (7.62)
Pissed Jeans, "False Jesii Pt. 2" (4.82)
September, "Resuscitate Me" (6.17)

Aloe Blacc, "Femme Fatale" (6.5)
Luca Brazi, "Wake Up" (6.15)
The Greenhornes, "Saying Goodbye" (5.45)
Alexis Jordan, "Happiness" (5.46)
Chrisette Michele, "I'm a Star" (5.21)
The Thermals, "I Don't Believe You" (6.43)
Triangulo de Amor Bizarro, "De la Monarquia a la Cirptocracia" (6.7)
Tye Tribbett, "Fresh" (5.83)
Kanye West ft. Bon Iver, Rick Ross, Jay-Z & Nicki Minaj, "Monster" (5.92)


Margaret Durante, "Mississippi Crying" (6.67)
Gucci Mane, "Gucci Time" (4.36)
Rihanna, "Only Girl (In the World)" (5.55)

Tinie Tempah ft. Eric Turner, "Written in the Stars" (4.92)

Cathy Davey, "Little Red" (7.27)
Ciara, "Gimme Dat" (7.56)
Kylie Minogue, "Get Outta My Way" (5.54)
My Chemical Romance, "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" (7.11)
Röyksopp, "The Drug" (4.5)
T-Pain ft. Rick Ross, "Rap Song" (5.38)


Cheryl Cole, "Promise This" (4.78)
DJ Fresh, "Gold Dust" (7.31)
Duck Sauce, "Barbra Streisand" (5.38)
Swedish House Mafia ft. Tinie Tempah, "Miami 2 Ibiza" (4.09)

Lady Antebellum, "Hello World" (4.62)
Ke$ha, "Cannibal" (5.2)
Pink, "Raise Your Glass" (5.14)
Rihanna ft. Drake, "What's My Name" (4.7)
Samuel and the Dragon, "Diamonds on a Boat" (5)

Zola Jesus, "Sea Talk" (4.31)

Joanna Newsom, "Good Intentions Paving Company" (4.58)

Friday, July 02, 2010

My Singles Jukebox reviews, third quarter:

Donae'o, "I'm Fly" (7.29)

Cali Swag District, "Teach Me How to Dougie" (6.33)
Lyfe Jennings, "Statistics" (4.89)

Sia, "Clap Your Hands" (6)

Big Boi ft. Vonnegutt, "Follow Us" (6)
Caribou, "Sun" (6.4)
J. Cole, "Who Dat" (6.3)
The-Dream ft. T.I., "Make-Up Bag" (6.11)
Fake Blood, "I Think I Like It" (6)
Sky Ferreira, "One" (6.31)
Freddie Gibbs, "National Anthem (Fuck the World)" (6.33)
Little Big Town, "Little White Church" (7.57)
Nas & Damian Marley ft. Lil Wayne, "My Generation" (4.5)
Ne-Yo, "Champagne Life" (6.75)
Brad Paisley, "Water" (6.29)

Alphabeat, "DJ" (5.73)
Chromeo, "Don't Turn the Lights On" (5.5)
Gyptian, "Hold Yuh" (7.44)
The Hoosiers, "Choices" (4.43)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, "Bright Lit Blue Skies" (5.33)
LeAnn Rimes, "Swingin'" (5.86)
Jazmine Sullivan, "Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)" (7.71)
Taylor Swift, "Mine" (6.86)
Uncle Kracker, "Smile" (4.57)

Arcade Fire, "We Used to Wait" (4.56)
Bombay Bicycle Club, "Ivy and Gold" (4.5)
Laura Bell Bundy, "Giddy on Up" (7.62)
Darin, "Lovekiller" (4.57)
Eminem ft. Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie" (5.5)
Grinderman, "Heathen Child" (5.89)
Lissie, "When I'm Alone" (6.25)
Maroon 5, "Misery" (3.75)
Janelle Monáe, "Cold War" (7.45)
Nelly, "Just a Dream" (5.56)
Princess Nyah, "Butterflies" (6.78)
Mark Ronson & the Business Int'l, "Bang Bang Bang" (5.25)
Darius Rucker, "Come Back Song" (4.33)
Rusko ft. Amber Coffman, "Hold On" (6.25)
Selah ft. Sadie Ama & Mz. Bratt, "Woman's Work" (7)
Skepta, "Rescue Me" (5.14)
Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue" (6.4)
Keith Urban, "I'm In" (4.33)
Diana Vickers, "The Boy Who Murdered Love" (5)

Ace of Base, "All for You" (3.67)
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young" (6.3)
Tim Berg, "Bromance" (5.5)
Justin Bieber, "U Smile" (3.9)
Eliza Doolittle, "Pack Up" (4.3)
Fanfarlo, "Fire Escape" (4.11)
Flo Rida ft. David Guetta, "Club Can't Handle Me" (4.78)
Ke$ha, "Take It Off" (5.62)
Mark Ronson & the Business ft. Kyle Falconer & Spank Rock, "The Bike Song" (4.38)
The Saturdays, "Missing You" (4.11)
Soulja Boy, "Pretty Boy Swag" (4.33)
The Wanted, "All Time Low" (4.78)

Natasha Bedingfield, "Touch" (6.57)
Big Time Rush, "The City Is Ours" (3.71)
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall" (4.75)
Taio Cruz, "Dynamite" (4)
Devlin, "Brainwashed" (4)
Hurts, "Wonderful Life" (5.83)
JLS, "The Club Is Alive" (4.92)
McFly, "Party Girl" (5)
Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream" (5)
John Rich, "Country Done Come to Town" (4.44)
3OH!3, "Seeing Double" (3.86)

Colbie Caillat, "I Never Told You" (4)
Kid Sister, "Big 'n' Bad" (5.67)

Sara Bareilles, "King of Anything" (4.64)
Interpol, "Lights" (3.75)
Linkin Park, "The Catalyst" (4.08)

Chris Brown ft. Tyga and Kevin McCall, "Deuces" (2.1)
The Script, "For the First Time" (3.11)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My 2010 Singles Jukebox reviews, second quarter:

Deniz Kurtel ft. Guests of Nature, "Yeah" (6.67)
M.I.A., "Born Free" (5.56)

I:Cube, "Falling" (7.14)
Joy Orbison, "The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow" (7.11)
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, "The Mighty Sparrow" (6.6)
Pill, "Hear Somebody Comin'" (7.33)

Corinne Bailey-Rae, "Closer" (5.57)
Lloyd Banks ft. Juelz Santana, "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" (5.89)
Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP, "We No Speak Americano" (6.11)
Big Boi, "Shutterbugg" (7.8)
8Ball & MJG ft. Young Dro, "Bring It Back" (6.33)
Fantasia, "Bittersweet" (6.5)
Gappy Ranks, "Stinkin' Rich" (6)
Vybz Kartel ft. Popcaan & Gaza Slim, "Clarks" (7.3)
MGMT, "Flash Delirium" (4)
The New Pornographers, "The Crash Years" (6)
The Pipettes, "Stop the Music" (5.6)
Robyn, "Fembot" (5.46)
Steel Magnolia, "Keep on Loving You" (5.67)
T.I., "I'm Back" (7.09)
Josh Turner, "All Over Me" (5.57)

B.o.B. ft. T.I. & Playboy Tre, "Bet I" (6.22)
Estelle ft. Kardinal Offishall, "Freak" (4.89)
Jaron and the Long Road to Love, "Pray for You" (6)
Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj, "My Chick Bad" (6.17)
Marina and the Diamonds, "I Am Not a Robot" (4.92)
Edward Maya ft. Vika Jugalina, "Stereo Love" (5.57)
Janelle Monae ft. Big Boi, "Tightrope" (7.43)
Monica, "Everything to Me" (6)
Name the Pet, "Falling" (4.67)
Robyn, "Dancing on My Own" (7.17)
Trey Songz, "Neighbors Know My Name" (5.67)

Jason Aldean, "Crazy Town" (4.62)
Toni Braxton, "Hands Tied" (5.78)
Booka Shade, "Bad Love" (5.8)
Ron Browz, "Cheese & Crackers" (4.67)
Chipmunk ft. Esmee Denters, "Until You Were Gone" (5)
The Futureheads, "Heartbeat Song" (5.54)
Holy Fuck, "Latin America" (5.43)
Amanda Jenssen, "The Rebound" (4.54)
Ke$ha, "Your Love Is My Drug" (6.5)
Kate Nash, "Do Wah Doo" (3.83)
The National, "Bloodbuzz Ohio" (5.73)
Paramore, "The Only Exception" (6.23)
Plan B, "She Said" (5.12)
Roll Deep ft. Jodie Connor, "Good Times" (5.09)
Sade, "Baby Father" (6.5)
Scouting for Girls, "This Ain't a Love Song" (3.6)
Tinie Tempah, "Frisky" (6.38)
3OH!3 ft. Ke$ha, "My First Kiss" (4.78)
Chris Young, "The Man I Want to Be" (5.14)
Young Jeezy ft. Plies, "Lose My Mind" (6.29)

Christina Augilera, "Not Myself Tonight" (4.92)
Miley Cyrus, "Can't Be Tamed" (4.42)
Esmee Denters ft. Justin Timberlake, "Love Dealer" (4.9)
Enrique Iglesis ft. Pitbull, "I Like It" (4.33)
M.I.A., "XXXO" (5.89)
Mike Posner, "Cooler Than Me" (4.5)
Wocka Flocka Flame, "O Let's Do It" (5.17)

Melissa Auf Der Mar, "Out of Our Minds" (4.29)
Band of Horses, "Compliments" (4)
Darwin Deez, "Radar Detector" (3.33)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor, "Bittersweet" (6.5)
Eminem, "Not Afraid" (3.55)
Alicia Keys, "Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)" (5.4)
John Mayer ft. Taylor Swift, "Half of My Heart" (4.1)
Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars, "Billionaire" (4)
Miami Horror, "Sometimes" (4.7)
Pendulum, "Watercolour" (4.14)

Taio Cruz ft. Ke$ha, "Dirty Picture" (4)
Jamie Foxx ft. T.I. & Justin Timberlake, "Winner" (5.33)
David Guetta ft. Fergie, Chris Willis & LMFAO, "Gettin' Over You" (4.78)
Nicki Minaj, "Your Love" (4.5)

Mallary Hope, "Blossom in the Dust" (5.25)
Sean Kingston ft. Justin Beeber, "Eenie Meenie" (3.64)

Jay-Z ft. Mr. Hudson, "Young Forever" (1.8)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Singles Jukebox is live and happening for 2010. Below, as per last year, are my grades for the first quarter, with Jukebox averages in parentheses. Asterisk (*) = my grade but not my blurb is up.

Big Boi ft. Gucci Mane, "Shine Blockas" (7.43)

Corinne Bailey-Rae, "Paris Nights/New York Mornings" (6.86)
The Bangz ft. New Boyz, "Found My Swag" (7.23)*
Dam-Funk, "Mirrors" (6.5)
Hot Chip, "I Feel Better" (5.9)
Joy Orbison, "BRKLN CLLN" (7.8)
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me" (7.75)
Professor Green ft. Ed Drewitt, "I Need You Tonight" (5.43)
Rihanna, "Rude Boy" (6.82)
Angie Stone, "I Ain't Hearin' U" (6.38)
Stornoway, "I Saw You Blink" (5.67)
Josh Turner, "Why Don't We Just Dance" (6.73)
Zinc ft. Ms. Dynamite, "Wile Out" (8)

Caribou, "Odessa" (6.5)
Gold Panda, "Quitters Raga" (7.44)
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me" (7.75)
Sia, "You've Changed" (6.11)
Tinie Tempah, "Pass Out" (6.83)
T-Pain, "Reverse Cowgirl" (5.29)
Wiley & Chip Fu, "Take That" (7.91)
Yeasayer, "O.N.E." (6.21)

Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris, "Baby" (4.09)
Kenny Chesney, "Ain't Back Yet" (4.86)
The Raveonettes, "Bang" (6.75)
Rihanna ft. Young Jeezy, "Hard" (5.4)
Blake Shelton ft. Trace Adkins, "Hillbilly Bone" (6.67)
The Unthanks, "Lucky Gilchrist" (5.62)
Vampire Weekend, "Cousins" (6.6)
Yo Gotti ft. Lil Wayne, "Women Lie, Men Lie" (5.25)

Mary J. Blige, "I Am" (6)
Broken Social Scene, "World Sick" (4.5)
Mariah Carey ft. Nicki Minaj, "Up Out My Face" (6)
Vita Chambers, "Young Money" (5)
Gabriella Cilmi, "On a Mission" (6.29)
Dennis Ferrer, "Hey Hey" (7.4)
jj, "Let Go" (6.27)
The Knife, "Colouring of Pigeons" (5.78)
Lady Antebellum, "American Honey" (5.56)
Adam Lambert, "Whataya Want From Me" (5.67)
Los Campesinos!, "Romance Is Boring" (5.36)
Owen Pallett, "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" (6.7)
Shiny Toy Guns, "Major Tom" (4.64)*

Trace Adkins, "Ala-Freakin'-Bama" (5.89)
The-Dream, "Love King" (5.22)
Nick Jonas & the Administration, "Who I Am" (4)
Alicia Keys, "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" (6.12)
Jay Sean ft. Sean Paul & Lil Jon, "Do You Remember" (5)

Gary Allan, "Today" (4.38)
Miley Cyrus, "When I Look at You" (3.79)
Daisy Dares You ft. Chipmunk, "Number One Enemy" (4.79)
Die Antwoord, "Enter the Ninja" (3.18)
JLS, "One Shot" (4.33)
Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind Pt. II" (5)
Lil Wayne, "On Fire" (3.73)
Jennifer Lopez, "Louboutins" (4.07)
Love and Theft, "Dancing in Circles" (3.38)
Tim McGraw, "Still" (5.71)
McLean, "My Name" (3.4)
Orianthi, "Because of You" (4.43)
These New Puritans, "We Want War" (4.5)
Young Money ft. Lloyd, "BedRock" (4.2)

Steve Aoki ft. Zuper Blahq, “I’m in the House” (2.29)
Black Eyed Peas, "Imma Be Rockin' That Body" (4.57)
Hurts, "Blood, Tears & Gold" (5.25)
Owl City, "Vanilla Twilight" (3.67)

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I'm spending more time over here, though I'm keeping this around for less bitty stuff, and lists. Speaking of which, here's 10 more good new mixes and a rather nice assortment of electronic albums, as usual.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'm no "New Slang" fan myself, but Keith Harris OTM.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm 35 today. Here is my favorite song right now.