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)