Song Reviews

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Song Review: Kendrick Lamar – ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’

Kendrick Lamar has the ability to take a contrived metaphor that should by all accounts be annoying after a single use and build an entire song off it. The newest single from his upcoming good […]

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Song Review: Katy Perry – ‘Wide Awake’

  Ah, the divorce song. From The Who’s “A Legal Matter”, to Tammy Wynette‘s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” to the entire Rumours album, no genre is spared from separation. And now that she has officially headed to splitsville […]

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Song Review: Tim McGraw – ‘Truck Yeah’

Country music began by building songs from familiar components – chord progressions, rhythms, particular phrases, etc. It quickly became an insider genre that celebrated itself and those who knew the game. It’s no surprise that […]

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Song Review: The xx – ‘Angels’

British bedroom pop darlings The xx were young when they left home and conquered the blogosphere. So young that it seemed miraculously conceived, their eponymous debut in 2009 and its cornering of a range of heartache […]

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Song Review: Flo Rida – ‘Whistle’

  Flo Rida ascends the Billboard Hot 100 this week with “Whistle,” a song which is, in short, a lesson in fellatio. A shoddy lesson it should be said. After all, Rida’s ‘instructions’ comically counteract the […]

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Song Review: Frank Ocean – ‘Sweet Life’

  Frank Ocean returned the focus to his music this week with the Pharrell Williams produced “Sweet Life,” the second taster from his quickly landmarking debut studio album, Channel Orange. The song’s lounge-jazz soundscape is […]

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Song Review: Calvin Harris – ‘Let’s Go’ (feat. Ne-Yo)

According to a range of eschatological theories, the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. And while I personally do not tune into said beliefs, I still recognize life could end at any given moment […]

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Song Review: Luke Bryan – ‘Drunk on You’

Rising with a perfect wink like “cottonwood fallin’ like snow in July,” Nashville country heart Luke Bryan fittingly notched in the top slot on Billboard’s Country Songs chart this week with “Drunk on You.” An […]

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Song Review: Muse – ‘Survival’

The Olympic Games are meant to be epic. Tales of grandeur, bravery, and unthinkable feats of athletic prowess are expected. So given this year’s London locale, Muse is the obvious choice to compose the competition’s official […]

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Song Review: Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Good Time’

I know you remember that “Fireflies” song from a couple years ago. And there’s no way you can’t know this years big thing “Call Me Maybe.” Well, is it really all that surprising that the […]

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