Unsurprised by my colleagues’ indifference to Girls’ “Laura” (which is, seriously, a pretty good sampler of the album, if that’s your kind of thing; and, pace Chuck Eddy, yes, the guy’s voice does remind me of Graham Parker and Elvis C’s, thank you) and enthusiasm for anything Terius Youngdell Nash records. As for the cute Death Cabs, I give them points for the Madison Square Garden lighter-waver, but using a context-free polysyllabic word in a title is indifferent songwriting.
The singles, with my score out of ten beside it.
Foo Fighters – “Wheels” (3)
Crookers ft. Kardinal Offishall and Carla Marie – Put Your Hands On Me (4)
Stephanie Heinzmann – No One (Can Ever Change My Mind) (4)
Duck Sauce – aNYway (4)
Girls – Laura (8)
The-Dream – Sweat It Out (6)
Reigning Sound – Stick Up For Me (7)
Death Cab For Cutie – Meet Me on the Equinox (6)