* I hope Paul Simon’s forthcoming album has songs livelier than “Wristband,” whose mild groove and polite agitation match its okay conceit.
* I hope the solidness of “In Common” doesn’t mean I have to listen to Alicia Keys with fresh ears. It used to be I’d play Dawn Richard to escape her; now she is Dawn Richard.
* In the next couple of weeks, I’ll write a review explaining why Chance the Rapper’s mixtape leaves me unmoved. I can’t listen to him for more than a line at a time before I start thinking about dinner or paring my fingernails.
* Blink-182 as the week’s highest ranking song surprised me too.
Click on links for full reviews.
Blink-182 – Bored to Death (7)
Jana Hermann – Kults (7)
Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – No Problem (5)
Nite Jewel – Kiss the Screen (6)
Paul Simon – Wristband (6)
Alicia Keys – In Common (6)
Madeintyo – Uber Everywhere (6)
Twice – Cheer Up (6)
Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners – This Girl (5)
Calibre 50 – Préstamela a Mí (5)
The Stone Roses – All for One (1)