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Deceiving oneself with the sweep and vigor of one’s argument can open an impressive chasm between form and content. It happened with my blurb for Sam Hunt, which I’ll now concede deserves at best a 3 or 4. The up-to-the-moment production contributed too. Nevertheless, a strong week. I liked my first Del Rey track, and I’m sure familiarity with her lethargic lounge act schtick had nothing do with it.

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Lana Del Rey – Love (7)
M.O ft. Kent Jones – Not in Love (7)
Natalia Lafourcade ft. Los Macorinos – Tú Sí Sabes Quererme (7)
Stormzy – Big for Your Boots (7)
Sam Hunt – Body Like a Back Road (7)
Wonder Girls – Draw Me (6)
Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution (5)
Jamiroquai – Automaton (4)
Major Lazer ft. Nicki Minaj & PARTYNEXTDOOR – Run Up (3)
Nils Bech – Glimpse of Hope (3)
Train – Play That Song (1)