Singles 12/9 – Amnesty Edition

Beyoncé – Schoolin’ Life (7) Eric Church – Country Music Jesus (7) Little Dragon – Ritual Union (6) The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (6) Danny Brown – Lincoln Continental (6) Tieranniesaur – Here Be Monsters (6) Ane Brun – Do You Remember (6) Big Freedia – Y’all Get Back Now (5) IUContinue reading “Singles 12/9 – Amnesty Edition”

Singles 11/25 – Thanksgiving edition

I’m thankful that the year coughed up a single worthy of every bombastic thing written and yet to be written about it. The also-rans bloomed in Azealia Banks’ company, or maybe I was particularly compassionate. Azealia Banks – 212 (8) Lady Gaga – Marry The Nigh (7) Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj – Dance (A$$)Continue reading “Singles 11/25 – Thanksgiving edition”

Singles 11/11

The most eclectic bunch of the year: a comeback of sorts by Miami’s biggest legacy artist, Drake and Minaj recording a rap duet as distant as George and Aretha’s contemporary pop one in 1987, Flo rida fodder, and R.E.M .’s sweet, innocuous valedictory. Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See (7) Steel Magnolia – BulletproofContinue reading “Singles 11/11”

Singles 10/28

The Jukebox debate over the politics (and semiotics) of the word “geronimo” overlooked how an act as divisive recorded an album’s worth of erratically rhythmic war chants. I mean of course Justin Bieber. Kidding. Look at my single of the week. tUnE-YarDs – Gangsta (8) Kate Bush – Wild Man (7) Aura Dione – GeronimoContinue reading “Singles 10/28”

Singles reviews 10/14

If you haven’t heard “Whirring,” the Joy Formidable’s formidable single released earlier this year, do so. It hasn’t received half the attention of J. Cole, although the young rapper, who produces most of his own material, might reward the scrutiny later. All scores based on a ten-point scale. Click on links for full reviews. TheContinue reading “Singles reviews 10/14”