Tag Archives: Singles Jukebox – 2011

Singles – Christmas edition

The last group of the year. I’ll see you in 2012. Shakira – Je l’aime a mourir (Lo quiero a morir) (7) Danny Fernandes ft. Josh Ramsay & Belly – Hit Me Up (6) Kathleen Edwards – Sidecar (5) Katie … Continue reading

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Singles 12/16

We’re approaching the last group of singles reviews of the year, so it’s fortunate a surprise awaits longtime readers: not only is this the first time a Rihanna song outranks the rest, but in a Drake song. Savor the deliciousness. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Singles 12/2

What would I do without Brad Paisley saving us from defeat and despair? He’s fast becoming the  James Baker of pop music. Scores based on a ten-point scale. Click on links for full reviews. Brad Paisley – Camouflage (7) Florence … Continue reading

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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) … Continue reading

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Singles 11/18

No idea why I’ve resisted Katy B this long. All scores graded on a ten-point system. Click on links for full review. Katy B – Movement (8) Jay Z & Kanye West – Niggas in Paris (6) Example – Midnight … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Singles 11/4

Two of the biggest country stars score the highest grades. All scores graded on a ten-point scale. Jason Aldean – Tattoos On This Town (7) Kip Moore – Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck (7) Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup (7) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Singles 10/21

Miss B takes this by default: nothing on this week’s list matches her panache, avidity, and talent for excellent gif captures. Beyoncé – Countdown (9) Emile Sandé ft Naughty Boy – Daddy (7) T.I. ft. Big K.R.I.T. – Flexin’ (6) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Singles 10/7

I’ve waited ten years for Nickleback to create a single with boogie flair. Nickleback – When We Stand Together (6) Kara – Step (6) Neon Indian – Polish Girl (6) SuperHeavy – Miracle Worker (5) Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – … Continue reading

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