Tag Archives: Singles Jukebox (2017)

Singles 4/21

A week of medium-intensity singles — I’ve never awarded so many 5s, although I’d bump “Think a Little Less” a notch this morning after succumbing to the sheen (the song’s, not Michael Ray, who’s no slouch himself). Miranda Lambert – … Continue reading

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Singles 4/14

In eleven years of regular Jukebox contributing, I’ve never been so indifferent to so many singles by first tier acts or acts with name recognition. Aside from also-rans Romeo Santos and Maren Morris, the rest of’em released tracks whose costs … Continue reading

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Singles 4/7

Click on links for full reviews. GFriend – Fingertip (7) ionnalee – Samaritan (7) Justin Oh ft. Hyolyn – Jekyll & Hyde (6) BFlecha – Rutas Circulares (6) Vitaa – Peine & Pitié (6) Goldfrapp – Moon in Your Mouth … Continue reading

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Singles 3/31

I heard vibes on that Mountain Goats track but didn’t note the woodwinds, the song’s loveliest section. I was wrong. I couldn’t get the blurb corrected in time so I’ll leave it as it is until the change gets processed. … Continue reading

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Singles 3/17

A week when the best songs ranged from Taeyon and Migos to Lorde’s big budget house-inflected pop and Mary J. Blige’s balladry is a good one. Click on links for full reviews. Taeyeon – I Got Love (7) Migos – … Continue reading

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Singles 3/11

Click on links for full reviews. NCT 127 – Limitless (8) DJ Khaled ft. Jay-Z & Beyoncé – Shining (7) Ghost – Square Hammer (7) Prince Royce ft. Gerardo Ortiz – Moneda (7) The Courtneys – Tour (6) Martin Garrix … Continue reading

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Singles 3/3

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 … Continue reading

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Singles 2/24

Lookit all the “indie”! If the term means anything — my friend Inskeep insists it does — it’s a marker, a fading lodestar. “High Ticket Attractions” sounds as megabucks as the Rascal Flatts and Gaga below it. As for the … Continue reading

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Singles 2/17

Unaware of a Dave Longstreth interview at Stereogum that infuriated many of my friends, I listened to Dirty Projectors’ “Up the Hudsdon” cold, aware that this band has sounded fussy and mannered since catching their live performance at Pitchfork Musical … Continue reading

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Singles 2/10

With Oscars two weeks away, what better way to spend the week than reviewing a track sung by Ryan Gosling that I can imagine baritoning out of Stephen Merritt’s mouth? Better faux Magnetic Fields than a Moana empowerment theme treacly … Continue reading

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Singles 2/3

Click on links for full reviews. Laura Marling – Wild Fire (7) NSG – Eyelashes (7) Jax Jones ft. RAYE – You Don’t Know Me (7) Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (6) Big Sean – Bounce Back (6) Maggie … Continue reading

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Singles 1/27

Responsible for some of the warmest and goofiest love songs of the last decade, Jens Lekman often inspires no love from listeners. His voice, a wobbly and often flat instrument streaked with dolor, is an acquired taste. Half of my … Continue reading

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