Tag Archives: Singles Jukebox (2017)

Singles 5/19

Last week’s number one was Chance the Rapper’s first, Migos’ Quavo’s second, and Wayne’s first in years. They can thank Justin Bieber, number one again this week with a remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” reviewed a couple … Continue reading

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Singles 5/12

Two of 2017’s best make this list: “Give Me a Reason” by Lagos-raised and London-born musiciain Eno Williams will not make you long for that LCD Soundsytem reunion, and Morroccan singer/rapper Lartiste’s confection of a fusion single. But go ahead … Continue reading

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Singles 4/28

You want an idea of what The Singles Jukebox does best? Read Maxwell Cavaseno’s blurb for “Dis Generation.” Raising blood pressures and arguing with the blurb will get you nowhere. Click on links for full reviews. Future – Mask Off … Continue reading

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Best singles of 2017 – First Quarter

I counted about fifty singles I could’ve included in what looks like a banner year for Asian pop rankings on my lists. NOTE: These are unranked. 1. Migos – T-Shirt 2. BGA – Who’s It Gonna Be 3. Prince Royce … Continue reading

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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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