Tag Archives: Singles Jukebox (2017)

Singles 6/23

Today I’d have awarded Halsey and Lauren Jauregui’s “Strangers” a 7 for the chorus hook, and what Eleanor Graham calls its “sophisticated” boringness, which I take as a compliment — most good synth pop boasts a boring blank at the … Continue reading

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Singles 6/16

I perhaps underrated “Perfect Places,” but the point deduction rested on how dead it sounds playing in the car; now that I’ve heard (and enjoy) Melodrama it’s an album track pretending to be a single. “Perfect Places” inspired good writing, … Continue reading

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Singles 6/9

Things are right peculiar when I’m enthusiastic about Aimee Mann, not a certain Canadian. Click on links for full reviews. Aimee Mann – Patient Zero (7) Gloria Trevi & Alejandra Guzmán – Cuando Un Hombre Te Enamora (6) Carly Rae … Continue reading

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Singles 5/26

In one of 2017’s most competitive weeks, Brooklyn punk-pop band beats longtime punk-pop trio from Tennessee for the top slot while two superb K-pop singles (“Palette,” “Night Rather Than Day”) bask in the knowledge that next week I’ll prefer them. … Continue reading

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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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