Tag Archives: The Singles Jukebox – 2012

Singles 3/23

“Buzzkill” kept going this week like a Jaeger shot before leaving the bar. Luke Bryan’s was one of the few singles in recent months I’ve promoted after an initial tepid response, which is what Ashley Monroe’s “Like a Rose” got … Continue reading

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Singles 12/21 – Christmas Edition!

I like to think Jeremih has a bit of Donald Fagen in him. Anyway, last Singles Jukebox reviews of the year, Amnesty edition. Click on links for full reviews. Jeremih – 773 Love (7) Donald Fagen – I’m Not The … Continue reading

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Singles 12/14

Amnesty Week means a lot of good singles we missed earlier this year get reexamined, and while I am less apt to award 8’s and 9’s than my colleagues you can see I I loved five enough to award them … Continue reading

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Singles 12/7

The last time I awarded this many 7’s in one week the Dow was over 13,000, so as The Singles Jukebox eases into the final weeks of the year and Amnesty Week expect to see a few surprises, like my … Continue reading

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Singles 11/30

I must cool my lust for tracks like “Benediction.” Minor chord keyboard riffing, high end synth notes, subliminal electrobass – seriously. Hot Natured ft. Ali Love – Benediction (7) Whitehorse – Devil’s Got a Gun (6) Das Racist – Girl … Continue reading

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Singles 11/23

As we approach the time of year when retrospection involves considered study of grades and waist lines, how fitting that this week’s best track looks backwards but doesn’t lose its footing. Tensnake ft. Syron – Mainline (7) Edward Sharpe and … Continue reading

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Singles 11/16

Latin Grammy Week forced the interruption of scheduled programming. No problem: the batch of singles run from piddling to okay…as usual. Click on links for full reviews. Ana Victoria – Yo No Lloro Por Llorar (7) Gaby Amarantos – Xirley … Continue reading

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Singles 11/2

Apologies to Kendrick Lamar, but Angel Haze’s Reservation mixtape is the year’s most exciting hip-hop release. If you haven’t heard “Werkin’ Girls” or “New York” or “Hot Like Fire,” find them. Click on links for full review. Angel Haze – … Continue reading

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Singles 10/26

Miguel wins this easily, although it’s my least favorite of the leaked tracks and singles he’s released since last spring. Same goes for “Compton,” a mediocrity on one of the year’s best albums. The record most deserving of replay: “Merry … Continue reading

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Singles 10/19

Last week I extolled Solange Knowles’ warm, astonishing “Losing You.” It might rank below Future’s single now; the guy’s got a timbre as unusual as Mystikal’s. Click on links for full reviews. Solange – Losing You (8) Future – Turn … Continue reading

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Singles!

The year’s best singles so far, in (very) rough order: Eric Church – Springsteen Usher – Climax Solange – Losing You JLS – Hottest Girl in the World Miguel – Adorn Santigold – The Keepers Drake ft. Rihanna – Take … Continue reading

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Singles 10/12

A couple days ago I clarified my ambivalence towards “Southern Comfort Zone,” an ambivalence that stems in part from the recognition that liberals who sneer at country as red state music tend to regard Brad Paisley as their boy (he’s … Continue reading

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