Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 7-14-17 – 7-20-17

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Electric Blue – Arcade Fire – The second, if not clunker, not perfect, song off their eagerly anticipated new album, uses a falsetto lead vocal and beats aplenty for a state of the art but somewhat minor disco track – B-

Mayores – Becky G, Bad Bunny – The Mexican American singer up to nothing much on this dance track, Bad Bunny provides the verse – B-

You’re Drunk – Brandy Clark – Cute, right? Country cute 50sish sweet nothing – C+

Riverside – Charlotte Foote – Very pretty and difference country pop dream track – B

If You Had  A Heart To Break – Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Americana with a Band like vibe, and a slide guitar – C

Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato – Upbeat little EDM pop song, one of Demi’s stronger vocals – B

Goodbye – Echosmith –This is as important as a release can get, the Echosmith’s grand return after their breakthrough album and it is not nearly good enough, low energy EDM rock – C+

Woman – Kesha, The Dab-Kings Horns – Not bad though is not taking gifts from men something to brag about – B-

Greatest Show On Earth – Kid Rock – A twelve minute jam out – B

Po-Dunk – Kid Rock – Nice little Southern blues rocker anthem – B+

Little Lies – I’m With Her – A supergroup woman folk trio, a little on the boring side but the voices are lovely – C+

Summer Bummer (featuring A$AP Rocky) – Lana Del Rey – More or less the patented drunk on the beach in the noonday sun sound plus a verse by Rocky – B

Prophecy – Lovelite –One of the better Christian Contemporary with a majestic and strangely produced dream world sound to it, indie-electronica plus God – SINGLE OF THE WEEK – B+

All In – Matthew West – More CCM but much less, a rock bore – C-

Issues – Meek Mill – That album a coupla years ago, back when he was apologizing for being Nicki Minaj’s botch, was pretty good, this has a smart hook but not much more – C

Call Me – Nav, Metro Boomin – Rap meets EDM with all the autotune one song can manage – C+

Less Than – Nine Inch Nails – Takes a while to get going but the last minute is loud and dangerous – B

Extraordinary (feat Elivizaveta) – Pegboard Ners – Pretty good trance meets house – B

Fetish (feat Gucci Mane) – Selena Gomez – Not as good as “Bad Blood,” though the hook (what is that? A flute) is great and Gucci is still Gucci – B

Higher Ground (featuring Naomi Wild) – Odesza, Naomi Wild – Seattle EDM duo are a little dreary here – C+

Rich Love (feat Seeb) – OneRepublic – Worst band ever still the worst band ever – D

Close Enough – R.L.U.M.R. – Another cookie cutter EDM model ballad – C-

Legends – Sleeping With Sirens – Typical post-hardcore ballad – C-

Fuck They – Sofi Tucker – very catchy EDM duo write the hook of the week and the title of the week – B-

Boredom – Tyler, the Creator – The best of the new singles is weirdly off kilter art rap with Corinne Rae Bailey singing back up , a bit of a bore – C+

Lay It On Me – Vance Joy –When it comes to life it is still a snooze would be folk pop thingy and when it gets loud it has nowhere to go – C

Wings – Vic Mensa, Pharrell Williams, Saul Williams – Vic pulls of a twist on this clever sad track about suicide – B

Take Me To Your Leader – Walker & Royce, Dances With White Girls – After a long day of EDM, this is a keeper dance track, House light but in the best sense – B




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