Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus are at the Wiltern on Friday
Posts Tagged: Shawn Mendes
On Sunday, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are at The Forum
Parquet Courts are playing Music Tastes Good on Sunday
Dave’s crap album can take the crown
Ye might actually blow his record of eight # 1’s to smithereens
I wouldn’t mind so much if “The Greatest Showman” wasn’t such crap
I’ll have to reconsider the album
weak as tissue paper
Shawn’s disinterested newbie hits the charts
hits his target audience well
charming but bland
Worthy of Ed Sheeran
Talk about the bland face of blandness.
Ignore that now five of the top ten acts are Canadian and note the why for: because Shawn mendes joined the rodeo! Impressed? How about this for impressive: yesterday we noted how 8 of the top 10 albums were new to the charts, here, 9 of the top 10 singles are old to the charts. Point being, you ask? The album charts is so volatile that an album has problems spending two weeks in the charts while meanwhile the single charts are so conservative it takes a miracle to get in and then a miracle to get out.
I can’t see or, more to the point, hear the pleasure in Shawn Mendes. I thought he was OK but slight at Jungle Ball in December, and, opening for Taylor Swift this summer, it is not possible for him to bring the one band stuff the way Ed Sheeran did in 2013. Amway, what a Halestorm of mediocrity.
Recognize – Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Man, I miss this guy. I also miss the years Chris Rock was cool and on this gotta recognize recognition it is worth mentioning a certain Pharrell Williams co-produced the track… yup, he was a P.I.M.P. alright – Grade: A