Hot 100 Review: Positions by Ariana Grande

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/tcYodQoapMg Arianna Grande is not for me. Her voice is too airy, like if her singing voice was a cloud it would be one of those dumb whispy boys and not a thick cumulonimbus. There just feels like there is nothing to it. Her beats often do not help. They are set to match her voice, so they’re just as weak and … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Positions by Ariana Grande

Hot 100 Review: Lemonade by Internet Money (feat. Don Toliver, Gunna, & Nav)

Watch the video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0opZqh_TprM One of the few bonuses this ever changing chart has brought in our new world is the constant influx of new and varied artists. This whole series, really, but the artists most of all have helped expand my tastes some. That does come without it’s own caveats of course. The worst of these come out in this of all songs, they … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Lemonade by Internet Money (feat. Don Toliver, Gunna, & Nav)

Hot 100 Review: I Hope by Gabby Barret (Feat. Charlie Puth)

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/qcCH6JpcK5w The ubiquity of the phrase “I like all kinds of music… except country,” feels like it has been both growing and shrinking in popularity. Well, classic country. The real reason I think this phrase has so much power isn’t because country is a bad genre of music. All genres have good and bad song, but instead that country is chronically behind … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: I Hope by Gabby Barret (Feat. Charlie Puth)

Hot 100 Review: Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat) by Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685

Watch the video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gUci-tsiU4I Jason Derulo is a really interesting artist. He’s been around quite a while for someone whose songs are usually maligned. I always found him fun, but misusing his powers of a great voice to make really dumb songs. Not all bad. Wiggle is one of my favorite songs for its utter stupidly and silliness (kind of like WAP in that regard). … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat) by Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685

Hot 100 Review: FRANCHISE by Travis Scott (Feat. Young Thug and MIA)

Watch the video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_VRyoaNF9sk Travis Scott is partnering with McDonalds on a sandwich and to flex his brand. I don’t know what more information I could give on that other than it is strange and I read that on one of the worst New York Times articles ever written. It would make sense for him to release a song about franchises considering he’s teaming up … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: FRANCHISE by Travis Scott (Feat. Young Thug and MIA)

Hot 100 Review: Holy by Justin Bieber feat. Chance the Rapper

Watch the video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pvPsJFRGleA I don’t hate Justin Bieber despite how I have dunked on all the songs he’s had this year. Even good artists make bad musical choices and songs from time to time. I also like Chance the Rapper. It’s strange paring them up on a track, but it’s also far stranger to have that track be a wedding ballad. It’s easy to … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Holy by Justin Bieber feat. Chance the Rapper

So, Rise Against did a Song for DC’s Death Metal (a look at Broken Dreams Inc.)

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/fSure8z1lF4 DC’s Dark Nights: Metal was one of the biggest, craziest, darkest, and more beloved event books in comic history. A real metal inspired story and look that’s been escalated with all I’ve seen in this sequel series, Death Metal. It is almost perfect synergy to get a song to illustrate all the book represents and stands for and Rise Against is … Continue reading So, Rise Against did a Song for DC’s Death Metal (a look at Broken Dreams Inc.)

Hot 100 Review: Before you Go by Lewis Capaldi

Watch the video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtauh8GcxBY You will not meet a bigger proponent for the return of normal instruments and song structure back into popular music. Not to say music that breaks from it is bad, but it often would have been better served if it were. That means people like Peter Capaldi should be Godsends. Finally, a return to normal structure. Unfortunately, a good structure doesn’t … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Before you Go by Lewis Capaldi

Hot 100 Review: Mood by 24kGolden (feat. Iann Dior)

Watch the video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GrAchTdepsU Something that often drives me when writing is not only trying to figure out my opinions on a song, but to try and understand why a song is popular in the first place. But moreso than that, it is an exercise in getting into other people’s heads. Mood is a fascinating example of that. Coming in at barely under two minutes … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Mood by 24kGolden (feat. Iann Dior)

Hot 100 Review: Dynamite by BTS

Watch the video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gdZLi9oWNZg BTS’s continual existence as a popular band both confounds and impresses me. They are a fully international sensation despite most of their songs being in native Korean and using only American flavor words. Despite that they deliver on some of the popiest of pop songs with a group of leads that people somehow can read personality into. Almost makes sense that … Continue reading Hot 100 Review: Dynamite by BTS