Skip to content

10 Songs: November 13th, 2014

superstar duo... circa 1994

superstar duo… circa 1994

1. There Must Be More To Life Than This – Queen and Michael Jackson – A not untypically lachrymose Jackson sounding tearjerker ballad recorded during the Queen sessions for The Work in 1984. Freddie takes the first verse and it is a jolt when MJ  takes the second, but there really isn’t enough of it.The excellent producer a William Orbit does a good job of piecing the aborted recording session and it is kinda cool hearing the two great singers on one record – B+

2. ‘Tis A Pity She Was A Whore – David Bowie – Bowie uses his falsetto and a deranged weirdness like he’d wandered out of Aladdin Sane and the backing track is belting drums and snatches of synths blasting. I have preferred his post-The Next Day work to the album itself – B+

3. Cookies And Cream – Juan Luis Guerra – Merengue superstar nicks the opening of “Twist and shout” and runs with it – B+

4. Empty Faction – Cult Of Youth – Stampedes its way in with skittish drums and a nice lick, my problem is the voice – B

5. Machine – Oh Land – “You know I feel like I’m just a circuit”? Dreary but tuneful – B-

6. How will I Know Live From The Brit Awards – Whitney Houston – Her pipes and her popularity were peaking – A-

7.  Flicker (Kanye West rework) – Lorde – West meets the southern hemisphere, and I think I underestimated it yesterday, and I liked it yesterday, this is really powerful: he took a great song and made it bigger without pandering to stadiums – A

8. Stunners – The Voyeurs – Charles Boyer band has lost nothing with the change of name with this excellent rock and singaling – B

9. Fountain -iamwhoiam – Mood music from sweden… and a little more. Gorgeous dreampop melancholia – B

10. Lost – Willie Nile – The former CBGB’s denizen first recordings since 2010 include this  excellent piano ballad, very moving stuff – B+

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

Brief Encounters: New Albums 6-2-23 – 6-8-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 5, 2023 |

nightclub excellence and a sweet surprise

Going Steady: New Singles 6-2-23 – 6-8-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2023 |

first rate disco pop

UK Top 10 Albums 6-2-23 – 6-8-23

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2023 |

what exactly does it take to have a top ten album?

UK Top 10 Singles 6-2-23 – 6-8-23

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2023 |

as disappointing a top ten as the year it came out in

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, June 5th To 11th

By Alyson Camus | June 3, 2023 |

Opening night with Janet Jackson at the Hollywood Bowl

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 6-2-23 – 6-8-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2023 |

a beat that captivates

Best Of 2023: Albums by Artist In Order Of Preference Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2023 |

Matt’s re-imagining of The Beatles 1965

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2023 |


Best Albums Of 2023: Alphabetically By Artist Ending May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2023 |

UK queercore duo

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 5-19-23 – 5-25-23

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2023 |

still crushing it at # 1

Scroll To Top