Singles Going Steady

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 3-17-17 – 3-23-17

By Iman Lababedi | March 23, 2017

if Blunt had a better voice he’d be less unbearable

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 3-10-17 – 3-16-17

By Iman Lababedi | March 14, 2017

Adds gravity

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 3-4-17 – 3-9-17

By Iman Lababedi | March 9, 2017

A Gospel prayer

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 1-13-17 – 1 -19-19

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2017

a deep, sad stir

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 1-1-17

By Iman Lababedi | January 4, 2017

timeless Kelleyish

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 12-9-16 – 12-15-16

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2016

a Pops Staples cover from 1965

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 12-2-16 – 12-8-16

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2016

Nicki will be back in 2017

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 11-18-16 – 11-24-16

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2016

Yes to Chance

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 11-11-16 – 11-17-16

By Iman Lababedi | November 16, 2016

dreary

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 10-28-16 – 11-3-16

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2016

Bizarrely indifferent

Going Steady: New single reviews 9-22-16 – 9-29-16

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2016

Bruce Springsteen circa 1992

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 9-9-16 – 9-15-16

By Iman Lababedi | September 13, 2016

an intense thruuum

Going Steady: New Singles 8-12-16 – 8-18-16

By Iman Lababedi | August 15, 2016

Tremendous chorus

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 7-29-16 – 8-4-16

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2016

A beat they must have bought for a million

Going Steady: New Singles reviewed 7-29-16 – 8-4-16

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2016

Pretty soft peddle pop

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 7-22-16 – 7-28-16

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2016

Both twee and entangled

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 7-15-16 – 7-21-16

By Iman Lababedi | July 19, 2016

Bad pop music

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 7-8-16 – 7-14-16

By Iman Lababedi | July 12, 2016

Symphonic but simple ode to friendship

Going Steady: New Song Reviews 7-1-16 – 7-7-16

By Iman Lababedi | July 5, 2016

Pace changing syrup on steak vibe

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 6-24-16 – 6-30-16

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2016

The Jay Z verse is excellent

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 6-17-16 – 6-23-16

By Iman Lababedi | June 22, 2016

Shaggy covers James Brown

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 6-3-16 -6-9-16

By Iman Lababedi | June 6, 2016

Close to perfect

Going Steady: New Single Releases 5-27-16 – 6-2-16

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2016

this works very very well

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 5-20-16 – 5-26-16

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2016

A slower Motorhead

Going Steady: New Singles Review 5-13-16 – 5-19-16

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2016

She’s gonna break pop here just wait and see

Going Steady: New Singles 4-8-16 – 4-14-16

By Iman Lababedi | April 12, 2016

“You treat me like your boyfriend and trust me like your very best friend…”

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 4-1-16 – 4-7-16

By Iman Lababedi | April 4, 2016

Big Sean impresses

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 3-25-16 – 3-31-16

By Iman Lababedi | March 27, 2016

does for Kurt what Kurt did for Bowie

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 3-18-16 – 3-24-16

By Iman Lababedi | March 21, 2016

flavorful and quiet track

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 3-4-16 – 3-10-16

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2016

as catchy a dis song as you’ll ever hear

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 2-26-16 – 3-3-16

By Iman Lababedi | February 28, 2016

Her pipes have no rust on them as she delivers this fine r&b with jazz inclinations

Going Steady: New Singles 2-12-16 – 2-18-16

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2016

the guitar solo is magical and the song is catchier than possible

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 2-5-16 – 2-1

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2016

Plus that single cover!!! Awwww….

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 1-22-16 – 2-3-16

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2016

Sounds like Kid Rock in a bad way

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 1-15-16 – 1-21-16

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2016

What, is there a soccer match going on somewhere?

Going Steady: New Singles 1-8-16 – 1-14-16

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2016

The genius has left him but the reflexes are still good

Going Steady: New Single Releases 12-18-15 – 12-24-15

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2015

“I don’t need money as long as I keep dancing”. It is like the song Lady Gaga won’t write any more

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 12-11-16 – 12-17-15

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2015

A nice little anthem about brothers and sons with a purely catchy chorus and a touch of South African circa Graceland Paul Simon

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 11-4-15 – 11-10- 15

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2015

Gangnam gone home

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 11-20-15 – 11-26-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 22, 2015

Sure she’s a half wit, that goes without saying, but this is a pop explosion of a very high calibre and a call to the young

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 11-13-15 – 11-19-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 14, 2015

Written by Dion and I coulda sworn it was Paul’s, but they are both here capturing the streets of the city that birthed them. “Hard as concrete, soft as the summer breeze”, refers to a girl but we know love lives in the urban jungle ode to this place – A

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 11-6-15 – 11-12-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2015

Can’t Get Enough Of Myself (feat B.C.) – Santigold – Undeniable neo-soul while being much much weirder: the whistles and toots on the background give it a strange childlike quality and the singers success Michael Jackson when he ws still pre-teen. not the voice. The tempo and timing – A-

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 10-30-15 – 11-5-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 31, 2015

Angels (feat Saba) – Chance The Rapper – Chance has sold out Terminal 5 twice and he still hasn’t released a single. This might be the first song off the eagerly anticipated and if so it is a flawless dreamrap, a beautiful backing track and a smooth, sweet rap, man, wow, “I’ve got angels all around me that keep me surrounded” or maybe “wop wap da bam” – A

Going Steady: New Singles 10-23-15 – 10-29-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2015

“Is it too late now to say sorry because I’m missing more than your body…” only not as bad as that makes it sound, a clever leg kicking conga, with Skrillex providing a really addictive track, you can’t count the hooks from the always apologetic former bad boy, though that one drum double time beat is the killer – B

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed, 10-16-15 – 10-22-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 17, 2015

Perfect – One Direction – They look like the Beatles circa For Sale, a little worn out, and a little drugged out, but they sound about the same, trading off verses to bland out professions of love. The best song off the newbie to my mind, and the hook is clever enough, but when other people write your material it is difficult to grow up – B

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 10-9-15 – 10-15-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2015

Claustrophobe – Laura Stevenson – This isn’t indie or alt, it is a classic rock rave up with a smashing vocal on top and all those things we love about rock and don’t hear ever any more. Readying her third (solo) album, this should be the one that 30 years ago would’ve broken her pop. A great song – A

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed: 10-2-15 – 10-8-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2015

It sounds like mainstream Americana piano based ballad and while Chris overdoes it by the middle eight, and though the lyric is really lame, it is no worse than most thing and being Christian doesn’t change that one way or the other- C

Going Steady: New Singles 9-25-15 – 10-1-15

By Iman Lababedi | September 27, 2015

BURNITUP!! feat Missy Elliot – Janet Jackson – of all happy words of tongue and pen, the happiest is this: featuring Missy Elliott. Third is the charm for Janet with Missy doing what she does, bringing complete precision and intelligence and spirit to every thing she does. masterful – A

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 9-18-15 – 9-24-15

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2015

Whatever you might think of Beyonce, she has exquisite taste in collaborators and they don’t get much better than Naughty Boy. The master producer already has a track record and anybody who heard his Zayn Malik track from earlier this year can only pray they work together on Zayn’s solo comeback. Till then, this is a high falutin’ ballad with Bey tackling the hook like a real pro, absolutely giving over to it. Arrow, who handles a verse like a pro, I have never heard of but we all will after this – B+

Singles Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 8-28-15 – 9-3-15

By Iman Lababedi | August 29, 2015

What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber – I never bought Bieber as the anti-Christ, just a garden variety teenage brat with a whole lotta power to wield his brattishness. But I never much cared for him musically either, so his post teens, post Diplo/Skrillex exercise in grown up EDM, this first single off his upcoming fourth album is an low key and pretty calypso flavored synth track that does the job. Good move – B