Song Reviews

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 10-15-21 – 10-21-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2021

simultaneously self-effacing and egomaniacs

The Triple A List, My Favorite Songs Ever One By One: Abba’s “The Winner Takes It All”

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2021

a world of misery

Rockstar Review: SohoJohnny “Precious and Few”

By Meredith Grant | October 13, 2021

John “SohoJohnny” Pasquale is a Rockstar!

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 10-8-21 – 10-14-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 8, 2021

an even keel through neo-r&b with rap production values

Going Steady: New Singles 10-1-21 – 10-7-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 4, 2021

remarkable art meets electronica protest music

Best Of 2021: Songs In Alphabetical Order by Artist Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2021

ask me because I know about these things

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 10-1-21 – 10-7-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2021

it could be and has been worse

Best Of 2021: Songs In Order Of Preference Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2021

Lindsey’s best since 2008

Going Steady: New Singles 9-24-21 – 9-30-21

By Iman Lababedi | September 28, 2021

an anthem for the ages and a thrilling version

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-24-21 – 9-30-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2021

a fistfull of prime originals

Going Steady: New Singles 9-17-21 – 9-23-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2021

Nick’s greatest moment (or at least a personal fave)

The Early Bird 9-17-21 – 9-23-21: Top New Recorded Releases Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2021

I woke up in the middle of the night to buy the box set and I’d do it again

My Top 500 of the 20th Century

By Steve Crawford | September 17, 2021

a form of personal jesus

Rolling Stone’s Latest Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time List – Bye Bye, Boomer, Bye Bye

By Steve Crawford | September 16, 2021

how little this list has in common with the prior ones

Going Steady: New Singles 9-10-21 – 9-16-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 12, 2021

we go together like bad British weather

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-10-21 – 9-16-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 10, 2021

she compares her chest to the Sierra Madres

Going Steady: New Singles 9-3-21 – 9-9-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 6, 2021

a gorgeous sound that belongs to him alone

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-3-21 – 9-9-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 3, 2021

a world of people sharing these passing fair moments

Best Of 2021: Songs In Alphabetical Order by Artist Through August 31st, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2021

to make a party takes two

Best Of 2021: Songs In Order Of Preference Through August 31st

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2021

a tribute to Jonah Ware, an independent artist in Louisville who was shot and killed on August 8, 2020.

Going Steady: New Singles 8-27-21 – 9-2-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 29, 2021

straight at the heart of Lagos

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 8-27-21 – 9-2-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2021

the beauty and also the weariness of pregnancy and childbirth

Going Steady: New Singles 8-20-21 – 8-26-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 24, 2021

smooth rap, addictive melody

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 8-20-21 – 8-26-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 20, 2021

romantic Americana meets singer songwriter confessional mid-life crisis

Going Steady: New Single Releases 8-13-21 – 8-20-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 15, 2021

trying till you die makes much more sense in your sixties

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 8-13-21 – 8-19-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 13, 2021

best Stones steal EVER

Going Steady: New Singles 8-6-21 – 8-12-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 9, 2021

wouldn’t you rather have modelo de este año?

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 8-6-21 – 8-12-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2021

amongst the greatest work of his entire career

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 8-6-21 – 8-12-21, Aventura and Bad Bunny’s “Volvi” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2021

If you don’t like Bad Bunny, this is a good place to start.

Best Of 2021: Songs In Alphabetical Order by Artist Through July 31st, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2021

blues cover

Best Of 2021: Songs In Order Of Preference Through July 31st

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2021

a gorgeous song

Going Steady: New Singles 7-30-21 – 8-5-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2021

great and strange

UK Top 10 Singles 7-30-21 – 8-5-21

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2021

beloved son of Eire (via England) remains at the top… 

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 7-30-21 – 8-5-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2021

an impeccable collection

Going Steady: New Singles 7-23-21 – 7-29-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2021

two ace hooks

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – #1

By Steve Crawford | July 25, 2021

Mission accomplished.

UK Top 10 Singles 7-23-21 – 7-29-21

By Iman Lababedi | July 24, 2021

worn out its welcome and fast… 

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 10 to 2

By Steve Crawford | July 22, 2021

Elvis was the harbinger of something wild

Going Steady: New Singles 7-16-21 – 7-22-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2021

Doncker is to the 20s what Kanye was to the 10s

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 20 to 11

By Steve Crawford | July 18, 2021

I wish he was here

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 7-16-21 – 7-22-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 16, 2021

a highlight of one long highlight

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 7-16-21 – 7-22-21, Elvis Costello And The Attractions and Juanes “Pump It Up” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 16, 2021

very, very clever and confusingly redundant

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 30 to 21

By Steve Crawford | July 15, 2021

“One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.”

Going Steady: New Singles 7-9-21 – 7-15-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 14, 2021

our most underrated songwriter

Best Of 2021: Songs In Order Of Preference Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 14, 2021

one of the best #BLM moments 

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 40 to 31

By Steve Crawford | July 11, 2021

the prayer of the backslider

UK Top 10 Singles 7-9-21 – 7-15-21

By Iman Lababedi | July 10, 2021

the acoustic version won me over

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 7-9-21 – 7-15-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2021

a beach boy

The Earliest Bird: Top New Release 7-9-21 – 7-15-21, Los Lobos “Jamaica, Say You Will,” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2021

LA story

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 50 to 41

By Steve Crawford | July 8, 2021

a hellishly powerful thing