Skip to content

Going Steady: New Singles 5-27-22 – 6-2-22 Reviewed

Hawk For The Dove – Amanda Shires – an intricate blues country electric borrows from “Heart Of Gold” – B

¿Qué Nos Pasó? – Anuel AA – the rap is first rate and the sound is a Bad Bunny emo-reggaeon variant – B+

Van Hayden – Bankrol Hayden – newcomer rapper Bankroll was really good at Gov Ball last year and here the rapper embraces rock stardom (the Van in question is Halen) – B

Potion (with Dua Lipa & Young Thug) – Calvin Harris – Dua and Calvin try to conjure a new “One Kiss” and fail and would fail bad only Young Thug saves em on what will be a big hit – B

A Bar About a Bar – Chance the Rapper – the return of Chance who wrote it by himself, which maybe explains the abrupt ending 65 seconds in – B

Fuck Me (I Didn’t Know How To Say) – Crawlers – the UK rockers deal with a complex idea about sex as both trauma and PTSD with a first rate vocal and harmonies fighting in the face of horror – A-

DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY – easy life, Kevin Abstract – indie r&b from England with the great Brockhampton leader the icing on the cake – B+

True Love – Kanye West, XXXTENTACION – saw the light of day in February on Donda 2, an album I am the only person in the world to love unreservedly and still believe it is his worst to date, and even there the song featuring an XXXtentacion chorus was far from a standout. Ye has fiddled with it since then (he had problems with the drums) and here it is completed and off his Stem Player, and it is a whiny problem piece about children and divorce… the rest of the album is much better – C+

Another Sketch – Lil Silva – back after a six year break, the r&b soul guy who can write House anthems when the mood takes him, with a strongly arranged piece of electronica dream soul – B

Orville (feat. Like, Blu & Exile) – Logic – Gilbert O’Sullivan gets a writers credit but I can’t find the sample, and, really, an ode to that boring space opera? – C+

The One – M.I.A. – always well beyond welcome, and just signed to Island, her art meets electronic dance is a blast and “The One” is well worth the wait, immediately one of the best songs of the year – SINGLE OF THE WEEK – A-

Hideous – Oliver Sim, Jimmy Somerville – The XX bassist Oliver Sim writes about discovering he was HIV positive at the age of seventeen and how it upset him on an excellent song with Bronski Beat’s Jimmy Somerville as the angel on his shoulder – A-

Intrusive – Rico Nasty – when I saw her on stage, Rico seemed overwhelmed by her DJ and the production here is an electronic beats work out with weirdo rapping -in other words, a producer’s art – B+

Don’t Forget – Sky Ferreira – her great return, the heroin(e) on a loud beat, electronic dance track – B+

She Still Leads Me On – The London Suede – I can’t say that Brett Butler is much missed on this Suede facsimile back to big guitar sound stuff from the other Brett, Anderson – B+

IFTK – Tion Wayne, La Roux – London drill with a great hook from La Roux – B

A Spoonful of Cinnamon – Travie McCoy – the Gym Class Hero who self-destructed spectacularly with a serious look at the effects of miscegenation on the children – A-

Zion – U-Roy – the follow-up to last year’s excellent Solid Gold is a brooding piece of dub and rastaman vibes – B

Other Side – Wynonna, Waxahatchee – the first release since her mom Naomi’s suicide is beautiful Americana with a huge assist from Wax, who always writes great songs (what Wax doesn’t do is perform them well) – B+

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

US Top 10 Albums Tracking 6-17-22 – 6-23-22

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2022 |

Drake’s 14th # 1 since 2009

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 7-1-22 – 7-7-22

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2022 |

looks poised to be the first Afrobeater to lead the album charts

L.A. Burning: West Coast Concert Picks June 27th To July 2nd

By Alyson Camus | June 27, 2022 |

Brooks Nielsen (of the Growlers) has four nights at The Roxy

“Elvis,” The New Biopic By Baz Luhrmann, Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | June 26, 2022 |

a typhoon of images and sensations

Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2022 |

they turn Presley into the ultimate fairground ride

UK Top 10 Albums 6-24-22 – 6-30-22

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2022 |

Harry moves back in…

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – March 1975 (Volume 6, Number 10)   

By Steve Crawford | June 26, 2022 |

entering a portal into a different place and time in our universe

Joan Jett, Poison, And Motley Crue: The Stadium Tour At Citi Field, Friday, June 24th, 2022 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 25, 2022 |

if nostalgia tours are optical illusions Motley Crue failed to use theirs

UK Top 10 Singles 6-24-22 – 6-30-22

By Iman Lababedi | June 25, 2022 |

a nonplussed Kate Bush embraces one of the weirdest third acts in history!

The Early Bird 6-24-22 – 6-30-22: Top New Recorded Releases Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 24, 2022 |

a seamless flow of Allenness, family friendly vibe

Scroll To Top