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

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Tears On Fire – Ariel Pink, Weyes Blood – Dreadful art rock with operatic bridges and folkie weird verses – C-

Waist Time – Diplo, Autoerotique – A move back to House music at its essence, hard dance beats and swinging for the rafters bass that hurls upwards ever upwards – B

Wind Beneath My Feet – Idina Menzel – This isn’t actually a single though if someone somewhere had an ounce of sense they’d pull it off the EP. It is much better than the Bette Midler original, it is sweet and soaring and it builds to the end with authrotiy that undercuts the sugar with just a dusting – A

Not Afraid Anymore – Halsey – Do you think 50Shades2 has that one Weeknd song that will make it a cultural event. The Taylor-Zayn wasn’t quite good enough (plus it completely wasted people’s Tay anticipation) and Halsey? Her label keeps on throwing money at her and she keeps on being ignored and that’s the truth. This is an awful pop r&b confection, like 50 lashes from a stinging whip of tedium – C-

Wild Fire – Laura Marling – Beautiful blue eyed soul, a great return to form – B+

Should’ve Been Me – Naughty Boy, Kyla – Lovely acoustic ballad by the great producer who has been knocking on US big, big time and woulda gotten there if he hadn’t fought with Zayn – B+

T-Shirt – Migos – Hot on the heels of their huge “Bad And Boujee” and here I give up on all predictions completely because if rain drop drop can make a song a hit why can’t “brrrrr” – B-

At The Purchaser’s Option – Rhiannon Giddens – A Giddens original that sounds as though it stepped out of an earloer time, somewhere between folk and blues s based upon per the Times: “inspired by a 19th-century advertisement she found for a 22-year-old female slave whose baby was also available for sale”, it pays off with a deep, sad stir – A

To Be Without You – Ryan Adams – Sounds like a Neil Young outtake circa 1971 -an astounding, jingle jangle heartbreaker – A

Groove Is In The Heart – The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Buzzy electronica – B-

Paris – The Chainsmokers – Not bad EDM ballad, as the duo find, quite literally, their voice. The “if we go down, then we go down together” is pretty catchy as hooks go – B+

Ghetto Matrix – Thievery Corporation – Better than that Carribbean stuff they’ve been force feeding us – B

On My Way – Tiesto, Bright Sparks – Not bad at all in a bland kitschy dance ballad way – C+

The News – Train – R&b flavor from the white boys back from their Zep disaster – C+

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