Little Mix

Songwriters Wrote An Open Letter Asking For More Fairness

By Alyson Camus | April 2, 2021

‘The most successful songwriters in the world can’t pay their rent’

UK Top 10 Singles 2-5-21 – 2-11-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2021

Olivia wins handily…

UK Top 10 Singles 1-28-21 – 2-4-21

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2021

Olivia’s original deserves every word of praise

UK Top 10 Singles 1-22-21 – 1-28-21

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2021

Olivia’s original deserves every word of praise

UK Top 10 Singles 1-15-21 – 1-21-21

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2021

the response has been overwhelming

UK Top 10 Singles 1-8-21 – 1-14-21

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2021

UK House pop in extremis

UK Top 10 Singles 11-9-18 – 11-15-19

By Iman Lababedi | November 10, 2018

Ariana just left the pack and has her own “Shake It Off” after all these years. 

UK Top 10 Singles 11-2-18 – 11-8-19

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2018

who doesn’t need a good cry here and there? 

UK Top 10 Singles 10-26-18 – 11-1-18

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2018

Nothing kills music faster than self importance.

UK Top 10 Singles 10-19-18 – 10-25-18

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2018

here and there they can turn up with a good single

UK Top 10 Singles: 11-10-17 – 11-16-17

By Iman Lababedi | November 10, 2017

I’m a big proponent of Reggaeton

UK Top 10 Albums 11-25-16-16 – 12-1-16

By Iman Lababedi | November 28, 2016

Tip my hat to the Spicey hitsters

UK Top 10 Singles 11-4-16 – 11-10-16

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2016

still killing it at the top

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 10-21-16 – 10-27-16

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2016

Song by Commitee

UK Top 10 Singles October 21st – October 27th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2016

triumphant slam dunk on Zayn Malik

UK Top 10 Singles 2-26-16 – 3-3-16

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2016

It’s spectacularly bad, it is spectacularly tedious

UK Top 10 Singles: 7-17-15 – 7-23-17

By Iman Lababedi | July 17, 2015

I know, Walking The Moon is rock but cmon, listen to those drums,and Tinie is a rapper but the song ain’t. Folks, every song on the UK’s charts is middle of the road EDM. According to Spotify, hip hop is the most popular form of music, but I wonder how much of what they call Hip Hop is really dance?

UK Top 10 Singles 6-21-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 16, 2014

Ella Henderson came in 6th in the 2012 UK X Factor contest, and so the eighteen year old went away for two years and returned with a new song that sold over 140,000 copies (in the UK, mind) and went straight to the top of the charts. That’s all I’m saying.

UK Top 10 Singles 3-29-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 24, 2014

In other news, I bet Larry Blackmon is a happy man, not only is there a cover of his biggest hit working its way up the charts, it is the sort of cover which can only make him look good!

US Top 10 Albums 2-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2014

The charts, which, of course, have never been a beacon of good taste aren’t even an icon of success. I think we use it because, you know, otherwise we’d have no idea who’s is winning. Now we can only take a guess at best.

10 Songs, Thursday, February 6th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2014

The solos that intro and outro the 20s masterpiece written by the great man himself are there for dancing but once the vocal kicks in the song changes tempo and Louis growls an entreaty and a promise “If you just listen to me honey, I’ll tell you something you don’t know…” – A+

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases February 4th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2014

The Haden Triplets – The Haden Triplets – Expert back up singers for decades, Jack White got them in the studio for this album of Americana folk songs in very close harmony. The great Ry Cooder produced and this is an album of extreme beauty echoing roots early country – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+

Sneak Peaks: New Album release Week of February 3rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2014

I kinda missed the bus on 2011’s On A Mission by Katy B but listening to it now, it is a terrific terrific terrific dance album and I can’t wait for the newbie which is getting raves and may well end up being one of the best of the year. Xiu Xiu are always good, Bombay Bicycle Club have their moments, Little Mix are ready for their close up and Broken Bells…

UK Top 10 Albums 12-1-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 25, 2013

I can’t say I’m bothered by Robbie one way or the other, I am a big fan but this is awful thin gruel, otherwise this is all over the place and very English in many ways. Still, is EDM gonna lose its grip in 2014?

UK Top 10 Singles 11-23-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 18, 2013

This isn’t a bad top ten, 17 year old Dutch sensation Martin Garrixx has a wonderful slice of House beats here that have taken Europe by storm and Lily Allen, who I may well be congenitally incapable of saying a word against has for the second time in her career released a cover that cuts the original

UK Top 10 Singles 11-16-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2013

US House DJ Storm Queen follows in the footsteps of Avicii, with a heavy house pop song of wit and wonder. In other words: not bad at all.