Meghan Trainor

Brief Encounters: New Albums 10-21-22 – 10-27-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2022

back to doo wop

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’


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Valentine’s Day is around the corner

Meghan Trainor At Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, September 8th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 11, 2016

A gentle, sweet affair

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Ending May 19th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2016

Impressed? Don’t be…

Meghan Trainor Takes Down A Photoshopped Video

By Alyson Camus | May 11, 2016

‘Let’s break her ribs!’ It’s insulting, it’s rude. Especially because I’m the only artist who talks about it.’

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 4-15-16 – 4-21-16

By Iman Lababedi | April 18, 2016

As soulful as get out

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

Meghan Trainor At Irving Plaza, Friday, March 13th, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 14, 2015

Meghan needs to calm down, get a good backing band, and play her songs, present herself, for what she is: a gifted singer songwriter. As a pop song writer, there are few better but as a pop performer she is an amateur -we know she can do it, she did it on “Title”, now she needs to rethink what she is doing on stage.

US Top 10 Albums 1-31-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 22, 2015

I said Taylor was making a mistake when she brushed Meghan off with a text at Jingle Ball, I said Z-100 were making a mistake when they only gave her four minutes, I said Title was the best album of the week, last Jan 13th, I said the major rock critics (in lockstep: again) were being thickies when they dismissed it as mediocre. And I said it would be at # 1 this week. And I was right.

Be Here Now: First Reviews Of New Album Releases, January 13th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | January 13, 2015

Title – Meghan Trainor – People are a little indifferent to this because it is more of the same. But the same it is more of is completely unique, catchy, doo woppy witty songs of love, near love, close to love, and drummers – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A

Best Newcomer Of 2014: Meghan Trainor

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2014

Everything Meghan is touching nowadays is awesome, she has a terrific voice and a her modern day doo wop sound on stage she is Bette Midler meets Ariana Grande, with that big lovely voice and a brassy energetic presence. every time I see Meghan on stage I have to smile

I Heart Radio And Z-100's Jingle Ball 2014 At Madison Square Garden, December 12th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 13, 2014

They’ve done better with less. It was like radio but since the medium wasn’t radio and since they pushed the concept of a live radio show well past the point of no return, it didn’t happen the way it should have.

US Top 10 Singles 12-20-14

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2014

How about this for a stat, courtesy of Billboard, for the past fourteen weeks Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift have been trading #1 and #2 and have now broken a record set by the Beatles and Lesley Gore in 1964! And what makes it better, all three songs, “Blank Space”, “Shake It Off” and “All About That Bass” are excellent (A+, A, A).

Ariel Pink Reviews The Top Five Pop Songs

By Alyson Camus | November 20, 2014

The sleazy misogynist character wants to marry Swift and is in love with Grande, but does he really think anything of all this or is it just a series of bon mots? Does he really like Taylor Swift, or should I read again

Must See: Meghan Trainor At Irving Plaza, March 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 18, 2014

With a whole lotta great songs a 20 minute set won’t cut it. Irving Plaza on Friday , March 13th, yep that’s where we should go! I am expecting it to be a melodic blast and the continuation of the phenom who is Meghan Trainor The absolute real deal.

US Top 10 Singles: 11-8-14

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2014

“With its eighth week atop the Hot 100, “Bass” breaks the mark for the longest-leading No. 1 single in Epic Records history. How does she earn the honor? By passing the King of Pop”

10 Songs: Friday, October 24th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2014

Lips Are Moving – Meghan Trainor – If Meghan is descending to schtick it is very good schtick with a funny hooks “I know you lie you’re lips are moving” and meghan throws everything she has at it including a rap – A-

Meghan Trainor's "Lips Are Movin'" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2014

Should it be a hit? I hope it is, I love it, I love her. It just misses it by that much, it is not ordinary but it is ordinary for what she does, for what Meghan is capable of. Really, this is an album track and should have remained deep on her upcoming (soon, please please) album

UK Top 10 Singles 10-11-14

By Iman Lababedi | October 6, 2014

The thing to keep in mind about Trainor is that not only is she not a one hit wonder, she already has three more potential hits on her new EP and a handful of excellent tracks on her debut album from three years ago, Only 17. I mean, you haven’t even heard “Out The Window” have you?

US Top 10 Singles 10-11-14

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2014

I’ve had Clean Bandits in my sites just about since the beginning on the year, when it started showing up on the UK charts and remained their for months. That shows how long it can take, nearly a year, between a song being released and a song breaking pop big time. That violin hook is money in the back, it just takes awhile

Best Songs Through September 30th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2014

Nothing as excited as last month, here they are mostly album tracks, plus songs off albums that didn’t make it onto the best of they year list. Three from Julian Casablancas but put that down to contrariness, and the only reason I only put three of the four Trainor tracks here is I was afraid of overkill.

Top Of My Must See List Banks… But Mostly Meghan Trainor

By Iman Lababedi | September 26, 2014

Not only is she an extremely funny, powerful and witty woman, but at the age of 20, she has one indie (I mean really indie) album Only 17 (her BASSment tapes!), which I completely missed the first time around but right now stands as one of the most memorable works of the decade, beaten out by her debut EP Title.

US Top 10 Singles 10-4-14

By Iman Lababedi | September 25, 2014

After you get past the first two songs, the rest of this is OK but relatively ordinary. But the first two? Absolutely first rate, completely original modern pop songs. Swift we already know but Meghan has been a real revelation and I am still waiting for “Title” and “Future Husband” to storm the charts: all three leave the rest of the world in its dust.

Meghan Trainor's "Title" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2014

The difference lyrically isn’t the difference between love and indifference towards men but about her sense of physicality: her self image. Which has improved vastly. Now she can spend her time worrying about which guys only want her because she’s famous.

rock nyc's Top 10 Songs Week of September 8th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | September 11, 2014

Wow, some week right? U2 alone would be enough to keep the rock world on its toes, but if you add just about every major musician from Justin to Julian and back it makes for one of the more remarkable week s of rock and roll known to man. I am not sure when and if the U2 will cloick with me but so far not that much…

US Top 10 Singles: 9-20-14

By Iman Lababedi | September 11, 2014

Another terrific list and while I love “Bass” my jam is “Title” which they should pull off the EP right now, I’m waiting. As for Tay, she has hit the milie mark and she could be back at # 1 if she’d let the streaming service have access to it. Otherwise, there is nothing I dislike here and lots I love.

When A Summer Hit Is Plain Plagiarism

By Alyson Camus | August 28, 2014

She co-wrote the song with Grammy Award-nominated songwriter Kevin Kadish, but unfortunately for the two, there is now a big controversy: she and Kadish may have simply stolen the tune from K-pop band Koyote, who, as many people have pointed out, carries a wild similarity with another tune by the popular band Ph

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of August 4th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2014

I know, I know, I’m late to Hurray For The Riff Raff but I am making up ground! Superb at Summerstage on Sunday, I went back to the album Small Town Heroes and I could actually hear it! Otherwise, note the two mainstream pop songs in the middle there. Yeah, I know, I know but “Bang Bang” caught my ear.