Sunday, May 15, 2011

Singles Reviews


The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga (4.5/5)
Superhero - Simon Curtis (4/5)
Love Love - Take That (4/5)
Motivation - Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne (3.5/5)
Dirty Dancer - Enrique Iglasias (3/5)
I Am Woman - Jordn Sparks (3/5)
Bass Down Low - Dev feat. The Cataracs (2.5/5)

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The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga (4.5/5)

So the best in the bunch this week is the latest from Lady Gaga. A bold tune, with a classic, dark '90s pop feel to it, and a punchy, commanding chorus to boot, "The Edge of Glory" is the best single from Gaga's forthcoming sophomore album Born This Way so far. I love how dynamic the production is too--the obvious highlight being that awesome horn so in the mid-section. The album can't get here fast enough.

Superhero - Simon Curtis (4/5)

"Superhero," the lead single from American pop singer Simon Curtis' forthcoming sophomore album R∆ sounds pretty awesome. It's a nice slice of commanding pop--driving bass lines, stuttering synthetic undertones and a caliginous backdrop. Those high notes towards its middle section are crazy, I can't make out if they're high-pitched horns or Curtis himself.

Love Love - Take That (4/5)

The new Take That single, "Love Love" written for the new X-Men movie, wouldn't sound out of place on Progress. In fact it does sound like an outtake (is it?)--It's pounding, electronic coated bass lines and synths does kind of recall that of "Kidz," but it's all good--another great single from the lads.

Motivation - Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne (3.5/5)

Kelly's finally nabbed herself a hit!!! This is single #5 from her forthcoming third album and while "Motivation" isn't that great--a seductive mid-tempo, with a soft pulsing beneath the bass-heavy production--I'm glad it's a become a decent hit for her. Maybe it'll grow on me.

Dirty Dancer - Enrique Iglasias & Usher feat. Lil Wayne (3/5)

Not particularly anything refreshing--the same repetitive clobbering beats, dance-pop production and electronic undertones. Taking it for what is, it's a decent track, but aren't you a little bored of the same sound?

I Am Woman - Jordin Sparks (3/5)

With a Beyonce-like swagger, former American Idol winner Jordin Spark's new single has a nice thumping rhythm, with clattering drum beats and boisterous horns. It good, however I prefer the vocally enticing balladry of "Battlefield," which is her 2nd biggest hit so far--the last time she let her hair down like this with "S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)" it didn't go down so well. So the lesson here is don't fix it if it isn't broken Sparks.

Bass Down Low - Dev feat. The Cataracs (2.5/5)

Well she likes her beats fast and her bass down low... whatever that means. Remember Dev? she sings the hook on Far East Movement's "Like a G6." Skittering synths, drum beats, it's one of those songs that's so bad, yet so catchy you can't help but like it--sort of like Fergie's "London Bridge."

2 comments:

rcLoy said...

Oh my Gaga! I need the album now! LOL. Surprisingly Judas is totally my kinda jam now.

J.Mensah said...

It's sad it's not doing as well as BTW, TEOG looks like it'll be a bigger hit which is completely fine with me! Awesome awesome song!!