“Zero” – Imagine Dragons

We don’t know how Imagine Dragons got away with this. It sounds like a blatant rip off of Jessie J’s “Price Tag.” Seems like an extreme oversight. How did the label not call this out? They’re probably just so thirsty for something from Imagine Dragons or being on this movie soundtrack that it didn’t matter…. Continue Reading →

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“Paradise” – The Neighbourhood

This is one of those new songs that somehow sounds like it’s been playing on KROQ for twenty years. Depress-vile. Not sure what is going on with The Neighbourhood these days, but this is putting us to sleep. #issaflop Listener score:

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“Thick and Thin” – LANY

“Thick and Thin” tries to go a little bit further than we would like and ends up falling short. It’s soft, it’s party, it’s full of heartache… we just want to hear better from LANY soon. Side note: This would be a good theme for a reality show about real estate agents. Like, one guy’s kind of… Continue Reading →

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“Dose” – Ciara

The princess is here (again)! Unfortunately, this song wants to pretend time has stopped. It hasn’t. This is okay in a throwback kind of mid-2000s Beyoncé kind of way. So maybe it will have a place at the table… Maybe. #issaflop Listener score:

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“Fake It” – Wingtip

The instrumental is hot, but we disagree with the message of this song. We are big fans of Wingtip, but this top line sounds super disconnected in a way that makes you wonder where the passion for songwriting went. #issaflop Listener score:

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“My Blood” – Twenty One Pilots

“My Blood” sounds more like Foster the People than Twenty-one Pilots. It doesn’t excite us at all. Their last album was so memorable and cool, but this doesn’t follow in it’s footsteps. It’s a good thing vinyls made a come back. Open the window and see how far this one can fly. #issaflop Listener score:

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“XTCY” – Kanye West

Ye gets a lot of razzing for his idiotic extra-curricular activities, but his music still bangs and we’ll fight you if you don’t agree. This however, is not the Kanye we know and love. This song is weird. Kanye is the elder statesman of confessional hip-hop, (who along with Eminem), set the template for the… Continue Reading →

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