“Let You Love Me” – Rita Ora

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In pure pop terms, this is like 90% percent of a bop. The song is shiny, it’s about love (or lackthereof), the wanting of more love, and a joy or supreme happiness from getting that love. Bears repeated listening and ear-worms in a good way, not in a way that embarrasses you to like it. It just feels a little hollow. #issabop

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“Here Comes The Change” – Kesha

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Kesha’s back, a little wiser now, and a lot more meaningful. The song is about change, which is generally good for people, but probably not for Kesha’s career. When Kesha got serious and dropped the $ in her name, she got boring. Sorry. Sure, growth or whatever, but, naw. You ain’t Bob Dylan, baybeee! You are fun and glitter and bad decisions. Your fan base is still young enough to be making horrible life mistakes, don’t act like you’re not! Kesha sure ain’t backing down though.. like a wounded panther coming back from the wild life rehab ready to pounce until she’s returned to her proper place in the animal kingdom. Rawwwwr. #issaight

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“Zero” – Imagine Dragons

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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. #issaflop

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“Geek’d” – Bhad Bhabie ft. Lil Baby

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She’s back… the original doctor Phil “cash me outside” delinquent, aka Iggy Azalea’s welfare child. We really hate that we like this. Everything about it should be wretched, but we can’t pull away. It’s the musical equivalent of videos of models falling off runways. We can’t stop watching (or listening). #issabop

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“No Stylist” – French Montana ft. Drake

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We’ll at least they’re talking about their real life shit. Glad Drake can dress himself… even though we’re pretty sure he employs a stylist or ten. When we die here at Issabop and they have a funeral, all the speakers who come up to say a few words will be required to use Auto-Tune. BTW, In the early 2000’s when some people hated anything French, they would have renamed this artist “Freedom Montana.” #issaight

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“Role Models” – AJR

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Serving fall sweater/hoodie weather wake’n’bake realness.. sounds like Weezer. Lyrical Loveliness. Thanks for being classy. Rainbows and soft hooks allow a lyrical message to ring true: All our role models are on TV for the wrong reasons. What’s going on? Bonus points for no drums. #issabop

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