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“Something More” – Kinder

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The days are getting shorter, the bops are getting darker. Unfortunately, we’re left wanting more from Kinder’s latest release, which sounds like a demo that failed to make it onto Dua Lipa’s re-release. The production defines cliche 2018 pop-EDM and the melodies that never take off. We like the cover art though! #issaflop

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“SOHO” – Jaden Smith

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The young spawn of hip-hop royalty stuns with this artistic and contemplative piece of work. You can’t blame kids for who their parents are. This song is better than “Miami” or “Men in Black,” or “Wild Wild West.” It’s a good thing for Jaden that the family hip-hop skills bar wasn’t set higher! Like, if Eminem’s daughter started rapping, that could be a little daunting for her. Jaden needn’t worry. #issaight

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“It’s A Risk” – Anthony Russo

 

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Another good looking young white rapper/singer dude. Are you cool with that kind of thing? That will dictate how much you like this. On a 1 to 10 scale, 1 being Bazzi, and 10 being G-Eazy, it’s like a 7. It’s radio ready, pretty polished, and so pop-sugary-sweet that it may hurt your teeth just as much as it does your ears. #issaight

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“Summer Love” – Rita Ora ft. Rudimental

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Rita Ora released her album ‘Phoenix,’ the day after her Thanksgiving Day parade lip synching fiasco. Our favorite song is “Summer Love.” You won’t have to wait for summer to feel all warm and toasty now that this collaboration between her and Rudimental has dropped. “Summer Love” gives us floating vocals, drum n bass, and a cool breeze over an ocean wave. But is this meant to be the song of the summer last year or this next year? It’s NOVEMBER! #issabop

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“come out and play” – Billie Eilish

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Why are millennials so adverse to capital letters? With the dark undertones that make up most of of 16 year old Eilish’s image, a Christmas song might seem a tad, ahem, odd, in her growing catalogue of music. But Billie Eilish really can do no wrong. It’s a lovely holiday ballad co-written with her brother Finneas O’Connell for Apple’s holiday campaign, “Share Your Gifts.” #issaight

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“miracles” – Stalking Gia ft. Blackbear

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In her own words “Miracles is about looking for divine intervention in a toxic relationship…reaching for any reason to keep up the love addiction.” The electric chords are disturbing and the melody is super creepy. An alternate title could be “God, it’s Me, And I Need to Move On.” But it would be much easier to write something like “It’s a MIRACLE anyone thought this mid-tempo bummer was adding something to the current zeitgeist and could be a hit someday!” #issaflop

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