The Return of the Jukebox

First batch of Jukeboxery for 2010.

Young Money ft. Lloyd – BedRock [6]
Vampire Weekend – Cousins [8]
Wiley & Chew Fu – Take That [8]
Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring [9]
Gil Scott-Heron – Me and the Devil [10]
Corinne Bailey Rae – I’d Do It All Again [5]
Daisy Dares You ft. Chipmunk – Number One Enemy [7]
Alicia Keys – Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart [8]
Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind Part II [6]
Marina and the Diamonds – Hollywood [6]
Hot Chip – One Life Stand [6]
Goldfrapp – Rocket [7]
The Bangz ft. New Boyz – Found My Swag [8]
Sade – Soldier of Love [10]
Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake – Carry Out [3]

It took about 24 hours to realize that Daisy Dares You is totally a 5 or a 6 rather than a 7. The Gil Scott-Heron cover of Robert Johnson really is impressive, but isn’t quite a 10, while Sade’s 10 is definitely merited – one of the stand-out tracks of early 2010. And while Marina’s Hollywood is too problematic to endear itself to me, everything else she’s done is at least an 8.

(Also, I have caved and got a tumblr, if only so I can actually participate in track-backed conversation without having to pull block quotes and hope people read this thing. Anything long form or resembling actual writing will stick around here – we’ll see what the tumblr is actually for once I start using it.)

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