Monthly Archives: April 2010

March Jukebox?

Note to Self: Don’t let that happen again. Now that law school stuff is officially sorted, I think I’ll have time to write more. For posterity’s sake, here’s the little I churned out in March. Some of these were 12:30AM, half-hour ’til deadline, half-asleep pieces – wish I’d found the time to really get at why I love ‘Lewis’ but I’ve already churned out enough about Heartland over at Hoist – but there are a handful where I think I’m close to getting at something worth talking about (VW and Blake Shelton). Springtime is all about renewal. Time to rededicate myself to doing this properly. (Love and Theft is, in retrospect, totally country shlock and worth maybe a 5 or 6 but not a 7).

Avril Lavigne – Alice [3]
Erykah Badu – Window Seat [9]
Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt [9]
Vampire Weekend – Giving Up the Gun [10]
Love and Theft – Dancing in Circles [7]
Gary Allan – Today [4]
Blake Shelton ft. Trace Adkins – Hillbilly Bone [8]
Yeasayer – O.N.E. [8]
Miley Cyrus – When I Look at You [4]
The success of ‘The Climb’ has apparently provided Miley with an answer to the question: “What exactly is my career arc once I’m too old to be Hannah Montana?”. This answer is apparently “Flood the market with ‘inspirational’ country-tinged ballads of the Diane Warren variety in a desperate attempt to pin down the Adult Contemporary market.” Cynical? Certainly. Smart? Probably. Tolerable? Barely.

Didn’t have time to review New Boyz – Cricketz but it’s yet another delightful jerk number that’s worth a spin or six.