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Monday, 13 February 2012

Single Reviews 13/02/12

Single Of The Week:
Jakwob - Electrify (feat. Jetta)

I am never really addicted to a song in the sense that I don't often spend my time listening to one song over and over again but new single from British dubstep producer Jakwob might just be an exception. 'Electrify' starts with an almost 'Irish jig' feel which then builds and evolves into a dubstep classic. Breathtaking vocals from Jetta accompanying the drum 'n' bass section is absolutely astounding. Dance music made properly and at it's best.

The Ting Tings - Hang It Up

In a recent radio interview, The Ting Tings said that the Beastie Boys were a huge influence and that you can see the similarities of 'Hey Ladies' in their new single 'Hang It Up'. Similarities? It's basically the same song. Just 'Hey Ladies' is a display of genius lyrics and rhymes from the Beastie Boys, whereas 'Hang It Up' is just as naff and annoying as their previous work. However they've kept a strong pop hook in it, which is nice.

Paul Weller - That Dangerous Age

The first single from the Modfather's eleventh solo record is a fuzzed out rocker which sounds like a mix between Stealer Wheels' 'Stuck In The Middle With You' and Gorillaz B-Side 'We Are Happy Landfill'. Which is quite a good blend. However when you compare it to his older work it feels quite weak. Not Weller's finest but it sure is catchy.

Scissor Sisters - Shady Love

I remember a time when Scissor Sisters brought out great pop songs and did a respectable and quite innovative Pink Floyd. Unlike now when they are churning out this unbearable rubbish. Another thing, who thought it was a good idea for Jake Shears (lead singer) to rap! Just awful.

Emeli Sande - Next To Me

Up and coming star Emeli Sande feels right at home in her new single 'Next To Me' which is one of the most joyous and soulful pop songs of the last decade. 'Next To Me' sounds like Sande has hit her stride. Long may it continue and bring decent pop music into the charts.

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