David Guetta & Akon – Sexy Bitch – Just in case you somehow missed this one, don’t sleep. “I’m trying to find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful.” Brilliant.
Them Crooked Vultures – New Fang – A supergroup of Josh Homme, Dave Ghrol, Â and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones? After Buddyhead’s post-coital rant about this jam my expectations were high. I’ve yet to be mounted as it’s result but the song has grown on me. The album, however, is just not for me.
Janelle Monae – Come Alive (The War of the Roses) / I pegged Janelle as one to watch this year and so far she has pulled out a Coke commercial and this is for KIA. This jam definitely has it’s moments, but I may have fallen off the Monae-wagon. I like this song but there is just too much screaming, girl. Take it down like 2 notches.
Awesome New Republic – Last Drop / ANR have been hit and miss since the days of “Birthday” and the trend continues on their first full length. Again, “Last Drop” has it’s moments but ultimately falls flat, especially amidst the snoozers on the rest of Hearts.
Leighton Meester – Set It On Fire / Actress from the show Gabber Gals tries to make music by jacking New Order (via Orgy) and then telling us how her heat sets everything on fire. I’m not even reading this anymore.
Wallpaper. – I Got Soul, I’m So Wasted / DJ superheros responsible for “Evrytm We Do It” as well as epic remixes of “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” “Sleepyhead,” and “The Reeling” release a solo album!? Hell yeah! Oh wait, it blows. Damn.
Editors – Papillon / The Editors did me right on their first two albums and now they are trying this no-guitar gloom business that is just not flying.
DJ Tiesto – It’s Not The Things You Say (Feat. Kele Okereke) / Oh God, this record is everything you feared it would be. Pitchfork was generous.