Seven-Word Reviews Of Seven New Pop Songs

noah | February 23, 2009 9:00 am

This was one of those two-day stretches where pop leak blogs were in overdrive, thanks to the songs leaking from every crevice in the music industry’s crumbling firmament (including its artists’ own blogs). Who wins? Well, the ad sales team at RapidShare, for sure. As far as listeners’ fates, the results are decidedly more mixed, as you’ll see from the brief reviews of new songs by Kanye West and T-Pain, Green Day, Dr. Dre and T.I., the Black Eyed Peas, Depeche Mode, Jennifer Lopez, and Ciara located after the jump.

Kanye West feat. T-Pain – Flight School

Vocodered innuendo that comes off kinda cuddly.

Dr. Dre feat. T.I. and Kobe – This Is Detox

So Detox is a haunted house, then.

Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

“American Idiot ’09”: Higher IQ, less spunk.

Jennifer Lopez – Hooked On You

Alas, it’s not a Sweet Sensation cover.

Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow

Weird minimalism; band manages to retain irritability.

Depeche Mode – “Wrong”

Dave Gahan’s self-doubt sounds oh so right.

Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake – “Love Sex Magic”

Remember FutureSex/LoveSounds? Party like it’s 2006!