Quarters for the Jukebox

In the Jukebox — July 2

In the Jukebox for this week (based off new releases and listed alphabetically be artist):

  • The Alkaline Trio — Agony & Irony: Pop-rock.
  • Beck — Chemtrails: An etheral, spacey (not for radio) single from the two turntabled maestro.
  • Crooked Still — Still Crooked: Moody folk bluegrass.
  • Jessica Simpson — Come On Over: I had to at least listen once and am thinking she’s a bit late to jump on the country train. The genre is already crowded with young blonde solo artists.
  • John Mayer — Live in Los Angeles: If you like John.
  • Kutless — To Know That You’re Alive: Melodic Christian hard rock.
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Single — 4 Minutes by Madonna (featuring Justin Timberlake)

4 Minutes 

4 Minutes is first, technically 4:05, and for a song with a lyrical sense of urgency (” … we only got four minutes to save the world … “), it’s puzzling the first 50 seconds are used for a repetitive introduction (granted, the radio version will be shortened by close to a minute — making “4 Minutes” actually three minutes). It’s the first single from Madonna’s new album, Hard Candy, and the back beat is in place here, but overall, the song sounds like no one really exerted themselves (or tried) in producing this. It feels like everyone just mailed it in, which is disappointing when you think of the names associated with it (Madonna, JT, Timbaland). Either way, I’m sure this will fill the top 40 radio waves soon. Check for yourself.

Worth listening, if you like: Madonna; Justin Timberlake; Timbaland; Michael Jackson; Britney Spears.