Quarters for the Jukebox

In the Jukebox — June 3

In the jukebox for this week (what’s new: alphabetically listed by artist):

  • Aimee Mann —@#%&*! Smilers: Melodic wordplay rock: classic Mann.
  • Ashanti — The Declaration: Ashanti is back, bronzed and Beyonce-er than ever (at least on the album cover).
  • be your own PET — Get Damaged: The deleted tracks from this Nashville punk rock foursome’s “Get Awkward” album are released as an EP. It’s brash and fun all at once. The track “Becky” is a delightfully violent take on breaking up with a friend.
  • Brendan James — The Day is Brave: American indie poetic-piano-pop, with a Damien Rice-esque voice … too bad the songs don’t match the Rice comparisons.
  • Gavin Rossdale — Wanderlust: Former Bush front man and current Gwen Stefani main man releases his debut solo effort, and it’s much softer than you might expect.
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Single — Love In This Club by Usher (and Young Jeezy)
February 28, 2008, 4:56 pm
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Usher is back with Young Jeezy for the single, Love In This Club — an ode to potential voyeurism and making love in public spaces … “I want to make love in this club, in this club, in this club, in this club … meet me in the bathroom … I don’t care who is watching … .” Usher is doing this “for the ladies,” and I imagine he’ll find some out on the Top 40 airwaves. The song has got a decent slow groove reminiscent of the recent smash-hit, “Apologize” (OneRepublic and Timbaland). Check for yourself. 

Worth a listen, if you like: R. Kelly, Justin Timberlake, previous Usher, etc.