Living in a Hurricane

New Miranda track!

Between her Revolution and Blueprint 3, September really can't come soon enough!


10 Songs, 10 Sentences

Black Eyed Peas - "Boom Boom Pow" Putrid; unlistenable.

Ciara f/ Justin Timberlake - "Love Sex Magic" A grower, largely on the strength of that Much Music ad where it's intercut with "Circus."

Eminem - "Beautiful" If he hadn't yet lost it when he made "Just Lose It," he sure has now.

Keri Hilson f/ Kanye West & Ne-Yo - "Knock You Down" Not bad, but not this year's "American Boy" by any stretch.

Jay-Z - D.O.A. Gives real reason to hope The Blueprint 3 might be as good as The Carter 3, if not The Blueprint 1.

Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" You know you were way off-base with the one-hit wonder tag when the fourth single is better than the three that preceded it.

Brad Paisley - "Then" On paper, it's considerably blander than the lofty lyrical standard to which he deserves to be held, yet the tenderness in his delivery goes--as usual--a pretty long way.

Asher Roth - "I Love College" Reminds me less of my own college experience than of that Gilmore Girls episode where Rory and Paris reluctantly head down to Florida for Spring Break.

Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me" She has to know the the shy-nerdy girl thing has a fairly finite lifespan, especially if she wants to play Juliet--or at least Shania (unless, come to think of it, she'd rather be the distaff Brad Paisley).

Kate Voegele - "99 Times" The chorus is surprisingly catchy, though I'd be more surprised if I ever heard the name Kate Voegele again (though see above: Gaga, Lady).