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Postby Carbon » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:06 pm

71. Loreen - Hate the Way I Love You



This one's a bit hard to get into because of its length and pace, but it's always a rewarding listen. Loreen's taken a more experimental approach with her new songs, and it's interesting to hear. The song's packed with emotion and waiting for it to develop is rewarding. Obviously it's not going to be a hit for her, but it's a good addition to her discography. At least it won me over!
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Postby Carbon » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:16 pm

70. Miguel - Told You So



The R&B hottie came back with this catchy tune! I haven't had much time to overplay it, but it's really cool. I really hope it's a hit for him because it deserves to be one, very enjoyable to listen to on the radio.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:33 pm

"Told You So" is good. I just listened to Miguel's album last night, and it's another solid effort. He's three for three (I never bothered to check out his debut album).
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Postby Fan » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:21 pm

Surprised to read you didn't like Melodrama, one of my favourite albums of the year! And Perfect Places is easily the highlight on the record.
Learn To Let Go is a tune and that Loreen one is very nice as well.

Told You So is so, so catchy and a joy to listen to. Miguel is still as hot as ever as well.
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Postby SummerPeur » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:58 pm

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SummerPeur wrote:So far a standout for me is: MGMT - Little Dark Age.
first the Hole survivor, now MGMT as a standout, you're turning into an alternative diva, so proud :cry: glad you checked the song out, I feel these more indie cuts in my countdown will be a bit ignored because most will focus on the mainstream singles
I don’t know what’s happening to me :cry: haha. But no I really do enjoy going and listening to some not so mainstream or hit songs that people post in their countdowns. That’s how you truly find some gems that you’d be none the wiser too! And MGMT is defiantly one of them! So I’ll be on the lookout for anymore during this countdown :).

Miguel is.....alright? He hasn’t really done anything that has connected with me esp not this song; and he is easily replaceable on #beautiful.
SummerPeur wrote:Time stops for the Kween everytime WBT is performed.
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Postby Carbon » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:27 pm

69. Dirty Projectors - Cool Your Heart (feat. D∆WN)



I wasn't fond of the whole public drama between the two lovers of this band, so I wasn't sure how the band's music will turn out after Amber's departure. I didn't really get into the album (probably because I used to listen to them more in my alternative period), but this song is quite catchy and memorable.
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Postby Carbon » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:30 pm

68. Becky G - Mayores (feat. Bad Bunny)



This is a grower, didn't get the fuss at first, but I warmed up to it. I'm still amazed at how this song became Becky's biggest hit in Spanish-speaking countries (and parts of Europe) when her career almost seemed to be over. It's a bit generic, but I'm glad for her success. Her other Spanish songs are better though.
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Postby JSparksFan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:09 am

"Mayores" is good, but I doubt she'll ever top "Shower" for me.
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Postby Goldmoney » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:41 am

Don’t know these people.

I haven’t checked for Miguel since #B
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Postby Carbon » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:00 pm

JSparksFan wrote:"Mayores" is good, but I doubt she'll ever top "Shower" for me.
true, Shower and Can't Stop Dancing are my faves too, even though overall she's much more consistent with her Spanish music

Goldmoney wrote:Don’t know these people.

I haven’t checked for Miguel since #B
you should!
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Postby Carbon » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:10 pm

67. Kesha - Praying



The second and last Kesha single falls at #67. It was a great comeback and statement for her, and also a new direction, considering she wasn't exactly known for ballads. Sadly, I'm not in love with the song as much as I want to be. I enjoyed the album tracks more than the singles she released. As for this one, it was the perfect way to come back imho.
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Postby Carbon » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:12 pm

66. Clean Bandit - Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)



While I find Zara Larsson annoying and overexposed, and I'm not too fond of Clean Bandit either, have to say that they make great melodies, and Zara's vocals fit perfectly here. I love the combination of strings and beats, for me it will always be one of the best instrument combos.
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Postby Carbon » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:16 pm

65. Louis Tomlinson (feat. Bebe Rexha, Digital Farm Animals) - Back to You



My fave single out of all the former 1D members! I do agree with most saying he doesn't really have any chance of longevity and success, but for a debut single, this was a nice bop. Idk even who the Digital Farm Animals are, but Bebe contributes a lot to the song. She's hit or miss for me, especially her voice, but in this one she comes as a nice addition.
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:37 am

I'm not crazy about "Praying" either, but, like most pop fans, I was just happy to see Kesha well and back in the game with new music.

"Symphony" is excellent - one of my top faves of the year.
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Postby Fan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:28 pm

Praying is one of my pop highlights of 2017. Truly stunning song and video. Just glad to have her back.
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Postby Goldmoney » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:44 am

Praying grew on me tremendously, it should have been a top 10 at least.
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Postby SummerPeur » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:27 am

Praying is one of the worst songs released, ever.
SummerPeur wrote:Time stops for the Kween everytime WBT is performed.
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Postby Goldmoney » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:29 am

Gurl....
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Postby SummerPeur » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:30 am

Gurllll don’t even. You know it’s true. Even Boots and Boys was better then this.
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Postby Goldmoney » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:35 am

I don’t know her but Praying was powerful!
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Postby Carbon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:15 pm

SummerPeur wrote:Praying is one of the worst songs released, ever.
I am aghast as f!!!

It's not my fave, but it's still a really good song.
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Postby toni_pest » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:35 pm

Praying is great, the rest not so much
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Postby Carbon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:05 pm

toni_pest wrote:Praying is great, the rest not so much
thought you stanned for Clean Bandit
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Postby toni_pest » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:17 pm

Carbon wrote:
toni_pest wrote:Praying is great, the rest not so much
thought you stanned for Clean Bandit
symphony is not all that
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Postby Carbon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:18 pm

64. Sia - Snowman



Sia's Xmas album is a big ball of hit, miss and wtf. This one harks back to the days of her lovely, sincere and well-written ballads. It will most likely not become a staple for every Christmas, but it's a warm, cosy and melancholic song that I'll definitely enjoy in the future.
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