Fireboy DML & Oxlade: Sing — some Disney ass piano balladry with an African singer. I made it to 1:58 before I clicked away.
Shae Jacobs: Joko — Nice beat, very clean production. It’s a midtempo dancefloor banger with hype synth sounds celebrating the international booty call anthem.
Efe: Your Body — same formula, midtempo dancefloor banger with smooth smooth sounds.
Yung L: Eve Bounce — a more Caribbean flavored jam and probably the best tune from this quartet of tunes. Nice guitar parts and a J. Balvin smooth/funky beat with throwaway beats.
If I were a skeptical person I might say that the choice of these African tracks as ‘hot’ would be a way to reinforce the current r&b sounds ruling the American charts. See, everybody loves these sounds.
Igorr: Very Noise Off Apple Music’s hot tracks metal section and it opens up quite strangely with a ramped up drum and bass beat, a drummer, some guitar and other mismatched business. A little proggy, a bit cheesy, but definitely an attemp to do something off kilter. Primus shoved a techno dancefloor banger. Wildest track of the day, close but no cigar.
Myrkur: Ella Opens up with soaring female vocals and some fiddle playing. I’m not sure this is going to explode into any sort of skull crushing metal because I’m halfway through and it’s a Lord of the Rings soundtrack we have going here. 2/3s of the way through, i think this is going to snooze all the way through. I guess they have a metal hating metal playlist manager over at the Apple Music. This is tragic, somber cheese. More vocals, more cheese.
YTD recordings listened to: 65
Good music, not list worthy: 36
Not good music: 27
Honorable Mentions: 0
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