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Manchester Orchestra's 'Top Notch,' Timeflies' 'All The Way,' And Trey Songz's 'Na Na'

For The Heights

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 22:01

Manchester Orchestra, "Top Notch"Smiley face
Angsty vocals and polluted guitars are the main components of the flaming ball of energy “Top Notch.” The layers of distorted guitars give the song a powerful beginning, continuing into a quiet verse to build to an explosion of sound during the chorus. Warning: listening to this song too loudly on your headphones may cause permanent ringing in your ears.



 

Timeflies, "All The Way"
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Listening to this weak piece of music is an unfortunate experience. It sounds like this genre-less duo attempted to use a pop song formula when creating this fiasco of a tune, with low-quality techno melodies reminiscent of Avicii’s new pop-country style (except not in a good way), and vocals that sound a little too much like One Direction for anyone’s good.



 

Trey Songz, "Na Na"
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Following his usual style of singsong hip-hop, Trey Songz delivers a catchy new tune. Although most of the lyrics consist of “oh na na na,” we give him a pass because the melody is quite easy on the ears. Heavily auto-tuned (who’s surprised?) but with a smooth rhythm, this song won’t be a hit but is a decent addition to his repertoire.

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