Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
"Your Body" Christina Aquilera
“All I want to do is love your body,” sings Christina Aguilera on her first single in more than two years. Produced by Max Martin, the track previews her upcoming album, Lotus. Without a doubt the song is the best we’ve heard from Aguilera in a long time. As per usual, her vocals are the highlight of the track, especially on the chorus.
“Porcupine” precedes alternative reggae group Iration’s upcoming album due this fall. The single marks an ongoing evolution for the group that continuously takes risks with its music. This time Iration employs a strong bass line and catchy chorus that compares a girlfriend to “sticking like a porcupine.” One criticism: the song is too short.
"The Boys" Nicki Minaj & Cassie
Everything Nicki Minaj has done lately has been kind of a disappointment. “The Boys” is no exception. Neither catchy nor likable, it continues the trend of eclectic-sounding Nicki tracks that are ultimately forgettable. Side note: Cassie hasn’t been relevant since 2006 and it’s doubtful that this single is going to help her career at all.