AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: Ke$ha – Cannibal

We started this process by promising you Ke$ha. We end this process by giving you Ke$ha. Happy New Year, folks… [Video][Website] [5.20] David Moore: I’m trying my odds at stacking the controversy deck again this year, though I couldn’t find anything quite as galvanizing as “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” which was the most […]

AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: Coati Mundi – Bundas Bom

I’d like to pretend that it is in some way appropriate that our penultimate post for 2K10 is a song by the former keyboard player from Kid Creole and the Coconuts…

AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: Ciara – Gimmie Dat

And yes, we realise this technically isn’t a week anymore…

AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: Cypress Hill ft. Marc Anthony & Pitbull – Armada Latina

Not as hairy as they used to be, are they?… [Video][Website] [7.60] Alfred Soto: AKA “Suite: Juanita Brown Eyes.” [4] David Moore: Didn’t know what to expect with this one, but a CSNY-sampling singalong wasn’t it — I’m drawn in by the Marc Anthony hook and inventive use of the sample, but the rapping seems […]

AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: Samuel and the Dragon – Diamonds on a Boat

This lot are so under the radar that they’ve apparently split already… [Video][Website] [5.00] Michaelangelo Matos: James Taylor meets rockers uptown. [3] Iain Mew: Soundwise this was largely pre-empted by Faultline ft. Chris Martin 8 years ago, but it’s sooo well done that it stands out as my favourite song by a new act in […]

AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: Triangulo de Amor Bizarro – De la Monarquia a la Criptocracia

Usually, when Spanish bands have interesting names, they end up sounding like Wet Wet Wet. Not this lot…

AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: The Bug – Skeng (Autechre Remix)

And now – BEARDS!…

AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: Tye Tribbett – Fresh

And we’re BACK! With GOSPEL!…

AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: Cathy Davey – Little Red

We don’t review much Irish pop. I blame Pat Shortt…

AMNESTY WEEK 2K10: Joanna Newsom – Good Intentions Paving Company

And it’s another one for the stick… [Video][Website] [4.58] Anthony Easton: Newsom continues with her whole quirky for the sake of being quirky femme chick vibe, this time attached to a ladies of the canyon kind of low key vibe, but the lyrics are new age twaddle, her voice is the helium bunny gone weird, […]