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  1. Box Office Top Five: Gravity Sets Records While Rush Falls Flat

    Zach Dionne

    1. Gravity, $55.5 million (opening weekend) Gravity, simply put, kicked ass. It's Alfonso Cuarón's second-biggest opening, and the man directed a Harry Potter movie. It's the largest October opening ever, and, per Forbes, "among the top-ten l...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  2. Grading the Top 10 in ... THE U.K.!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" I bet all you Timberhaters who predicted Justin would flop after "Suit & Tie" feel dumb now that you heard the album! Unless you don't like grown and sexy music to make babies to, in which case I'm not sure we can ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  3. Grading the Top 10 in ... COUNTRY!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Tim McGraw, "One of Those Nights" From the intro I thought this was going to be a Lynyrd Skynyrd–type Southern-rock barn burner. Instead it settles down into a slow-paced last dance at last call underneath a star cluster of disco balls. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  4. Counting Down the Top 10 in ... SOUNDTRACKS!

    Molly Lambert

    1. The Barden Bellas ft. The Treblemakers, "Riff Off: Mickey/Like A Virgin/Hit Me With Your Best Shot/S&M/Let's Talk About Sex/I'll Make Love To You/Feels Like The First Time/No Diggity" (Pitch Perfect) Pitch Perfect, Kay Cannon's comedy about...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  5. Counting Down the Top 10 in & NIGERIA!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Wande Coal ft. Don Jazzy, "The Kick" Wande Coal interpolates Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes the Hotstepper" on a beat by Don Jazzy to dicuss booty calls. Coal made the move from Mo'Hits records to Don Jazzy's new label Mavin Records when Jazzy and h...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  6. Grading the Top 10 in ... TRINIDAD!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Bunji Garlin, "Differentology" It's only a few weeks until the annual International Soca Monarch competition, held since 1993 on the Friday during Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. Artists compete in two categories, Soca Monarch (uptempo) and Gr...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  7. The Top 10 Songs in ... THE BLUES

    Molly Lambert

    1. Gary Clark Jr., "Ain't Messin' Round Gary Clark Jr. is a guitarist and singer based in Austin who is typically described as "the future of Texas blues." At his best he resembles his heroes Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. At his worst he so...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  8. Grading the Top 10 in ... NEW AGE MUSIC

    Molly Lambert

    1. The Piano Guys, "What Makes You Beautiful" The Piano Guys are a group of musician dudes from Utah who made their name with YouTube videos that are like a Michael Jackson–Mozart mash-up and a Star Wars parody in which cellos stand in for l...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  9. Grading the Top 10 in ... TAIWAN!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Jolin Tsai, "Mi Huan (Fantasy)" Steamy europop with a robotic intro from Jolin Tsai. The video is a tumblr girl fantasia of floor-length pastel mermaid hair, Glinda gowns, Britney-type bubblegum, and the lavish glittery aesthetics of Pierre et ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  10. Grading the Top 10 in & VENEZUELA!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Ilegales Y El Potro Álvarez, "Ayantame" Los Ilegales are a Dominican trio who make merenhouse (short for merenguehouse), a subgenre combining hip-hop, dancehall, merengue, and house music pioneered in '90s New York by Dominican Americans. While...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  11. Grading the Top 10 in & ADULT ROCK!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Mumford & Sons, "I Will Wait" A friend of mine has dubbed this genre "suspenders rock," but I have also heard it called "beard rock." Mumford & Sons are a folky boy band from England that make warm woolen songs and wear vests. They come off he...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  12. Grading the Top 10 in & FOLK MUSIC!

    Molly Lambert

    1. The Stray Birds, "Dream in Blue" The Stray Birds are three collaborators from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who released their debut album earlier this year. All three band members — Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven, and bassist Charles Mue...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  13. Grading the Top 10 in ... Urban Adult Contemporary!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Anita Baker, "Lately" Anita Baker covers Tyrese's hit from 1999 and makes it very much her own. I really hoped this would be a cover of Massive Attack's "Lately," because Ms. Baker would absolutely kill it doing Shara Nelson's part. Anita Baker...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  14. The Top 10 Songs & Played at Funerals!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Frank Sinatra, "My Way" "My Way" has never been my favorite Sinatra song by a long shot, but there's no denying that Frank consistently ripped the sky open with his live performances of this Paul Anka setting of the French song "Comme d'habitud...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  15. The Top 10 Songs in ... ROMANIA!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Low Deep T, "Casablanca" The London-based self-described "gentle giant of house music" also boasts of having "arguably the deepest vocals in the music industry today." His voice doesn't seem that deep here. I mean it's low, but not Barry White ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  16. The Top 10 Songs in ... SOUTH AFRICA!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Lianie May & Jay, "Bonnie & Clyde" The couple compare themselves to Bonnie and Clyde, Romeo and Juliet, and Jekyll and Hyde. The last one I find especially troubling for its implication that the couple is a split personality (with one evil pers...

    Blog | October 02, 2012