Let's get this over with.
#34: "Lighters" by Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars
I know both of these artists. Bad Meets Evil is basically Eminem with Royce Da 5'9, who I'm not all that familiar with, but I respect Eminem's rapping skills. As for Bruno Mars, I know I'll get hate for this, but I actually like him as a singer. He has a genuine talent.
This song isn't bad, but it has the same issue I had with "I Need A Doctor". Bruno Mars does a good job singing his part, Eminem is a hell of a rapper, and Royce does a good job as well. But this song is very confused. Bruno Mars's singing style does not mesh at all with the angry rapping of Eminem and Royce. On top of that, Eminem's lyrics are not as strong as he is capable of. They aren't horrible, but he is definitely capable of better. Overall, not bad, but frustratingly confused and not capitalizing on Eminem properly.
#33: "Blow" by Ke$ha
I know her all too well. I don't hate her, but I don't like her, either. It's impossible to take her seriously, making it hard to actually hate her songs, but they are not very good, on average.
This song is quite bad. The beat is annoying, with a keyboard riff that makes me grit my teeth. As for the singing, it's autotuned like crazy. As for the lyrics, generic party stuff is on the lyrics. But god help me...I find it somehow catchy. It's not good, between Ke$ha's lack of singing or lyrical creativity, and the beat is annoying, but I can't get it out of my head, and I have to fight the temptation to sing along with the chorus. Help me!
#32: "Tonight Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae
I know these guys for this song, and nothing else. Apparently, the band members are all related to various musicians, though. The guitarist is the son of Paul Overstreet, a country singer/songwriter, the singer and drummer are the sons of another country songwriter named Keith Follese, and the bassist is the son of Phil Keaggy, guitarist for The James Gang. Maybe talent runs in the families.
Yeah, no. This song is pretty bad. The lyrics are basic party stuff, talking about how crappy the life of the singer is, but he doesn't care because PARTY! the beat is all right, I guess. This song is just...bland. I've heard it be compared to music written for commercials, and that is honestly what this sounds like. It's not that it's bad, it's that it's not good. It is a party song with all the fun sucked out and replaced by commercialism. If corporations wrote a party song, this would be it. If you want to listen to it, check out the song of the same name by Smashing Pumpkins.
#31: "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa
This guy again. Joy.
This song is not good. Wiz Khalifa is not a good rapper, but that's the least of the song's issues. The beat is annoying, mostly being this high-pitched piano line repeating over and over. But the main failing of the song is the subject matter. I mean, it's a guy bragging about his car, which is apparently quite expensive and fancy, featuring a keyless ignition among others, and makes the ladies flock because he is obviously rich. I don't like those songs anyways, but...it's a fucking car. The only black and yellow car that you could brag about having is Bumblebee, and he doesn't have a keyless ignition.
#30: "We R Who We R" by Ke$ha
That's right. Two Ke$ha songs for the price of one review! It must be my fucking birthday!
This is exactly like every other Ke$ha song. Autotuned like crazy, annoying synth riff, and it's a party song. There is not much to say. I already reviewed "Blow", and this song is the same, minus the catchiness. I'd like to see if she can do anything other than party songs. And no, "Your Love Is My Drug" does not count. And that stammering to fill a line and keep the rhythm is annoying as hell. Find real words, and stop making me think my CD is scratched...especially since I'm using Youtube.
That...was not fun. Maybe next time will be better.