Weekly-ish, a pre-approved, snap-judged music guide based on our very scientific, non-subjective Yes/No rating system. There’s really no debating this, come on stop.
Y: Steven Tyler is getting his country life and no one can tell him anything. The video for “Love Is Your Name” (which came out last Friday so we’re late, but it’s important) must have been filmed on the same commune that Don Draper visited because look at the happiness on Steven Tyler’s face.
Does it even matter what’s going on here? Don’t you wanna be there? There’s a horse. The only thing is, Steven Tyler’s weird obsession with the woman in white; he looks like an old hippie creep. [E!]
N: The motivational intention of Jess Glynne’s video for “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” is lost on me, a confirmed robot, but the song itself is one of those records that toes the line between feel-good and hokey and I can’t help liking it. [Idolator]
Y: A dog is the star of Julia Holter’s video for “Feel You.” A dog just running through the woods. Just being petted. Just thinking about life. This dog is an amazing actor and it perfectly captures the song’s melancholy. [Fader]
Y: This Teedra Moses and Anthony Hamilton duet is pure cool soul and just as great as it sounded in my head before I heard it. [This Is RnB]
Y: On her “wyd”-text-inspired song “Come Thru,” Diamond smoothly requests her dude to come over and “eat that pussy up/ I’m talking twelve rounds.” Warbled singing and all, it’s good. [Rap Radar]
N: There’s a lot of noise and motion going on in the video for Girls Day’s “Ring My Bell” and my ears and eyes can’t keep up. [Billboard]
N: The Bleachers’ slightly rejiggered remix of Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘80s workout hit is okay, but I’m still actively rejecting the original from entering my body. [Spin]
Y: Best Coast songs make you want to feel the sand between your toes and dip your feet in the ocean while giggling maniacally. This “Feeling OK” video is all about living the quiet, uneventful life while enjoying the simple comfort of love. [Billboard]
BONUS: Please watch this EDM crowd being forced to turn down to Spandau Ballet. [Stereogum]
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