Singles: June 15, 2012 |


Singles: June 15, 2012

Reviews of the latest songs from Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue, and more

Jennifer Lopez feat. Flo Rida, ”Goin’ In”

This club-ready WMD encourages both manic fist-pumping (care of ”Sexy and I Know It” knob twiddler GoonRock) and maximum potassium intake (see the lyric ”Tonight we go orangutan/Bananas!”) — in other words, the most vital parts of a well-rounded summer. BKyle Anderson

Kylie Minogue, ”Timebomb”

There’s nothing explosive in this precision-calibrated rave, just an irresistible slow-fuse sizzle of ticking drums and a “whoop whoop” chorus that’ll get stuck in your head like sonic shrapnel. B+Adam Markovitz

Lil Wayne Feat. Big Sean, ”My Homies Still”

Is Weezy saying ”Go stupid!” or ”Go, stupid” on the hook? Did Sean guest on this bass-killing single off Wayne’s upcoming I Am Not Human 2 before their teams started feuding? Are those videogame blips from Super Mario Bros.? We’re too busy jumping up and down to care. B+Ray Rahman

Phillip Phillips, ”Home”

The newly crowned American Idol champ’s triumphant debut single, a Mumford & Sons–meets–Fleet Foxes-style folk anthem, is all gently strumming guitars, rolling snares, and husky-ethereal ”oooh”s. It’s also easily the best song ever used for a reality TV coronation. Take note, ”No Boundaries.” A-Grady Smith