Jet Fuel Jukebox for 2/21/17

Jukebox_picYet again it is Tuesday, signifying the update for our Jet Fuel Jukebox playlist!

This week, Jake and I have each highlighted a brand new track that opens each of our halves of the playlist. Jake’s pick is “Love” by Lana Del Rey, while I’ve chosen “High” by Little Dragon. Other than that, the other 18 songs include artists like Syd, The Naked And Famous, and Banks. You won’t want to miss this one!

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox’s Valentine’s Day Spectacular

Jukebox_picHappy Valentine’s Day, listeners! In honor of the holiday, Jake and I have put together a playlist brimming with love songs.

I’ve gone old school for this, choosing all of your mom’s favorite romantic tracks, with highlights from Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, and Elton John. Jake, on the other hand, has included recent love songs from pop icons like Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Carly Rae Jepsen.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 2/7/17

Jukebox_picYou know what day it is, don’t you? Yeah, it’s Tuesday, and it’s time for a new Jukebox.

This week I updated my half of the playlist (the second half) with only K-pop songs, since I’ve been on a real bad K-pop kick lately. If you’re looking for more domestic tunes, then I’ll point you to Jake’s half of the playlist, which features the likes of Lady Gaga, Kehlani, and Drake.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 1/24/17

Jukebox_picJake and I have officially returned to school, so we thought it appropriate to return to the Jukebox as well.

This week’s playlist features new songs from Run the Jewels, Halsey, and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, as well as older favorites from J. Cole, Sky Ferreira, and The xx.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jake and Michael’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

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With the year quickly coming to a close, we here at the Jet Fuel Review Blog have been hard at work crafting some year round-up lists for both your enjoyment and contemplation! Just in these past few weeks, Jake and I updated the Jukebox playlist with our least favorite and most favorite tracks of 2016, and fellow music blogger Dan Fiorio has recently written a two-part series on his 25 favorite albums of the past year (Part 1; Part 2). Now, it’s time for Jake and I to reveal to you our respective top ten album lists.

Jake2016…honestly, such a bad year in terms of, well, everything. Actually, music was probably the only redeeming factor in what was otherwise a bleak year. Especially as an avid fan of pop music, 2016 delivered some of the most consistent works in nearly a decade. When it came down to narrowing over 20 albums to just ten, it felt wrong — but here I am. And with nine of the ten albums being from female artists, it seems that women just got pop music right this year. Also, keep in mind that this list has changed about five times within the past week, so this is an ever-changing list. But for the purposes of this post, this is my definitive top ten albums of 2016…as of December 16.

Michael: Whether it’s groundbreaking and experimental, simply a lot of fun, a music legend’s harrowing farewell, or a new artist’s welcoming debut, there were dozens of albums I genuinely loved from this year. Many of the albums I adored this year came from either first-time artists or those I’d never heard of before, making 2016 an exciting year of musical discovery for me. I went back and forth on many of these albums, but I feel good about the list I’ve ended up with. Let’s celebrate the music of 2016, because let’s be honest, there wasn’t much else this year to be excited about. (Also, shout-out to Jake for making that awesome header image at the top of this post!)

Before we present you with our actual lists, we will begin with a quick list honoring the albums that were oh-so close to breaking into the top tens. The lists will be in order from number ten to number one, beginning with Jake’s number ten, then my number ten, then Jake’s number nine, and so on and so forth.

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Jet Fuel Jukebox’s 50 Best Songs of 2016!

Jukebox_picWell, if last week’s Jukebox is any indication, it seems that people really love to know the songs that Jake and I abhor rather than those we adore. Our 20 Worst Songs of 2016 list was one of the most popular posts we’ve ever had since starting the playlist over a year ago.

This week we’re giving you the complete opposite! Our latest Jukebox highlights the absolute best of the best from the artists we loved in 2016 (sans the songs from Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which surely would be featured here if that album were available on Spotify). This includes 25 picks each from Jake and I, making for an incredible list of the 50 songs that captured our attention the most in 2016. The songs are not in ranked in order from #50 to #1. Instead, the first half of the playlist are my 25 picks, and the second half of the list belongs to Jake.

This playlist will run for the rest of the year. Enjoy it!

And be sure to come back on Friday when Jake and I reveal our top 10 albums of 2016!

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox’s 20 Worst Songs of 2016!

Jukebox_picWe’re almost through the year, people! It’s list time!

Music Blogger Dan Fiorio wrote up a list of his top 25 albums of the year (find part 1 here; part 2 coming later this week), and next week, Jake and I will share our respective top 10 album lists with you in one combined post. I’ll also probably have some sort of list for my favorite films or favorite horror media this past year sometime in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for all of that goodness.

And next week for The Jukebox, we will feature our 50 favorite songs of 2016!

But for now, our playlist highlights the absolute WORST songs from 2016. These ones are bad, people. All of them. Every last one.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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