Tuesday, December 11, 2007

After two massive singles still getting lots of airplay on WHYI Miami, Timbaland featuring OneRepublic's "Apologize" has really hit the spot. No surprise: the track is a dead ringer for an Enrique Iglesias ballad circa 2002. And I love it...because it's a dead ringer for an Enrique song, albeit with a stronger rhythmic foundation. The guy knows how to keen too; when he glides over vowels in the chorus, I swear I could be his hero, baby. All my friends know how I resent the phrase "guilty pleasure," but...

2 comments:

scott said...

Damnit, you're right. This track is excellent. I've been feeling recently like I underrated the Timbaland album when it came out because most of the singles have sounded good elsewhere. I haven't heard this track on the radio yet, or anywhere else for that matter, but listening to it now I'm hearing (aside from Enrique) faint echoes of "Truly Madly Deeply" and that concerns me not because that's not a good thing but because I desperately want to STOP being exposed to good recent tracks so I can whittle down my damn year end list finally.

kiss out the jams said...

Creepy, you posted this the same day I both just started to warm to the tune and then discarded that notion after having six hours of repetition to think about it. Come on, if you can dig on this, you can't be that far above "Won't Go Home Without You"