Category: Reviews

City Lights – The Way Things Should Be

City Lights – The Way Things Should Be

Fans of Blink-182, Sum 41, and Save The Day, get ready to have a new favorite album: “The Way Things Should Be,” by City Lights (via InVogue Records,) has just been released, and it’s fantastic! “The Way Things Should Be” is a clear tribute to 90′s punk: hard, fast, dirty…but still admittedly a whole lot of fun. City Lights grab [...]

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R. Kelly – Black Panties

R. Kelly – Black Panties

Oh, R. Kelly, what are we going to do with you?! Just when you thought it was safe to look in your closet, Mr. “I Believe I Can Fly” himself is swooping back into our lives with a brand-spankin’-new album, grossly titled, “Black Panties.” “Black Panties” is about as good as can be expected from a now-46-year-old-man who, apparently, just [...]

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Pitbull – Global Warming: Meltdown, Deluxe Edition (A Gif Review)

Pitbull – Global Warming: Meltdown, Deluxe Edition (A Gif Review)

CULOOOOOOOOO I’M GONNA NEED ALL THE SEXY MAMAS TO HEAD TO THE DANCE FLOOR, BECAUSE PITBULL IS BACKKKKK TALEEEEEE! That’s right, Mr. 305 himself is back with a brand literally-spankin’ new album, “Global Warming: Meltdown,” full of predictable dance bangers with little to no substance. But hey, you already know where this is going, so let’s cut the small talk [...]

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Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals

Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals

Since 2009, former hardcore band member Derek Miller and ex pop vocalist Alexis Krauss have been mixing metal riffs and bubblegum lyrics to create a unique genre of their own in the group Sleigh Bells. Derek and Alexis are back and better than ever with their third studio album, “Bitter Rivals,” (via Mom + Pop,) which, as SPIN perfectly describes: [...]

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Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

Miley Cyrus has finally graced us with her newest album, appropriately titled: “Bangerz.” The most recent Queen of Cray’s album shows an even divide between “old enough to know better, but too young to care,” with both mature ballads and danceable club tracks. Normally, it’s refreshing to see an artist embrace different styles, genres, and tempos, Miley unfortunately comes off [...]

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HAIM – Days Are Gone

HAIM – Days Are Gone

LA sister trio HAIM have just released their debut album “Days Are Gone,” via Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Daughters of real estate agents, Danielle, Este, and Alana, grew up in California and have managed to break away from the typical surf sounds to a more modern-sounding Fleetwood Mac with a punch. “Days Are Gone” features hit singles “Falling” and “The Wire,” [...]

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Lorde – Pure Heroine

Lorde – Pure Heroine

Think back to when you were 16. What were you doing with your life? I, for one, was feeling awesome driving my mom’s minivan, (with her still in the car, of course…I did only have my permit, after all), watching “Boy Meets World,” and picking out my homecoming dress. Ella Yelich-O’Connor, AKA Lorde, on the other hand, is preparing for [...]

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Icona Pop – This Is…Icona Pop

Icona Pop – This Is…Icona Pop

Swedish duo Icona Pop have just released their peppy new album via Atlantic’s Big Beat records, and it’s sure to get the party started! The album jumps right into the smash hits, with the first two tracks being “I Love It” and “All Night.” Following the bangers comes the dance-ready tracks, “We Got The World” and “Ready For The Weekend” [...]

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V V Brown – Samson & Delilah

V V Brown – Samson & Delilah

Songstress V V Brown is back and better than ever with her second studio album, “Samson & Delilah,” out on YOY Records October 8th. Brown, who sold over 1 million copies of her single, “Shark In The Water” from her critically-acclaimed debut album, “Traveling Like The Light,” returns to the music world after a couple of years out of the [...]

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Labrinth – Beneath Your Beautiful EP

Labrinth – Beneath Your Beautiful EP

English singer-songwriter Labrinth looks to crossover to the US with his new EP titled “Beneath Your Beautiful” that was released on August 27th. Normally a producer, Labrinth began to break out as a solo act in 2010 with the release of his successful album in 2012 in the UK. He has had much success in the UK so far and [...]

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Natalia Kills – Trouble

Natalia Kills – Trouble

Natalia Kills looks to breakthrough with her new album “Trouble” set to be released on September 3rd. Being associated to the likes of will.i.am and LMFAO in the past has given Kills an edge but she has yet to capitalize and come out with a big hit. Natalia Kills debut album “Perfectionist” featured good tracks and had minor success but [...]

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