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REVIEW: MYLENE FARMER: MONKEY ME

Mylène Farmer is, by far, the most successful singer of all-time in France.  Celine Dion hasn’t even come close to selling the number of albums Mylène has sold there.  Even in Canada, where Mylène was born, she rivals Celine.  She’s hugely popular in other countries, too, having completed sold out tours of Russia...
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PRESS RELEASE: She & Him Announce New Album, Tour

She & Him will release their third studio album of original material with Merge Records this spring! Volume 3 will be available in stores and online May 7 (North America) and May 13 (UK / Europe). The album’s track list, seen below, includes 14 songs – 11 Deschanel originals and three covers. All...
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REVIEW: TEGAN & SARA: HEARTTHROB

Here it is, Tegan & Sara’s much-talked about leap to… pop?  Electronica?  Club music?  It seems like everywhere you’ve turned lately, people have been talking about how Tegan & Sara’s new album is going to be “different,” as if different means terrible.  But these are people who like to gossip, or so-called fans who haven’t...
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BJORK: BASTARDS

I’ve been a fan of Björk for over 15 years and I’ve generally loved everything she’s done. I could have done without Telegraph, the peculiar “Björk covers Björk” remix collection released after her first two albums, and Medulla — her 99% acapella album — left a lot to be desired, but those were...
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GARBAGE: NOT YOUR KIND OF PEOPLE

The most remarkable thing about Garbage may be their ability to change while remaining the same. Each of their five albums has its own distinct vibe. They all include Garbage’s fundamental elements — Shirley Manson’s exquisite voice, the barrage of loops, layers and layers of sound, etc — yet each has its own...
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KE$HA: WARRIOR

It’s not easy to wrap one’s head around Ke$ha, the person. Is she truly the rebel she paints herself to be? Or is she just putting on an act? Where Lady Gaga has succeeded in convincing people that she really is a freak — albeit in a good way — people still have...
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