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Monthly Archives: December 2013

#albumoftheday REVIEW: LEONA LEWIS: CHRISTMAS, WITH LOVE

As the story goes, three-time Grammy-nominated pop singer Leona Lewis wasn’t planning to record a Christmas album this year, figuring she’d be busy writing the follow up to Glassheart, but her mentor Simon Cowell thought that it was time and she subsequently reconsidered. And, hey, you can hate Simon Cowell all you want,...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: THE ROCKET SUMMER: CHRISTMAS MADNESS

I must admit that I’d never heard of The Rocket Summer before I came across this new Christmas EP on iTunes. But I’m always on the market for new Christmas songs, being quite the Christmas music junkie, so I checked out the previews of these tracks and had to download the EP. While...
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NEW REVIEW: MINDY SMITH: SNOWED IN EP

Mindy Smith is an American singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Long Island, New York but eventually ended up in Nashville pursuing a music career. Her music has been called folk, country, Americana, bluegrass and even pop. She’s often compared to Norah Jones and Alison Krauss. Snowed In is her second Christmas...
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LOVE IS POP’S 60 BEST ALBUMS OF 2013!!!

by Michael McCarthy When I say that these are the “60 Best Albums of 2013,” I’m just saying that these were my favorite albums this year. I’m simply entitling this piece “60 Best Albums of 2013” instead of “60 Favorite Albums of 2013” because everyone always uses the term “Best Of,” not favorite....
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VIDEO: LILY ALLEN: “SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW”



Lily isn't in the video, which I know will disappoint some people, but it's a truly touching animated video that calls to mind old Disney classics like Bambi and The Fox and the Hound. They also show you how they made the video during the video....
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AUDIO: CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG & BECK: “HEY JOE”


Listen to Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck's cover of the Jimi Hendrix tune "Hey Joe" from the soundtrack to Lars Von Trier's upcoming film Nymphomaniac, which stars Gainsbourg. Gainsbourg and Beck have really put their own spin on this classic song. It's dreamy, down-tempo and has one hell...
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