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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: INDIANA: NO ROMEO

Indiana, aka Lauren Henson, is a 27-year-old singer/songwriter hailing from Nottingham. The reason she goes by Indiana? Her father, who passed when she was 17, was a big fan of Indiana Jones. Although she’s hardly on the tip of everybody’s tongues here in the States, last year Indiana had a top 20 hit...
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Alexz Johnson might have gotten her start as the star of Instant Star, a cheesy show if ever there was one, but she's since emerged as a fantastic pop singer/songwriter and "Cologne" is a fine example of that. It's a sexy number about a woman and her...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: TEXAS: TEXAS 25

These days it’s not uncommon for artists to celebrate a major anniversary by re-recording their most popular songs. Often, though, the new versions pale in comparison to the original songs. The only reason half of these albums are made and released is to milk a few more bucks out of an artist’s die-hard...
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If I had heard Milo Greene’s 2012 debut, which is said to have been folk pop, then I probably wouldn’t like this album. At least that’s the impression I’ve arrived at after reading several reviews. The big complaint comes from people who loved the band’s first album, who are having a fit about...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: ECHOSMITH: “BRIGHT”

Echosmith's new video has arrived and it's for "Bright," one of my favorite tracks from their superb album, Talking Dreams. It's a light and fluffy mid-tempo ballad that simply makes you feel good without being melodramatic like so many pop ballads these days. So what...
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  • SUMIRE UESAKA: 閻魔大王に訊いてごらん (Enma Daio ni Kiite Goran)
    SUMIRE UESAKA: 閻魔大王に訊いてごらん (Enma Daio ni Kiite Goran) Release Date:  12/10/14 Label:  King Records Sumire unleashes anime theme song and it's awesome. Sumire Uesaka's recent single is the theme song for an anime but neither Yes Asia or CD Japan stated the name of the anime in English. So, I translated the product info with […]
    MYNAME: 2ND MINI ALBUM Release Date:  2/16/15 Label:  Loen Entertainment MYNAME have finally released new Korean music after spending a year in Japan. It comes in the form of their 2ND MINI ALBUM, as they've simply called it, and it's proof pudding (as the saying goes) that they're here to stay. Not only that, they're […]
  • G.E.M.: 多遠都要在一起 [Long Distance]
    G.E.M.: 多遠都要在一起 [Long Distance] Release Date:  2/18/15 Label:  Sony Music Entertainment G.E.M.'s gorgeous new single 多遠都要在一起 [Long Distance] reviewed. Video and Spotify links provided. Check it out if you love ballads. G.E.M.'s new single, "多遠都要在一起," is officially translated on its Youtube page as "Long Distance." (See player below.) It's a very emotive and heartfelt ballad […]
  • G.E.M. - XPOSED
    G.E.M. - XPOSED Release Date:  7/17/12 Label:  Sony Music Entertainment G.E.M. is one of China's biggest pop stars of all-time. In fact, she's hugely popular all around the world, even in New Zealand. If you're not familiar with her, please read this review and consider checking her out. This album would get five stars out […]
    RIKA MAYAMA: LIAR MASK Release Date:  11/26/14 Label:  Defstar Records Rika Mayama of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku finally goes at it alone with her first solo single, "Liar Mask," which is the theme song for the anime Akame ga KILL! And, wow, it is mighty impressive. Rika Mayama of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku finally goes at it […]