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#songoftheday / VIDEO: Kiesza – “No Enemiesz”


"If we could all fall in love together, we'd have no enemies," sings rising pop sensation Kiesza. And she does have a good point. Better still, she has a lovely, throbbing, monstrous pop song that bangs its way into your head while causing you euphoria in...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: STARS: NO ONE IS LOST

When Stars released Set Yourself on Fire ten years ago they were a rough around the edges indie rock band with flourishes of pop melodies thrown in for good measure. But ten years of making albums and growing up have changed them and transformed their sound in the process. Now they’re more of...
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VIDEO: GWEN STEFANI: “BABY DON’T LIE”


This song isn't bad, but it sounds more like a No Doubt song than a Gwen Stefani solo song. And we've actually liked her solo stuff more than No Doubt. So, we're hoping that her album sounds more unique. We need more songs like "What...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LEONARD COHEN: POPULAR PROBLEMS

Co-written and produced by frequent Madonna collaborator Patrick Leonard, Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems is easily the best album he’s released since his 2008 comeback after a 15 year absence. It’s only 9 songs long, clocking in at 36 minutes, but there’s not a bad one in the bunch. And, yes, I thought 2012’s...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: OH LAND: “HEAD UP HIGH”


We've loved Oh Land since the first time we heard her very artsy debut album, Fauna. Her following album, which was self-titled, was even better, the songs catchier and more accessible. Now she's back with "Head Up High," the first single from her third album, entitled...
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VIDEO / REVIEW: COSBY: “HEARTRACER”


Imagine that The Killers were born a few decades earlier and were just starting out in 1985... We have a feeling that's what Cosby did when the band wrote this uppity, super synthy number. The self-produced group, which features two brothers with the last name Cosby,...
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LYRIC VIDEO: Jacquie Lee – “Tears Fall”


"Tears fall / And I know / This pain is just a part of life," sings Jacquie Lee, who's thus far most known for being a contestant on The Voice, on her emotive new single, "Tears Fall." It's a catchy little number with a relatively organic sound,...
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VIDEO: BETTY WHO: “ALL OF YOU”


To be honest, we weren't sure if Betty Who was going to live up to all of the hype surrounding her, but now that we've tasted her delicious album, Take Me When You Go, we can say that she delivers the goods. If you liked La Roux...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: OK GO: HUNGRY GHOSTS

OK GO: HUNGRY GHOSTSAs you may remember, I reviewed OK GO’s fantastic Upside Out EP back in August of this year. All four of those incredible, tasty treats are served up deliciously here on the band’s new album, Hungry Ghosts, which is, simply put, baked to perfection. But before we get to the...
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  • ZiKi: TINY HEAVEN
    ZiKi: TINY HEAVEN Release Date:  n/a Label:  n/a Well, I have to come right and admit that I don't know anything about this Chinese artist except that she's female. There's no Wiki or Genasia page for ZiKi. And it's not available on Yes Asia. I don't even know whether it's Cantopop or M-Pop. But, I […]
  • moumoon: BF
    moumoon: BF Release Date:  10/22/14 Label:  Avex Music Creative Inc. "Dear my best friend, with lots of love," moumoon's Yuka sings during their new single "BF," which does *not* stand for boy friend. Instead, it stands for "Best Friend." "Dear my best friend, with lots of love," moumoon's Yuka sings during their new single "BF," […]
  • T-ARA: CHUCKIE and T-ARA: SUGARFREE EDMEDITION
    T-ARA: CHUCKIE and T-ARA: SUGARFREE EDMEDITION Release Date:  10/7/14 Label:  코어콘텐츠미디어 What we have here is a remix of the EDM version of T-ARA's "Sugarfree." What we have here is a remix of the EDM version of T-ARA's "Sugarfree." The remix was done by Chuckie and I'm really not impressed, largely because he used very […]
  • FLiP: GIRL
    FLiP: GIRL Release Date:  10/1/14 Label:  Universal As you may recall, FLiP is an all-female band formed in Okinawa in 2005 by singer/guitarist Sachiko, guitarist Yuko, bassist Sayaka and drummer Yuumi. "Girl" is their new single and it's a slick, expertly-produced song that blurs the line between J-Rock and J-Pop. As you may recall, FLiP […]
  • ANGELA HUI: R U OK? (AND DEBUT ALBUM)
    ANGELA HUI: R U OK? (AND DEBUT ALBUM) Release Date:  10/13 (album) and 9/10/14 (single) Label:  EEG Emperor Entertainment Group If you like Chinese pop, you must get to know Angela Hui, one of Canto-pop's brightest new stars. Angela Hui wowed critics and audiences alike when she performed at Emperor Entertainment Group's singing contest in […]