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#songoftheday / REVIEW: MIKA: “STARING AT THE SUN”


No, it's not a U2 cover... It's another gorgeous MIKA original, which means a soaring vocal melody, vibrant beat and super colorful instrumentation all strung together by his always charismatic voice. Let's face it -- he could sing the Sesame Street theme song and we'd listen to...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: CARLY RAE JEPSEN: WARM BLOOD


"Warm Blood" is the fifth track to be released from Carley Rae Jepsen's upcoming album E•MO•TION (out August 21st) and it's easily the best. Produced and co-written by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, it sounds exactly like what you'd expect a collaboration between them to sound like, which,...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: NATALIE IMBRUGLIA: MALE

Way back in 1997 Natalie Imbruglia covered a song called “Torn” by a little known alternative group called Ednaswap and found herself propelled into global superstardom. It was from an album called Left of the Middle, one of the year’s highest selling releases. The record also spawned other hits, such as “Wishing I...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE BIRD AND THE BEE: “RECREATIONAL LOVE”

Recreational Love is The Bird And The Bee’s first album in five years, following 2010’s excellent covers album Interpreting The Master’s Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall and John Oates. During recent years, I’d started to become convinced that they would never do another album, largely because Greg Kurstin has become one...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: SURIS: “ABSOLUTE ZERO”


"Absolute Zero" is the second single from SIRUS' soon to be released debut album LEAP. And what a glorious single it is. Duo Lindsey and Dave Mackie -- a real life couple -- have truly created something special with LEAP, which we'll be reviewing shortly. ...
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#albumoftheday / NEW REVIEW: MIGUEL: WIlDHEART

If I’m being entirely honest, I expected this album to be incredibly dull. I’m not a fan of your average R&B and that’s what I thought this album would be, based on songs and collaborations by Miguel that I heard in the past. But, wow, this is an experimental mix of R&B, pop,...
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    D.HOLIC: MINI-ALBUM VOL. 1: CHEWY CHEWY Release Date:  7/13/15 Label:  Windmill Entertainment Chewy Chewy is D.Holic's first mini-album, but it's really a glorified single since it only consists of two songs, an intro and an outro. D.Holic is a South Korean girl group formed in 2014 by H.Mate Entertainment. They debuted on October 23, 2014 […]
  • MINX: LOVE SHAKE
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