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#albumoftheday: ELLA ON THE RUN: WAR OF WORDS

Ella On The Run is a London-based electro-pop artist of Swiss, French and South African origin. She attended The Berklee College of Music here in Boston, Massachusetts and began making music using the Ella On The Run moniker with producer/co-writer Matthew Bang (previously an engineer for Interscope and Timbaland’s Mosley Music group). The...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE TING TINGS: SUPER CRITICAL

I’ve often felt sorry for The Ting Tings.  Their debut album, We Started Nothing, was a big sensation.  Magazines, blogs, late night TV shows — they were everywhere.  Their music had a universal appeal; it was artistic enough to please indie pop fans yet immediately catchy enough to please the bubble gum pop...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LIA MICE: I LOVE YOU

Pictured on the cover of Lia Mice’s just released new album I Love You is a classic car with its roof caved in, as if it did a 360 in an accident or had a 1000 pound anvil dropped on it. What happened to the car isn’t important, but the state that it’s...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: Little Dragon – “Underbart”


"Underbart" was already one of the most invigorating tracks on Little Dragon's Nabuma Rubberband, but this intense video gives it a sense of urgency, making the song stand out like a passionate battle cry, ready to conquer any and all contemporaries. And, with a little luck, it...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: TAYLOR SWIFT: 1989

To some, it was a surprise that Taylor Swift opted to go the pop route on her new album 1989, named after the year she was born, but most of her longtime listeners saw this coming a mile away. After all, Taylor’s singles have been remixed for the pop market ever since she...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: METALS: “I C THRU YOU”


You may recall our previous coverage of Metals, who we've been into ever since we first heard their single "That Ain't Real Love" roughly a year ago. Blending R&B, electro-pop, soul, dub, house and more, the experimental duo -- consisting of Chris "Digital Primate" Coe and Ehsan...
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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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#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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  • LEO IEIRI: SILLY
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