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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: KELLY CLARKSON: PIECE BY PIECE

Well, naturally, since this is 2015, Kelly Clarkson’s seventh album, Piece By Piece, opens with, what else, the first single, “Heartbeat Song.” (I realize I’ve just used more commas than any sentence should ever have, but it was fun. You should try it sometime! You might lighten up enough to enjoy this album!)...
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NEWS: NATALIE IMBRUGLIA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

Let me be honest: Natalie Imbruglia is one of my favorite artists.  Here in the States, she’s most known for her cover of Ednaswap’s “Torn,” but there is so much more to her than that.  In my opinion, just about everything she’s ever done is flawless, right down to her B-sides.  And she...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: LENKA – “BLUE SKIES”


I am grieving the loss of my pet turtle of 30 years right now, but this one brightened my day a tiny bit... I've always loved Lenka, though.  To my ears, she's like a cross between Natalie Imbruglia, Lily Allen and Kylie Minogue -- all very talented women...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE WIND + THE WAVE: COVERS ONE

The Austin, Texas-based folk duo The Wind + The Wave are Dwight “The Wind” Baker and Patricia “The Wave” Lynn. They met in 2009 when Dwight’s wife forced him to stop hiding in the studio and get out of the house, prompting him to go check out a friend’s band. And Patty’s last...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: Grimes – “REALiTi”


As you can read below, "REALiTi" is a lost Grimes track that's no longer going to be on her new album. I assume it was recorded when she was making a more mainstream pop record before her single "Go" wasn't received nearly as well as she'd hoped...
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    AN INTERVIEW WITH MEGA-HIT SONGWRITER ALBI ALBERTSSON Release Date:  various Label:  various K-Poppers and J-Poppers, you're in for a real treat... Today we bring you an exclusive interview with Albi Albertsson, one of Asian pop music's top songwriters! Whether you're a fan of K-Pop, J-Pop or C-Pop, chances are you've heard songs written by Albi […]
  • BERRY GOOD: 2ND SINGLE BECAUSE OF YOU
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