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The Compilation Tape Commandments

Just When You Thought It Was As Simple As Pressing Record And Play by Michael McCarthy Illustration by Ans Purins Originally published in Lollipop magazine issue 44, Summer ’98. Make no mistake about it, the fine art of making a compilation tape is a surprisingly complex process that requires a bit of thought...
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REVIEW: AZURE RAY: AS ABOVE SO BELOW

When Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, otherwise known as Azure Ray, reunited in 2009 and set to work making their fourth album, Drawing Down the Moon, they used their very first album as a blueprint. “That approach facilitated Orenda (Fink) and I bringing our sound together stylistically and emotionally after working so many...
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REVIEW: EMMY ROSSUM: SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

Forget Rod Stewart, *this* is how you do the American songbook. With 12 standards from the ’20’s through the ’60’s — each loosely representing a month of the year — Emmy marches through each of these precious classics with military-like precision and every bit of the wide-range of emotion she displays during each...
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REVIEW: HELLOWEEN: STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL

It seems like just yesterday I was buying Helloween’s brilliant Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1 on vinyl. But the fact of the matter is that two decades have past. Literally. And this, my friends, is Helloween’s 14th album. Boy does that make me feel old. It also makes me want to...
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REVIEW: MC JIN: BRAND NEW ME

MC Jin, a Chinese American rapper and songwriter, was born Jin Au-Yeung in Miami Florida. After spending years living in New York, he decided to move to Hong Kong, where he learned to speak Cantonese, though he eventually decided to move back to New York during the summer of 2012. From 2002 through...
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REVIEW: SKY FERREIRA: GHOST

Just a couple of years ago Sky was supposed to become an overnight sensation with her song “Obsession” appearing on everything from The Vampire Diaries soundtrack to one of those infamous NOW CDs. But the song’s failure to make much of an impression on anyone was likely a source of amusement for Sky,...
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Skunk Anansie – Black Traffic Review

Skunk Anansie was formed in 1994 and gained notoriety with their powerful rock hit “Selling Jesus”. I was hooked right away and bought it on cassette. Lead singer (Skin) has a captivating voice that can be both terrifying and beautiful over the scope of a few lines. The album challenged issues of sexism,...
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REVIEW: CHRISTINA AGUILERA: LOTUS

Let me begin this review by stating that I was a huge fan of Christina’s last album, Bionic. I realize that most of the critics hated it and that it was a commercial flop, but I consider the majority of it to be forward-thinking, artsy pop. And that’s exactly what she was aiming...
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NEWS: Bon Jovi to reveal new album cover

Tonight at 12AM GMT (that’s 7PM for New York/EST) Bon Jovi will reveal the album cover for their new album, What About Now, exclusively on their Bon Jovi official app.  It was previously believed that Bon Jovi were naming their new album Because We Can, which is the title of their latest single, but either...
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MEIKO: YOU AND ME

If the red heart that reads YOU AND ME on the pink notebook album cover didn’t give it away, well, this is clearly a Valentine’s Day-themed release. Something that should not surprise Meiko’s longtime fans, who know the indie pop singer to be a hopeless romantic addicted to writing and singing love songs....
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JULIA STONE: JUSTINE

Australian Julia Stone first captured our ears as the sister-half of the brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone. Together they’ve released critically acclaimed albums like Down The Way, Memories Of An Old Friend and Heart Full Of Wine. But they’ve never been mere critics’ darlings. On the contrary, the prolific duo...
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REVIEW: MYLENE FARMER: MONKEY ME

Mylène Farmer is, by far, the most successful singer of all-time in France.  Celine Dion hasn’t even come close to selling the number of albums Mylène has sold there.  Even in Canada, where Mylène was born, she rivals Celine.  She’s hugely popular in other countries, too, having completed sold out tours of Russia...
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PRESS RELEASE: She & Him Announce New Album, Tour

She & Him will release their third studio album of original material with Merge Records this spring! Volume 3 will be available in stores and online May 7 (North America) and May 13 (UK / Europe). The album’s track list, seen below, includes 14 songs – 11 Deschanel originals and three covers. All...
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