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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SWEET & LYNCH: ONLY TO RISE

Stryper’s powerhouse vocalist Michael Sweet and guitar maestro George Lynch, formerly of Dokken, have joined forces here and the result is a truly incredible album that’s better than anything either of them has done in quite a while. Not that either of them have put out bad music during recent years, mind you....
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80’S EXTRAVAGANZA AT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO

Last night on February 6, 2015 I caught a big concert dubbed “80’s Extravaganza” in the arena at Mohegan Sun Casino.  Some of my Facebook friends were curious about it, so I wrote what now appears below to satisfy their curiosity.  I never intended to post it here but a fellow music critic...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE DODOS: INDIVID

The Dodo’s last album, Carrier, was made in the wake of the death of their live guitarist Christopher Remer (see also: Women). It was a record brimming with emotion and fairly complex arrangements, easily one of The Dodo’s best albums. Immediately following the making of that album, Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, who’ve...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: IV ROX: IMPERFECTIONS

IV Rox are an ultra-hot new British girl group consisting of four equally talented members: Raquel, Dolly, Natalie and Nadine. And I’m quite glad that they’ve finally released their absolutely fabulous debut EP, Imperfections. You see, the girls released their slick first single, the delightfully dark R&B “Case of the Ex,” way back...
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  • AN INTERVIEW WITH MEGA-HIT SONGWRITER ALBI ALBERTSSON
    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
    BERRY GOOD: 2ND SINGLE BECAUSE OF YOU Release Date:  2/9/15 Label:  Asia Bridge Entertainment "Because of You" is very formulaic, following the bubblegum K-Pop mold perfectly, which means you're likely to love it or hate it. Personally, I think it's great. As you might guess with "Because of You" being their second single, Berry Good […]
  • NINE MUSES: DRAMA
    NINE MUSES: DRAMA Release Date:  1/29/15 Label:  KT Music Last year three members left Nine Muses, Sem, Eun Ji and Sera. So, you'd have every reason to suspect that their new mini-album would be rubbish. But it's not. Last year three members left Nine Muses, Sem, Eun Ji and Sera. So, you'd have every reason […]
  • AZIN: Développé
    AZIN: Développé Release Date:  2/10/15 Label:  Pastel Music If you like electronic pop and K-Pop, look no further than AZIN's remarkable EP. If I gave stars, it'd be 5 stars out of 5. Well, I have to admit something: I don't know anything about this artist other than the fact that she is female and […]
  • FIESTAR: BLACK LABEL (THE 1ST MINI ALBUM)
    FIESTAR: BLACK LABEL (THE 1ST MINI ALBUM) Release Date:  3/4/15 Label:  Collabodadi Fiestar unleash their first mini-album and it's great, especially if you like R&B. If you're not a fan of R&B, you should probably avoid this one. Fiestar is a girl group formed by LOEN Entertainment in 2012, though they're currently under the Collabodadi […]