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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: Brett Gleason: Brett Gleason

written by Barnaby Thornton When Brett Gleason opens his mouth, honey-tarred bullets fly out. A slow-fire of piercing lyrics wrapped in the syrupy shell of his beautifully rich baritone voice… On his debut album (self-titled), the Brooklyn-based singer continues to pair the blood and thunder of electronic rock, with more intimate piano-centric songwriting....
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VIDEO: BANKS – “Drowning”


Now this is a different sort of video from Banks. Not that there's anything wrong with that. We love her and think she's borderline flawless. We're hoping she'll have a big breakthrough single like Lorde did with "Royals" and get the larger audience that she...
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RED HOT SONG ALERT: THE TALKS: “RADIO”


Now here's something you don't hear on Love is Pop very often: a ska tune! (In our defense, this is probably the first ska tune we've ever been sent, so we can't be blamed for not covering any before.) It's a bright and vibrant tune called...
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EP SPOTLIGHT: POLICA: RAW EXIT

Love is Pop favorite Poliça is releasing a deluxe edition of the band’s incredible Shulamith album, a record that shimmers with enough kaleidoscopic colors to temporarily blind you. One listen to the beautiful work of alt/art pop and you’ll never forget it. It’s the audio equivalent of seeing a famous painting in person...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: KELIS: FOOD

I have to begin this by saying that it took some effort — I’m talking several listenings — before this album started to grow on me. I think it’s because I am so in love with her last album, Flesh Tone, and I wanted her to make another futuristic electro-pop album like that....
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  • FAR EAST MENTION MANNEQUIN'S: FXXK BOYZ GET MONEY
    FAR EAST MENTION MANNEQUIN'S: FXXK BOYZ GET MONEY Release Date:  7/30/14 Label:  Avex We think this song's title sums it up just fine. Read on if it doesn't offend you. Apparently, this often dubbed "plastic" duo -- also known as FEMM -- is a serious Youtube sensation. To that end, they have several singles available in the iTunes U.
  • RIHWA: CHOU CREAM
    RIHWA: CHOU CREAM Release Date:  7/1/14 Label:  TOY'S FACTORY Rihwa rocks. No, really. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Rihwa begins her new series of singles, following the recent release of her under-rated album Borderless, with "Chou Cream." Whether you're a Rihwa fan or naysayer, chances are you have a certain sort of song pop into your he
  • GIRL'S DAY: GIRL`S DAY EVERYDAY #4
    GIRL'S DAY: GIRL`S DAY EVERYDAY #4 Release Date:  7/16/14 Label:  Loen Entertainment Girl's Day return with a new summer-themed mini-album. It's great, but the "intro" is the best track, leaving one wishing it was a complete song. The new Girl's Day mini-album is called Girl's Day Everyday #4, but there's a slight prob
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    FLOWER: Nettaigyo no Namida Release Date:  6/11/14 Label:  Sony Music Entertainment Flower is a sub-unit of E-Girls, the massive J-Pop group that also includes every member of Dream, Happiness, Bunny and EGD. The funny thing about this is that Flower are consistently releasing music that is far superior to the music of E-Girls. Flower is a sub-unit of E-Girl
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    Mika Nakashima X Miliyah Kato: FIGHTER / GIFT Release Date:  6/4/14 Label:  Sony Music Mika Nakashima and Miliyah Kato have joined forces with producer/arranger DJ Taku of m-flo for the Japanese theme song of The Amazing Spider-man 2, "Fighter," and it's a rather heavy rock tune. Mika Nakashima and Miliyah Kato have joined forces with producer