'Freetown Sound', Dev Hynes' Album for the Under Appreciated, Blesses Us with New Carly Rae Jepsen & Nelly Furtado

In Dev Hynes, we trust. If you're not already a Blood Orange enthusiast or a pop nerd who's found his name featured within your favorite pop diva's album liner notes, chances are still pretty high that, even unknowingly, you're still a big fan. Dev isn't as much of a prolific pop penner like Sia,…


Nelly Furtado Returns with "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)"

Nelly Furtado is back! Exciting! Six years since her absolutely amazing 2006 English effort Loose, the multilingual Canadian crooner returns with "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)," the first single from her upcoming (and oft-delayed) 2012 record, The Spirit Indestructible. (Not to be confused with…


MuuMuse's Most Anticipated of 2012 (Part Two!)

Oh, you want MOAH? Well, I'll give you more! On Friday, I posted the first batch of MuuMuse's Most Anticipated releases of 2012--round-up of what we already know, what we've already heard, what we want to hear in the next year. Naturally, one post just isn't enough--so here's round two! Girls…


Put Your Hands Up: Interview with...NERVO!

As the scribes behind such colossal pop smashes as David Guetta and Kelly Rowland's "When Love Takes Over," Ke$ha's "Fuck Him (He's A DJ)" and Kylie Minogue's "Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)," it's safe to say that Liv and Mim Nervo--more commonly known as the Nervo Twins--know a thing or…


It's A Hard Knock Lloyd: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (October 16)

So, since so many of my Muusers (three actual requests) have been demanding that I do a weekly wrap-up of the X Factor performance night. I've decided to fulfill those wishes/dreams/desires. The show was boring in spots, so I've decided to highlight only the moments I had things to say about.…


Hey, You Know What Was An Amazing Song? LL Cool J's "Control Myself" (featuring Jennifer Lopez)

That's right. You heard me: "Control Myself" was a goddamn jam. Are you familiar? Yes/no? Let's discuss. Let me take you back a little--four years ago, to be exact. The year was 2006. It was a fine year: The Timbaland takeover was just at its glorious peak with Nelly Furtado's Loose and Justin…


Nelly Furtado, Jenny Lewis to be Featured on Sundance's Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...

Full disclosure: One of my advertisers is paying me to promote this upcoming show for Sundance. That being said, this post's inclusion on MuuMuse is based on the fact that I'm genuinely excited by the program's concept and its upcoming guests. Starting this year, the Sundance Channel has…


Tiesto: Kaleidoscope (Album Review)

Arguably one of the world's greatest trance DJs, Dutch producer Tiesto has continued to redefine the boundaries of trance music with his signature emotive style and arena-ready sound for over fifteen years. For his fourth major studio release Kaleidoscope, the premiere producer of trance sought…


MPHO Announces Second Single "See Me Now"

Here now is the second single off of MPHO's upcoming debut Pop Art, "See Me Now." As you can see/hear, it is an all-around "good" track with lots of strings and hand-clappy bits. The beat brings Alesha Dixon's "Let's Get Excited" to mind and, for some reason, Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" for no…


DJ Tiesto Bringing "It" With Fifth Album, Kaleidoscope.

You know how I proclaimed the upcoming Basement Jaxx album to be the "Compendium of Cool" after seeing the tracklisting and whatnot? Well, I think the duo's been one-upped already. Enter DJ Tiësto, renowned Dutch DJ and electronica extraordinaire. For his aptly-titled fifth studio album,…


Nelly Furtado Teases With "Manos Al Aire"

So this is the high budget 'teaser' for Nelly Furtado's upcoming Spanish single, "Manos Al Aire," which will precede an album release on September 26. After ten years of study in the language, I have deduced that the title translates roughly to "Manos: The Hands Of Fate." The song sounds both very…


First Listen: Danity's Leaking Now.

MTV is now leaking Danity Kane's new album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, on The Leak. I'm reviewing the tracks as they come through: Welcome to the Dollhouse (Opening) - Yeah, I saw that coming. The spin of a key, the music box playing, and the omnipresent Diddy announcing the return of Danity Kane.…