MuuMuse Presents: The Top 50 Singles of 2013

The time is now: Here are my Top 50 Singles of 2013. As always, all of the songs featured on the list were released as a single this year. I've tried to keep them all as "official" as possible, although the idea of the traditional "single" is rapidly becoming a grey area in music — a conversation…


MuuMuse Presents: The Top 20 Albums of 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year again: A time to bicker, moan and fight about the year's most high profile releases and underrated gems. That's right — it's list season! Looking back, 2013 may very well go down as the Year of the Underdog in pop music. There's no doubt that, across the…


MuuMuse Presents: The Top 20 Albums of 2012

Earlier this week, I posted my favorite singles from 2012. And now, it's time for the albums. Unlike last year, 2012 was not a very strong year for mainstream pop acts--at all. Most of the releases from pop's biggest players, including P!nk, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha…


MuuMuse Presents: Top 50 Singles of 2012

It's that time of year again: A time to debate, bicker and bitch relentlessly--that's right, it's "Best Of" season! Below is a list of my Top 50 favorite singles from 2012, which will inevitably be crucified, panned and ultimately deemed worthless in various forums. Or maybe not! Maybe you'll love…


MuuMuse Presents: The Top 50 Singles of 2011

Two weeks ago, I presented my Top 25 Albums of 2011. Now...it's time for the Top 50 Singles of 2011! If the album list was tough, this was one step short of impossible, Shontelle style. Between rock-solid offerings from my favorite pop princesses, to stunning debut tracks from some of MuuMuse's…


MuuMuse Presents: The Top 25 Albums of 2011

There's no way around it: 2011 was an astoundingly good year in pop music. Not since the 2007 reign of Kylie's X, Britney's Blackout, Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad and Girl's Aloud's Tangled Up has there been such a strong showing in pop: We found love in the most hopeless of places, hung onto a…


MuuMuse Presents: The Top 50 Singles of 2010

Still hot from the Internet-killing, bandwidth-shattering success of yesterday's Top 40 Albums of 2010 list (including a most major of giveaways, in which I'm giving away ALL TEN ALBUMS that made the Top 10 of the list--you still have time to enter up until January 2!), I now present MuuMuse's Top…


MuuMuse Presents: The Top 40 Albums of 2010 (And A Very Special Giveaway!)

Here we go again: The end of another year in music! 2010 may well be remembered as the Year of the Future (if not the Year of All Hearts--hint hint!): A year of fembots, androids, bionic women and time-traveling adventures deep into the 22nd century. Space-age love stories and robo-dramatics…


MuuMuse Presents: The Top 20 Singles of 2009.

Well, the year is just about over now, which means that those "Best Of 2009" lists just won't let up anytime soon. Two weeks ago saw my "Top 40 Albums of 2009" list. Now, it's time to get down to the finest singles of the year. LET'S DO THIS. All chart and sales figures provided by Wikipedia. 20.…


MuuMuse Presents: MuuMuse's Best Albums of 2009.

Oh, 2009. What music to my ears! It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...and one of the greatest years in Pop music since--well, since 2007. Sorting out this list was truly difficult. All I want to do is reach out my arms and squeeze all of these little albums together for one,…


MuuMuse Presents: The Best Singles of 2008

Obnoxious I know, considering that I've only just posted the Best Albums of 2008. But alas, it's snowing...Hard. And when it's snowing this hard, there's only one thing to be done. BLOG. IT. UP. Somewhere after the top five single reviews, I wondered about how I would write up the remaining ten…


MuuMuse Presents: The Best of 2008

2008 was, in retrospect, a fabulous year for all things music. Madonna took a moment from rescuing babies to focus upon saving the world with her vagina in just under four minutes. Icons of the dance world including Grace Jones, Cyndi Lauper, and Donna Summer dusted off their aging vaginas to step…