Introducing...Charlotte Sometimes

I think this could be the beginning of something really lovely. For no reason in particular, I accidentally stumbled upon the MySpace of up-and-coming artist, Charlotte Sometimes while avoiding my studies. With a genre label of "Nu-Jazz/Alternative/Pop" (ooh!), I was naturally quite intrigued.…


Punching Gold

When I heard "Creator," I didn't want to like her. Sure, it was good...but that's M.I.A.'s territory! So, I neglected to listen to her debut album for many weeks. Finally, I decided to check out her video for "L.E.S. Artistes," which came out recently. Only now do I realize that my criticism was…


Portishead Returns With Sounds To Die For...Literally.

Post written by guest blogger, RJ Kozain. The drawn out bass and hip-hop melodies that made Portishead one of the driving forces of the trip-hop genre may be gone, but the vocals, lyrics, instrumental moods that make you want to hang yourself from your repressed depression are all still as vibrant…


Who's That Girl?

I do a lot of strange things in the shower. I sing, I dance, I [insert lyrics to Britney Spears' "Touch of my Hand" here,] but I also think about things. Like, really deep things. Tonight's shower subject was the deepest of the deep: ROBYN IS RELEASING HER INTERNATIONALLY 2005 RELEASED…


Hard Truth About Hard Candy

Read on for my incredibly long, incredibly serious review of Madonna's 11th studio album, Hard Candy! Madonna truly does want to devour the world. In 2005, Confessions On A Dance Floor further cemented her status as an icon within discotheques around the world, as well as a seat upon the throne as…


The GAME is On

Both of their album covers are mind blowing eyegasms and you can almost see the pixie dust floating through the air song after song. This is the fiercest of the fierce, the best of the best, corniest of the corny and, at times, sluttiest of the sluts. We're talking about Perfume's sophomore…


I'm Not Gonna Write You A L.O.V.E. Song

This is a review of Ashlee Simpson's latest album, Bittersweet World. I present to you, the reader, a choice: You can continue on reading, or you can indignantly scowl and scroll away. I know the temptation to leave is burning deep into your fingertips. Trust me, I don't blame you, but I do beg…


Don't Tell 'Em What You Know About Me...

Alas, my latest Swedish delight to stumble upon! Her name is Britta Persson, a refreshing indie-pop treat. Quite airy like Lykke Li and complete with a country twang in the vein of Nina Persson (of The Cardigans...related?) She released her second album, Hollywood Kill Me, back in January in the…


More Witching Hours, New Day

Ladytron’s new album Velocifero, is still about two months away from a physical release, but for the more digital minded, the album has already arrived in leaked form in the past few days. Still in keeping with their more mainstream electronica sound, the album plays much like an addendum to…