Girls Aloud: Out Of Control (Review)

It is Friday, October 31st, approximately five days since the Great Leak of '08. Scouring my "Recently Played" list this afternoon, it has dawned on me (with a great deal of terror and a slight tingle of pride) that I have quite literally only listened to Girls Aloud's Out Of Control for the entire…


Grace Jones: Hurricane (Review)

Grace Jones is ferocious. She is a frightening, feisty glamazon that seems to be ignoring the banality of the process known as aging with her bold, chiseled features and statuesque natural beauty. She is a style icon and a pop culture legend, entirely approachable in person and staggeringly…


Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Live In Boston (Review)

My sugar is raw. The glittery, pink gumball rolls down the path, picking up speed as it winds itself around the twists and turns of the metal track. Suddenly, its path straightens, heading straight toward us. The ball flings itself off the tracks from sheer inertia, spinning faster and faster as…


Björk: Nattura (Single Review)

'Twas a bit unexpected! "Nattura" is Björk's latest featuring Thom Yorke, a brand new release to carry us out of the miserable Volta era. Good riddance! According to Pitchfork, the song "'highlights a grass roots movement in Iceland to reclaim the country’s natural resources and wilderness from…


Alesha Dixon: The Boy Does Nothing

Unsurprisingly, the new Alesha Dixon track is as amazing as it's been made out to be. If not more, really. This ought to come as no surprise. Lest we forget, Mizz Dixon was already to be lauded and revered for a certain shelved release a few months back. Let us pray The Alesha Show drops as…


Boa: Eat You Up

At long last, BoA's American debut track "Eat You Up" has found its way onto the net! As suggested through the preview clips, its a pretty bold, bassy stomper. Benefiting from some nice Bloodyshy & Avant vocal gymnastics, the bridge to this bad boy is absolutely lush, hovering somewhere just…


Grace Jones: Bleeding Love

Another day, another single. I can't believe it's finally coming true, but the Hurricane is steadily hurtling toward our shores! Well...Europe's shores. Still! Yesterday saw the Internet debut of "William's Blood," the second single off of Grace Jones' latest studio album. Just as Pop Magazine…


On Womanizer...

Now that I've got my thoughts in order: "Womanizer," at first listen, is not nearly as immediate as Britney's previous "comeback" single. It is jaunty, erratic, and overly repetitive; a far cry from the dark, thumping disco of "Gimme More." But that doesn't mean it's not impressive. Scattered…


The Promise: First Thoughts

A countdown!A key change!Horns!Nadine!EPIC. It felt like I was briefly stuck inside of a glittering '80's TV theme song swirled around with Bond theme undertones and topped with a dash of disco glam...I want it again! Can the Aloud ever do wrong in my eyes*? *No. EDIT: I can't hold it in…


That's Not My Usual Sound.

How now...Here we have the Ting Tings in rare form for their next single, "Be The One." Namely, a nonirritating form. "Be The One" is a quick and lovely moment, unlike the last two noisy clangers of much sonic boom and little substance. The accompanying video is quite nice as well, though I have…


The Summer Daze of Natalie Walker

As the seasons begin to transition and the nights grow cooler, Natalie Walker’s second solo album might be just the cure for those of us longing for one more touch of the sun’s fading light. Originally the lead vocals of the brilliant trip-hop group Daughter Darling, Walker eventually launched…


Here Comes The Suga

Many people have been throwing their two cents in on the whole new Sugababes campaign, so I figured I'd throw a few pennies of my own in as well: The first 47 seconds: 9.5/10Thereafter: 2.5/10Oh, and Girls Aloud could have done it better. They're too busy preparing their (better) first single,…