Reanimation

Welcome back to the real world, Muusers. I hope you've all had a smashing weekend. I myself took an extended vacation into NYC, living la vie Bohème as I oft do, smoking hookah by day and selling my naughty bits by night. Don't remember a second of the trip, but I'm sure I've had myself a blast.…


One Scoop Retro...Two Scoops Now.

Hold on to your hard hats, everyone--it's time to take a brief sweep through Pitchfork territory. Go ahead and gather up the 1980's (sans the Speak-N-Spell), dark pop, sprinkles (shots, if you will) of indie-electro shivers, Anthony Gonzales, and a few good producers including Ken Thomas, Ewan…


Alanis: A Duel Perspective

If you weren't already aware, Alanis Morrissette's got a new record out, and it's quite good. But don't take it from just me...take it from me and my guest writer, RJ (AutomaticTLC). RJ: I live the American dream and can back this up with one simple trait that over two-thirds of Americans all…


Flashing Lights...Again

After the under-performance of arrogant rap star Kanye West's divalicious single "Flashing Lights," the official promotional video has been re-shot in a completely new direction, with a more mainstream vision. While the second edit most definitely goes a long with the theme of the song better,…


When Life Gives You Lemons...

The critically acclaimed and underground Hip-Hop duo Atmosphere have been pumping out some of the most influential songs since the early 1990's, but its 0n their sixth album, cleverly titled When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold that has earned them airtime on entertainment outlets…


Not Bad

Well, this was a surprise! I came into listening to the first single from baby B's second album, "I Decided," with lower expectations and a high preparedness for nausea inducing vocal works. But wait...what's this? Far from the searing style of her sister, Solange's song is a nice, refreshing nod…


Night Life Boogie

I promised myself that I would muster the strength to review the dueling duo of comebacks, a la Donna Summer and Cyndi Lauper) in one go, but I just can't do it. Why? Because I'm stuck. Stuck! I cannot move past track two of Lauper's quite-better-than-okay return to the dancefloor in full length…


Kitty Kats

And here I thought they were laying the brand to rest after riding the high of their ultimately successful album, PCD. But alas, I was mistaken! The Pussycat Dolls are back with a comeback single--and boy, it's a hot one. "When I Grow Up" isn't so much a departure from the sound of the first album…


Ghost In The Machine

In a word, haunting. Instilling unconventional vocals along with distorted '80's power synth sounds, Zeigeist just may be the new "it" group to lead their proudly pop-happy country to the top of the pop charts yet again. Chock full of unforgettable riffs and crisp electro noises from the…


Quirky Beauty

I made a little Muusical faux-pas tonight, mentioning the album but forgetting to post my review of Martha Wainwright's spectacular second full length album, I Know You're Married, But I've Got Feelings Too. And yes, the title's perfection is on par with the album's contents. Now yes, this is…


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…