Unperfect

Sound of the Unperfect: Xenomania's New Girl Group Makes Their Debut

Xenomania is a name near and dear to my heart, conjuring cherished memories of gift-wrapped kitty cats and angels with dirty faces. The prolific UK production house, helmed by pop genius Brian Higgins, is largely responsible for shaping my pop sensibilities during my most impressionable years: from…


Girls Aloud Unreleased

Fling My Soul Overboard: Unreleased Girls Aloud Gems Leak on the Eve of Their 15th Anniversary

On November 30, 2002, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini Payne, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Sarah "HJ on CBB" Harding were selected to form a girl group on Popstars: The Rivals, resulting in what would become Britain's biggest-selling girl group of the 21st century: the…


Nadine Coyle Go To Work

"Go To Work": Nadine Coyle Turns Your Nine to Five Into a Good Time (Review)

"You better work, work it, girl..." "You better work, bitch." "Work, work, work, work, work..." There are very few enduring truths in Pop, but one remains reliably valid to this day: a suggestion to work will always result in a great tune. In the grand tradition of "Work"-ing girls, from RuPaul to…


Gossip: Perfect World (Video Premiere)

It's the video premiere for Gossip's gorgeous new Brian Higgins-produced single, "Perfect World"--and we're being brought to church! So what exactly exists in a perfect world, according to the sacred hymn of Beth Ditto? Stained glass, fire, candelabras and slender gymnast-dancers, amongst other…


The Saturdays Premiere New Single "My Heart Takes Over," Reveal 'On Your Radar' Album Details

After adding "bad girl" to their CV with "Notorious" and making the party super naughty on the hot, hot, hot "All Fired Up," the lovely ladies known collectively as The Saturdays have decided to take the BPM down a few notches with "My Heart Takes Over," the third single from their upcoming studio…


The Saturdays Pack Serious Heat on New Single, "All Fired Up"

In late May, UK pop quintet The Saturdays released their Top 10 hit "Notorious," the lead single from their as-of-yet untitled third studio album. Filled with faux-tough girl taunts ("My resume says I'm a bad girl") and strut-friendly (if not slightly cheap) electro stabs, "Notorious" separated…


On Music and Mist Burgers: A Very MuuMuse Interview with Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud

The greatest part about the rapidly globalizing state of the music industry is that, thanks to the the Internet, music lovers worldwide have the ability to indulge in popular music from far-off territories while developing a strong kinship with fellow fans. The downfall, of course, is that no one…


Florrie Returns with 'Experiments EP' (Album Review)

After the release of her critically acclaimed Introduction EP back in 2010, UK singer-songwriter-drummer Florrie is back for another round. The former Xenomania in-house band member--who first rose to prominence as a solo artist after giving away a handful of electro-pop gems produced by Fred…


Spike Heels and Skin Tight Jeans: An Ode to "Graffiti My Soul," A Perfect Xenomania Production

In light of the recent news/gossip published in the UK's The Sun about Britney's alleged sessions with powerhouse pop production team Xenomania (seizing, crying), I've decided a Xenomania appreciation post is in order. While there are simply too many brilliant Xenomania productions to count…


Tracklisting To The Greatest Pop Album Of 2009

Alright, so the celebration is still a bit premature. Still, this is may-jah: It's the official tracklisting to the upcoming Pet Shop Boys album, Yes! 1. Love etc. 2. All over the world 3. Beautiful people 4. Did you see me coming? 5. Vulnerable 6. More than a dream 7. Building a wall 8. King of…