'1989': Taylor Swift Makes Her Triumphant Pop Debut (Album Review)

The year is 2014, and Taylor Swift has produced one of the strongest pop records of the year in 1989. But...her? Even if you've never counted yourself as a Taylor Swift fan (a Swiftie, for the sake of political correctness), it would be irresponsible (or impossible?) to look past her thunderous…


Kelly Clarkson Delivers Her Strongest Set Yet With 'Stronger' (Album Review)

Kelly Clarkson's come a long way in just under a decade. After becoming the first (and let's be real, still easily the best) winner of American Idol in 2002, the singer first made her official mark with 2003's Thankful, a debut collection complete with safe-yet-amazing post-Idol balladry…


Kelly Clarkson Teams Up with Back-Up Singers to Form (Not-So-Secret) Girl Band: Already Famous

And now for something COMPLETELY AMAZING. Kelly Clarkson has formed a (not-so-secret) band with her back-up singers, Jill Pickering and Kate Rapier. WHAT? Yes. Thanks to some truly stellar investigative work this weekend, devoted Kelly stans quickly began to realize that her trip to Oklahoma on…


Spark: The Delicate, Darling World of Natalie Walker

I was first introduced--sorry, introduuced to Indiana-born singer Natalie Walker back in 2006. Formerly a member of the trip-hop troupe Daughter Darling, Walker debuted amongst a surge of fellow indie-pop songstresses that dominated the blogosphere (not to mention the soundtracks of nearly every…


Imogen Heap to Launch Fourth Studio Album With Fan Collaboration Project Tomorrow: "#Heapsong1"

UK indie-pop darling Imogen Heap is no stranger to social media. Between countless video blogs, live Ustream sessions, Twitter chats, meet-ups and even going so far as to wear a fully functioning 'Twitter dress' to the 2010 Grammy Awards, Heap has always been one step ahead when it comes to…


Introduucing...Caroline Lufkin!

Genre: Dream-pop, shoegaze, indie electronica For Fans Of: Sally Shapiro, Late Night Alumni, M83, Imogen Heap I first discovered Caroline Lufkin back in freshman year of college. I'd heard nothing about her, except that she was the sister of J-Pop star Olivia Lukin (who I absolutely adore).…


A Star is Born: MuuMuse Interview with Starsmith!

She just couldn’t believe that what we’d ended up completely doing in my bedroom...was going to become what people would say would be the sound of the following year. If you've even been vaguely paying attention to the state of pop music in the U.K. at the moment, chances are you've heard of…


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's Nominations of Note for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Photo courtesy of The Grammys. There are 109 categories of nomination for a Grammy this year. I gave them all a brief looking-over, and these are the few that sparked my interest and are therefore most relevant to MuuMuse: BRITNEY SPEARS GETS A NOMINATION FOR DANCE RECORD OF THE YEAR WITH…


Imogen Heap: Ellipse (Album Review)

In 2005, Imogen Heap released the widely acclaimed Speak For Yourself, an album that dared to combine the catchiest of melodies with intricately crafted, self-produced electronica, challenging the very boundaries of pop music production. For Imogen's next undertaking, she decided to return to the…


Imogen Heap Interviewed by Naked Man for Pocket TV

And now, Imogen Heap sketching a naked man covered in fruit in her childhood cottage. If there were any interview from this era I'd suggest for you to watch, it would be this one. Oh, and that slapping sound in "Bad Body Double"? Ponder no more--Immi explains it all all here. (Hint: IT'S HER…


Listen to Imogen Heap's Ellipse Streaming Right Now!

This came out of NOWHERE! Or was this planned?! I don't know, but who cares--it's here! Click above to listen to Imogen Heap's ENTIRE new record, Ellipse, out on August 24th in the UK, August 25th worldwide. Purchase "First Train Home" on iTunes | MySpace | Official Website