Jordin Sparks Releases New Single; Considers Blacksmithing

Jordin Sparks has a new single out. It is called "Battlefield." No, it's not a Pat Benatar cover. Yes, it was written by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic "fame." It sounds like Kelly Clarkson's "Impossible," which was produced by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic "fame." It also sounds like Beyoncé's "Halo,"…


I Do Not Throw Up

Muusers, I bring to you: Kelly Clarkson on the brink of barf. Honestly, who's having themselves a laugh in the design department tonight? You've gone and wedged the girl into of a giant stick of butter, feathered it to death, and then snapped a shot of her at a most unfortunate stage of…


Exactly What I Wanted.

No, Kelly Clarkson, this is about you again. God--sit down already. You've already got the #1 record for two weeks in a row now, the least you can do is stop frequenting my blog and go out to celebrate already. Some singers,I swear to God... How exactly does one improve upon an album that could…


Kelly Clarkson: All I Ever Wanted (Album Review)

Forgive me: It's taken a while to roll this one out, and for absolutely no particular reason at all (aside from my ambiguous stance on the entire album). Seeing as the release date is in just two days, I took to locking myself in a small room to immerse myself within the sights and sounds of Kelly…


Kelly Clarkson: The Day We Fell Apart

Oh my God. If this is supposed to be considered "bonus" territory, I can't even begin to fathom an album track. "The Day We Fell Apart" is a bonus track on the deluxe edition of All I Ever Wanted, Kelly Clarkson's upcoming album set to drop on March 10. Yet another stomper of sorts to add to the…


MuuMuse Most Anticipated: 2009 Edition

Come every January, the promise and excitement of new music releases for the new year lies tantalizingly close upon the horizon. Though dozens of fabulous albums will be released this year, I thought I’d compile a list of some of my most heart-pumping, bar-raising anticipated releases for 2009.…


Kelly Clarkson: My Life Would Suck Without You

WOW. You're now listening to Kelly Clarkson's rapid rise back into the spotlight. It really is "Since U Been Gone" sans angst...plus poppers for good measure! Massive chorus for the Clarkson-meister. Sure it's the same ol', same ol' Max Martin/Dr. Luke production, but I'm still not bothered by the…


Most Of What I Wanted

First, the good news: Kelly Clarkson's new album, All I Ever Wanted (not Masquerade, as widely rumoured across the interwebs), will be released on March 17th. And now for something completely off-putting. Honestly? What is this, a promo shot for the revival of Solid Gold? The cover is clearly a…


Kelly Clarkson Can Lick The Lollipop

How, now! To start off the new year right, it's the cover for Kelly Clarkson's new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You"! I still don't know how I feel about it. Aside from the overly obvious rendezvous her people must have had with Mariah Carey's retoucher, I'm 75% certain that I approve. I'd…


Rachael Yamagata: Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart

What a way we've come from Happenstance. Following up her striking debut album from nearly four years ago, Rachael Yamagata has returned to the scene with her collection Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into The Heart. The album is really a two-part collection: The first ten tracks, comprising Elephants,…


Pink Is The New Pink

Opening up with a mockish piano ballad, Alicia "P!nk" Moore quickly drives a stake into her momentary bout of sweet with a whining declaration of, "Ahh...Fuck it!" on top of a kicked up drum beat. It's classic Pink, impatient as always. Much like her fantastical faux-rap "Cuz I Can," P!nk takes…


New Kelly

It's funny how these kinds of things crop up whenever I start revisiting my obsession with an artist. In this case, Kelly Clarkson. I had been watching her performance of "Stuff Like That There" just yesterday, wondering what her new sound would be like. I haven't really mentioned her here…