Guest Muuse: Sam Lansky's "Fame Fatale: The Rise of Sky Ferreira"

So, this is something new and interesting. The night before my interview with Sky Ferreira, I received a vaguely mysterious e-mail from MuuMuse reader Sam Lansky with an attachment entitled "Fame Fatale." The e-mail suggested that the attached may assist me in preparing for my interview. As soon…


Christina Aguilera: Bionic (Album Review)

Reinvention can be a tricky thing. The Bionic campaign began with the promise of a pop superstar's futuristic return to the scene after an extended love affair with '20s and '30's-inspired vintage sound. On the way back (to the future, if you will), Christina Aguilera would confront setback after…


January 24: Performances that Happened This Weekend

From the NRJ Awards in France on January 23, a performance of "Russian Roulette" from the impossibly chic Rihanna. The singer would later go on to win the International Female Artist of the Year that night. Congratulations, Riri! On Friday night, Madonna performed "Like a Prayer" for the Hope for…


The Keri Hilson Situation: The Brilliance of "I Like" in an Imperfect World

It's a familiar situation: The songwriter seeking to transition to the stage. For some artists, it's worked. For others, not so much: While it seems Lady Gaga has all but eclipsed the songwriter title with her newly found icon status, other incredibly talented heavyweights, including Cathy Dennis…


Coming to Record Stores Near You: MuuMuse's Most Anticipated for 2010...Part Two.

One just wasn't enough. A little while after posting my initial "Most Anticipated" list for 2010 (read: approximately three seconds), I realized that I had left out far too many important upcoming releases that merit an equal amount of attention. Let's keep it going with another installment then!…