Top 10 Songs of 2018

The Top 60 Songs of 2018

The year is almost over, and I still loathe lists. In fact, I sat down to do this about seven times and simply couldn't do it. So...I won't. And you can't make me! Instead, I'm choosing to take you through a very cool, urban and interesting journey through my favorite songs of the year in no real…


Marlene Ji Nilsson Ear Candy

'Ear Candy': Marlene & Ji Nilsson Provide a Dreamy, Summery Dance-Pop Treat

As far as I'm concerned, Marlene has never once led us astray. From 2013's "Bon Voyage" all the way up to "Next To Me" - objectively one of the best songs of 2017 - the under-the-radar Swedish Dream's served up sumptuous pop for years. She doesn't come 'round that often, but whenever she does,…


The Top Songs of 2017 MuuMuse

The Top 20 Songs of 2017

Surprise: I'm breaking with tradition. As opposed to doing a complete Top 100 Singles list as I've done for the past almost-decade or so (today is the ten year anniversary of MuuMuse, by the way), I've decided to take a different approach. Not because there aren't more than enough good songs out…


"Stay Awake": Swedish Newcomer Marlene Gets It Right Again

You may or may not remember Marlene, the Swedish songstress who made a splash with her stunning synth-pop debut single (alliteration overload!), "Bon Voyage." Well, she's officially back for more. "Stay Awake" is Marlene's second single, released at the end of January. And, oof — the Swede-pop…


Marlene, "Bon Voyage": A New Swedish Pop Star Is Born

What? Could it possibly be? A Swede-pop darling delivering slick, left-of-center electro-pop that sounds both radio-friendly and forward-thinking all at the same time? Go on, then! Meet Marlene, a newly debuted Swedish electro-pop diva with a truly excellent song: "Bon Voyage." "Bon Voyage" is…