Britney Spears: Femme Fatale (Album Review)

To review a new Britney Spears record, for me, is a bit like asking a crazed pageant mother if she believes her daughter is a star. Sure, she might have spilled apple juice (or Cheetos, more fittingly) all over her glitz costume, forgotten the steps to her baton routine halfway through the…


MuuMuse Approved: Avril Lavigne - Wish You Were Here

STOP YOUR LIFE. After nearly a decade of anticipation, Avril Lavigne has finally recorded a song that is as good as "Complicated." There's always been a curious dichotomy in Avril's sound. Since the beginning, half of her music has been a product of the hyperactive Dr. Luke punk-lite school of pop…


Daily B: Dr. Luke Reveals Snippet of New 'Femme Fatale' Track, "I Wanna Go"

THAT SNEAKY SNAKE! Just when everyone was settling into bed last night, Dr. Luke took to Twitter once again to leak another snippet from Britney's upcoming studio album, Femme Fatale. The track in question is the Max Martin & Shellback-produced "I Wanna Go," which, according to Ryan Seacrest, is…


Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden, Vol. 1

Fact: Every man, woman, and child in Sweden will, at one point, create amazing pop music. Admittedly, I just made that up. But really, the Scandinavian nation of less than 10 million people has produced a spectacular density of brilliant, heart-wrenching, lighters-aloft pop that puts the rest of…


Greek Superstar Helena Paparizou Unleashes New Single: "Baby It's Over"

Helena Paparizou, the Greek-Swedish chanteuse who first rocketed to fame after winning Eurovision in 2005, is about to release a new single that's definitely worth some attention: "Baby It's Over." The Auto-Tune happy, synth-pop heavy smash starts off like any other radio-friendly pop song of the…


Daily B: "Hold It Against Me" (Single Review)

SHUT THE FUCK UP AND TURN OFF THE SHUFFLE BECAUSE LITERALLY NO OTHER MUSIC MATTERS RIGHT NOW. "Hold It Against Me"--Britney's highly anticipated (what's the word for understatement of the fucking century?) new single from her as-of-yet untitled seventh studio album due out in March--has…


Ke$ha: Cannibal (Album Review)

For every Dr. Luke production, there is an equal and opposite Dr. Luke reproduction. With Cannibal, Ke$ha takes her debut (Animal) and gives it the Lady Gaga repackaging formula that worked so well in 2009: As The Fame Monster is to The Fame, Cannibal is a one-upping the original Animal package…


Daily B: Britney Spears Records Max Martin/Dr. Luke Song, I Lose Sleep Over It

HUSH. JUST. STOP. The Queen has tweeted: Just finished recording a monster with @TheDoctorLuke and #MaxMartin. Get ready.... -Britney For anyone who didn't know (and by now you damn well should), Max Martin and Dr. Luke are responsible for the biggest songs of Britney's career, including "3,"…


Pink Remains Loud, Raises Her Glass to Freaks for Greatest Hits Single

First, Kanye was toasting the douchebags. Now it's Pink's turn to raise a glass, and she's dedicating this one to the underdogs. "Raise Your Glass" is the Max Martin-produced lead single from Pink's upcoming greatest hits, Greatest Hits...So Far!!, due out in mid-November. The song is very much…


Introduucing...Champagne Riot!

This is Champagne Riot, an electro-pop Danish duo made up of members Caspar Bock and Anders Reuter. Now, I know what you're all thinking: "But Bradley darling, isn't all music created in Scandinavian pop perfection by default?" Yes, my dearest Muuser...you're quite right, and Champagne Riot is…


Katy Perry: Teenage Dream (Album Review)

Katy Perry is probably the only pop star I could ever feel compelled to deem a "guilty pleasure." In my opinion, there are two types of catchy in the world: The one with pop hooks so well-crafted you'll want them replaying in your head until the end of time ("Umbrella," "Just Dance"), and then…


Daily B: Where Are You Now? A Britney Appreciation Post

It's been a minute since I've done a Britney appreciation post. Let's, yes? As most true Brit fans know, Britney Spears does have a voice. Any argument otherwise is simply absurd. While I've got a lot of 'moments' I like to pick out in order to demonstrate her powerhouse potential, one of the…