Ariana Grande Positions Album

'Positions': Ariana Grande Is Horny on Main (Album Review)

"You might need a seatbelt when I ride it..." Ariʸᵘʰna Grande is in the mood. As arguably the reigning pop "It" girl of the moment, the "Break Free" singer is plenty confident in her skills, even if she doesn't always necessarily seem to feel comfortable with the idea of holding that position on…


'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…


Beyoncé: 4 (Album Review)

If you're looking for Sasha Fierce, don't bother: She's gone. Well, not entirely--she's certainly still there twerking her hips above the militant beat of "Run The World (Girls)" and the frenzied horn-filled club bounce of "Countdown," but for the most part, the divalicious alter ego of one of the…


Joe Jonas Premieres Debut Solo Single: "See No More"

Today, Joe Jonas unleashed his debut solo single upon the world: "See No More." So, how is it? It's good! It's very, very good. Produced by Brian Kennedy and co-penned by Chris Brown, "See No More" is a modern, aching Ryan Tedder-esque power-pop/R&B ballad: "All I keep seeing is your picture / But…


Introduucing...Kay!

Genre: Dance-pop, electro Sounds like: Ke$ha, Uffie, Jessie and the Toy Boys Meet Kay, nee Kay Kristin Boutillier, the newest electropop princess on the block who already seems poised for world domination. Kay first popped up on my radar just over a year ago, when her glitchy, ambient…


Introduucing...Talay Riley!

Sounds like: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland Genre: Urban pop, R&B, electro-pop Ten-HUT! Meet Talay Riley, a 20-year-old UK artist signed to Jive Records. Back in the summer of 2010, Riley released his debut single, "Humanoid." Like the bulk of 2010 (or really, the latter half of the decade), Riley's…


Adele: 21 (Album Review)

On January 24, Adele will release 21 in the UK, the highly anticipated follow-up to her Grammy Award winning debut, 19. There's been an outpouring of overwhelmingly positive critical praise surrounding this record from various media outlets over the past few weeks, so I'm going to caution you…


Daily B: Dr. Luke Wants Britney to Get 'Harder,' Remains Otherwise Vague

It's been a while. Today, Billboard posted a video clip of Dr. Luke conducting a Q&A during the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, in which he spoke about the project that everyone wants to know about: The seventh Britney studio album, tentatively due out in spring 2011. (WATCH) The main points…


She Can Do It Better: Interview with Matisse!

A few weeks ago, I introduuced Matisse to MuuMuse, the up-and-coming dance floor vixen (and former member of sister act Brit & Alex) responsible for the summer smash, "Better Than Her." (LISTEN) The singer is currently busy cooking up the contents of her debut album due out in Spring 2011,…


Hear A Preview of Cheryl Cole's "The Flood" (...And Also The Whole Album?)

A one minute preview of "The Flood," the expected second single to be lifted from Cheryl Cole's Messy Little Raindrops, is now available on Cheryl's official website/album unlock-er thingy. Sure it's a bit of a soggy Tedder-esque plodder, but I'm LOVING that chorus! I just wasn't expecting those…


Taking a Peek Behind Kelly Rowland's "Rose Colored Glasses"

Kelandria Rowland may be facing her fair share of setbacks recently, but the release of "Rose Colored Glasses" is continuing on as planned. Check out a preview of the upcoming Rankin-directed clip for her newest single (he's certainly having a banner year what with Sky Ferreira and Kelis, isn't…


Teenage Dreamz: Interview With...Sky Ferreira!

The thing is I don't know when to shut my mouth. That' the problem. Sky Ferreira is an 'it' girl. Immortalized by the industry's top photographers (Rankin, for instance, took the snapshot above), suited and styled by the most desirable modern couturiers, and produced by arguably the biggiest names…