#REVIEW: CHER – “CLOSER TO THE TRUTH”
There are few things I am absolutely certain of in life. Cher delivering a solid Album however, is one thing I can be sure of. Although I'm totally dating myself by saying so, the Pop Culture Icon was a huge part of my younger years with Songs like If I Could Turn Back Time, Just Like Jesse James and even Believe, which still today is a Staple on AC Radio, basically defining my life. Not only do I enjoy these Songs, I full-on am belt-in-the-Shower passionate about them. There is a ...
#REVIEW – SELENA GOMEZ – “STARS DANCE”
Stars Dance marks Actress/Pop Star Selena Gomez's Solo Debut sans the help of her Band The Scene, the eleven track Collection having her pick-up in similar territory to where she left off with excellent 2011 Pop Gem, When the Sun Goes Down.
Several Heavyweights lend a hand on Production here and although my impression is that the Tracks just aren't quite as infectious as her last effort, this Disc artistically has Gomez taking several risks, letting go a couple extra notches as she grows ...
#REVIEW: ROBIN THICKE – “BLURRED LINES”
I don't often review Albums, but when I do, it is because it is remarkable. I've always enjoyed Robin Thicke's Vocals but one thing that has prevented me from becoming a bigger Fan always was that I felt his Music geared to a demographic outside my Pop Sensibilities. Blurred Lines is his sixth studio Disc and this Album for me, is a near-Masterpiece. Thicke successfully takes his signature Soul, embracing the Electronic-Pop trend which has been dominating the airwaves for the past few years ...
#REVIEW: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – “THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE”
Love changes everything and Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, only his third Solo Disc in a Music Career which has spanned an impressive 18 years, illustrates exactly this. Re-teaming with Mega-Producers Timbaland and Jerome Harmon, the Album best can be described as being subtle, lush, elegant and without a doubt his most musical to date. Those Fans expecting more Dance Floor-oriented material like SexyBack, Like I Love You or Rock Your Body, might be in for a bit of a shock here ...
#REVIEW: KELLY CLARKSON – “GREATEST HITS – CHAPTER 1”
This is quite possibly the best idea in quite some time. After a v. successful 10 years in the Industry since her ascension to fame back in 2002, the original American Idol -Kelly Clarkson - has proven herself a real Megastar and her longevity is undeniable. Sony Music Canada releases her Greatest Hits - Chapter 1, in stores now, and I cannot stress again just how wonderful it really is. With 17 Tracks featuring her best work, you'll find yourself fumbling for the "repeat" button as the listen ...
#REVIEW: CHRISTINA AGUILERA – “LOTUS”
By far her most cohesive Album, Christina Aguilera proves that seventh time's the charm on Lotus, her latest offering after a two-year absence following 2010's patch Bionic. Drawing on the inspiration which came from her Divorce from Music Marketer Jordan Bratman, her experiences as a Mother, the disappointment surrounding that last lowest-selling Disc and also her big Stint on NBC's The Voice, Aguilera definitely has lots of ground to cover here.
Co-writing seven of the Disc's twelve ...
#REVIEW: ONE DIRECTION – “TAKE ME HOME”
Although it really hasn't been that long since their Debut Disc Up All Night surfaced Stateside - it was actually just March 2012 to be precise - the much-talked-about Sophomore effort from international Pop Sensations One Direction, strikes right in-time for the Holiday Rush. Directioners can rejoice as Take Me Home along with the mass following of Fans they've accumulated over the past couple years, grows-up together with them, capturing perfectly what it means to be a Teenager transitioning ...
#REVIEW: CHRISTINA PERRI – “A VERY MERRY PERRI CHRISTMAS”
Just perfect. Relative-Newcomer Christina Perri releases a stunning six-track EP right in-time for the Holidays, titled A Very Merry Perri Christmas via Warner Music Canada. This Collection almost is necessary as a reminder of how remarkable an instrument of a Voice she has, especially with her having been under-the-radar much since stellar success of last year's Jar of Hearts.
Original Track Something About Christmas is absolutely stunning, possessing the beauty of another era captured in ...
#REVIEW: NO DOUBT – “PUSH AND SHOVE”
The pressure is on for No Doubt, the 33-million selling international Ska-Pop Sensation, whom after an absence of 11 years return to the Music Scene with their sixth Disc, Push and Shove. What to expect though after that long a hiatus, which saw Frontwoman Gwen Stefani embark on a successful Solo Career, at once solidifying herself as a Force in the World of Fashion?
This Collection of eleven songs first and foremost showcases a deeper level of Maturity, which Fans might either embrace or ...
#REVIEW: CARLY RAE JEPSEN – “KISS”
Don't be fooled by the short-shorts and girly bangs, Carly Rae Jepsen is a Naughty Girl. Jepsen's debut major label Disc Kiss, however has never made being bad sound so good with its Seduce-your-Boyfriend Lyrics. I mean, we've already heard what she has to offered in her Collaboration with Owl City in Good Time and we liked it and need I mention Billboard Magazine's 2012 Song of the Summer, Call Me Maybe? Surely all involved with Project Jepsen are aware of the dangers of One-Hit Wonderdom ...