Fact: There are few more fanciful or majestic things in this world than the dulcet sound of Miss Kylie Minogue crooning her classics alongside a massive live orchestra.
Now, after years of teasing the idea to fans, Kylie is releasing The Abbey Road Sessions on November 6, a collection of some of Kylie’s greatest hits re-recorded as orchestral arrangements at the legendary London recording studio.
The collection includes dramatic, jazzy reworkings of 16 classic KM tracks, including “All The Lovers,” “Confide In Me,” “Slow” and “Love At First Sight,” as well as “Flower,” the gorgeous, previously unreleased X-era ballad that Kylie recently released as a single.
It’s an essential addition to any lover’s collection, and the perfect soundtrack to a wintry day spent cuddling up next to the fireplace on a bearskin rug, cupping a mug of hot chocolate and softly sighing to the boyfriend pillow slumped next to you: “I believe in you.” I mean, I wouldn’t know personally. I’m just guessing.
And so, to celebrate the album’s release next week…
In case you didn’t know, everyone in the world is releasing music this week. And that doesn’t just include our favorite pop princesses: Dance floor titans are getting in on the action too.
Today, Deadmau5–or as Real Housewives of New York star Carole Radziwill might call him, Dead Mouse DJ–dropped his latest studio effort >album title goes here< , featuring collaborations with My Chemical Romance‘s Gerard Way, Cyprus Hill and, to my great delight, Miss Imogen Heap. (Eep…I know!)
And so, to celebrate the release…
Four years (and one baby girl!) since her last studio album Funhouse, punky pop princess P!nk has returned at long last with her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love, which was released on September 18. (Yesterday!)
The record–which was largely produced by pop savant Greg Kurstin, as well as Billy Mann, Jeff Bhasker, Max Martin and Shellback–includes lead single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and current single “Try.” There’s also a bunch of collaborations, including “True Love” with Lily Allen–err, Lily Rose Cooper, “Here Comes The Weekend” with Eminem, and “Just Give Me a Reason” with Fun.‘s Nate Ruess. And then there’s my personal favorite: “Walk of Shame.”
And so, to celebrate the release…
Today, the Pet Shop Boys release their eleventh studio album, Elysium. It’s absolutely brilliant and, if I catch a moment in between running after Madonna across the country and awkwardly chatting with Britney via webcam, I’d love to do a proper review.
So, here’s the story from A to T&T.
As an unhealthily obsessive music lover and way-too-frequent concert goer, I know by now that having a media-friendly phone is key for survival in this world. (I mean, you can’t Instagram a shaky concert photo of Lana Del Rey from a digital camera…DUH!)
As a result, having a phone that can act as a central hub for all your media in one place is essential–meaning that they need to perform, and they need to perform well. Enter the HTC One X on AT&T: A concert-goer’s dream.
Now…I own an iPhone, but I got the opportunity to test drive the HTC One X a few weeks ago during the X Factor auditions in Providence, and I have to say–the phone is pretty amazing. The screen is gorgeous, and the photos and videos–shot from an 8MP camera–are exceptional. (All the photos/videos from my write-up were all taken from the HTC One X, including Godney‘s entrance into the arena!)
Most importantly, the Beats Audio™-powered sound is unbelievably clear. Whether you’re, say, listening to Marina And The Diamonds or streaming music videos from the web, it really does sound nice and polished. (And no, I’m not being paid to promote the company in any way.)
Therefore, I want to share the wealth and give one away!
MuuMuse is giving away one HTC One X with 4G LTE.
To enter to win, leave a comment in this post with the phrase, “I want to win the HTC One X” and tell me the first song you’ll listen on the new phone. (For example: I want to win the HTC One X, and the first song I’ll listen to is Lindsay Lohan’s “Bossy”!)
Contest rules: One entry only, please. Contest ends on July 31, 2012. The prize is only the device, without a SIM card–no AT&T service is included. US entrants only.
Good luck! And while you’re waiting, check out a little tour of the phone below.
For more on the HTC One X, check out AT&T’s official website.