Imogen Heap: Ellipse (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

In 2005, Imogen Heap released the widely acclaimed Speak For Yourself, an album that dared to combine the catchiest of melodies with intricately crafted, self-produced electronica, challenging the very boundaries of pop music production. For Imogen’s next undertaking, she decided to return to the very beginning–her childhood home, in fact. Building a studio in her… Read the full article


David Guetta: One Love (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

…and that’s pretty much how this album pans out. To summarize: Even if I’ve vetted them relentlessly for months now on MuuMuse, it bears repeating: “When Love Takes Over” and “Sexy Bitch” reign supreme on this album, though the slightly cooler, ’90’s-esque “It’s The Way You Love Me”–another Kelly Rowland-assisted track–proves just as delicious. Spirit… Read the full article


Amanda Blank: I Love You (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

Until this summer, Philadelphia-bred mistress of ceremonies Amanda Blank could be found both everywhere and nowhere; a fixture found in the liner notes and “featuring” sections on collaboration tracks from just about every hip-hop tested, indie cred-approved artist since the mid-’00’s, including Santigold, M.I.A., Spank Rock, Pase Rock, Ghostface Killah, and N.A.S.A. As a result,… Read the full article


Frankmusik: Complete Me (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

Because I’m far too busy to write a proper review, but perhaps even more because he kept us waiting for far longer than any artist should, I’m express-reviewing Frankmusik‘s debut, Complete Me. Artist: Vincent “Frankmusik” Frank Cover Art: C+ (See initial promo cover art.) Producer: Stuart Price Which means what to me, exactly?: He’s the… Read the full article


Kleerup: Kleerup (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

Much as with Robyn–one of many featured collaborators on his debut–Kleerup has spent the past year or two toting his record around international waters. In May of 2008, Kleerup was released in Sweden. One month ago, it made its way to the UK. Now, on July 28, Kleerup’s arrived in America. Since I never got… Read the full article


Jordin Sparks: Battlefield (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

I wasn’t going to do this, but coupled with the fact that I’m currently bed-stricken with on-again, off-again vision blur due to an on-again, off-again migraine, I thought what a better way to thoroughly piss my day away than to review a Jordin Sparks album? And now, Jordin Sparks’ Battlefield, a live-blogging review and experience.… Read the full article


Florence And The Machine: Lungs (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

“Happiness hit her like a train on a track, coming towards her stuck still no turning back,” Florence Welch whispers above the lulling ukulele of “Dog Days Are Over,” the opening track off of her first full-length release. And before anyone can say much of anything, the ropes have been let loose, the horses are… Read the full article


Can Someone Tell Moby He Can Stop Waiting Now?

by Bradley Stern

Today is the official release of Moby‘s ninth studio album, Wait For Me. You can pick up a 12″ or a physical CD at Moby’s store. I don’t know if I’ll get around to ‘properly’ reviewing it, so just in case: It is good–I’ve just not managed to listen the whole way through without falling… Read the full article


La Roux: La Roux (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

Emerging pop duo La Roux have been making waves in the UK for little over a year now, propelled by a torrent of grandiose predictions for pop music in 2009 and an imaginary feud pitting the duo against Ms. Victoria Little Boots Hesketh; an invisible tangle concocted entirely by the media. Prior to their debut,… Read the full article


Electrik Red: How To Be A Lady Volume 1 (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

Well, this review ought to divide my readers. Electrik Red are like the bitter castoffs booted from a pre-fame Destiny’s Child (one of them is named Binkie!) that decided to team up, have a massive orgy with The-Dream, and then cook up the most ghettolicious, glorious heap of scrap tracks from Ciara‘s latest album and… Read the full article