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Natalia Kills: Trouble (Album Review)

"I felt like Perfectionist was 100% of less than 100% of me," Natalia Kills explained to me earlier this year while we spoke about the follow-up to her debut. And in a lot of ways, she was spot-on: While...
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Selena Gomez, ‘Stars Dance’ (Album Review)

Selena Gomez isn't exactly known for her powerhouse vocals or show-stopping choreography. As a pop star, Selena's greatest strength lies in her sugary-sweet charm and euphoric, lovey-dovey electro-pop...
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Pet Shop Boys, ‘Electric’ (Album Review)

The Pet Shop Boys need no formal introduction at this point, obviously. After nearly 30 years in the industry, the prolific British synth-pop duo — individually known as Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe...
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Ciara, ‘Ciara’ (Album Review)

Last June, Ciara held a listening party in New York for her upcoming album, One Woman Army, due in October of 2012. So much for that. In retrospect, One Woman Army would have made for a more fitting...
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Ask Embla, ‘Northern Light’ (Album Review)

One of the best pop records of the year is currently topping the charts in Norway — but you probably haven't heard about it yet. Ask Embla is the pairing of two incredible songwriters: Arnthor...