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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...
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Charli XCX: ‘True Romance’ (Album Review)

Charli XCX is one of the few Internet-born, blog-approved acts worthy of the hype. The buzz began long ago, way back—back to the glory days when MySpace was still (mostly) a thing, and artists like...
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On Sally Shapiro’s ‘Somewhere Else’…

Guess what? The new Sally Shapiro record, Somewhere Else, is very good! In case you’re under the impression that Sally Shapiro is content three albums deep into her career, she’s not. “The...
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Dawn Richard: ‘GoldenHeart’ (Album Review)

After serving as one-fifth of one of the greatest American girl groups of the past decade (Danity Kane--RIP), followed by a turn as one-third of the short-lived, yet briefly brilliant Diddy - Dirty...
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JoJo Busts Loose on New Mixtape, ‘Agápē’

In the immortal words of Lil' Kim and Christina Aguilera: Never can, never will, can't hold us down. Not one to be muzzled by her all-but-defunct, ultra shady record label Blackground Records and their...