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Beyoncé: 4 (Album Review)

If you’re looking for Sasha Fierce, don’t bother: She’s gone. Well, not entirely–she’s certainly still there twerking her hips above the militant beat of “Run The World (Girls)” and the frenzied horn-filled club bounce of “Countdown,” but for the most…

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Jennifer Lopez: LOVE? (Album Review)

When Jennifer Lopez‘s “Louboutins”–an ode to the couture cobbler–was released to a less-than-tepid response in the last week of 2009, Lopez seemingly began to struggle to find her footing in the market (excuse the pun), eventually taking a leave from…

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Clare Maguire: Light After Dark (Album Review)

I didn’t get it at first. My first listen to the growling alt-country-indie-electronica-whatever-you-want-to-call-it of “Ain’t Nobody,” Clare Maguire‘s debut single released in mid-October of last year, left me feeling cold. The song’s accompanying abstract video proved even more perplexing, featuring…

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Adele: 21 (Album Review)

On January 24, Adele will release 21 in the UK, the highly anticipated follow-up to her Grammy Award winning debut, 19. There’s been an outpouring of overwhelmingly positive critical praise surrounding this record from various media outlets over the past…

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Cut Copy: Zonoscope (Album Review)

Ever since their bouncy 2004 debut Bright Like Neon Love, Melbourne-bred electro-pop rockers Cut Copy have always remained faithful to the original, ’80’s-inspired synth-pop sound developed on such songs as “Saturdays” and “Future.” 2008’s follow-up, In Ghost Colours, found the…

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