The Saturdays: Wordshaker (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

Rejoice, friends: you can judge this album by its cover. Wordshaker, The Saturdays second effort out on October 12 through Fascination Records, suffers no sign of the sophomore slump anywhere on the album. Complete with twelve single-ready tracks (yes, all twelve), the follow-up is a complete and utter triumph complete with massive choruses, catchy harmonies,… Read the full article

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Noisettes: Wild Young Hearts (Album Review and Giveaway)

by Bradley Stern

Whenever a band changes up its style, the decision is usually met with jeers, hisses, lit torches, and angry pitchforks (in both the physical and digital sense). The Noisettes are an entirely different entity. With the release of Wild Young Hearts on September 21, their second major LP, the band demonstates that experimenting with a… Read the full article

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Tegan and Sara: Sainthood (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

Photo by Pamela Littky, courtesy of the label. I am, by no means, a rock music aficionado. And by “rock,” I mean anything primarily driven by the sound of a guitar. As a friend of mine joked, let’s face it: If it doesn’t have an electronic hand-clap, I’m sort of at a loss. That isn’t… Read the full article

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Tiesto: Kaleidoscope (Album Review)

by Bradley Stern

Arguably one of the world’s greatest trance DJs, Dutch producer Tiesto has continued to redefine the boundaries of trance music with his signature emotive style and arena-ready sound for over fifteen years. For his fourth major studio release Kaleidoscope, the premiere producer of trance sought some of the music scene’s most dynamic characters, ranging from… Read the full article

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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