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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Keri Hilson: No Boys Allowed (Album Review)

For an album called No Boys Allowed, there sure are a lot of boys that came to play inside Miss Keri Baby's clubhouse. Though she's tried at length to explain her new album's title--that No Boys...
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Girlicious: Rebuilt (Album Review) (Sort Of)

Girlicious. Let's talk about them, yes? For those who somehow don't know (I'd be more surprised if you did know, to be fair), Girlicious are the legendary* Canadian girl group American girl group (EDIT:...
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Ke$ha: Cannibal (Album Review)

For every Dr. Luke production, there is an equal and opposite Dr. Luke reproduction. With Cannibal, Ke$ha takes her debut (Animal) and gives it the Lady Gaga repackaging formula that worked so well in...
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Nicki Minaj: Pink Friday (Album Review)

I first discovered Nicki Minaj back in December of 2009 through a promotional video for "Itty Bitty Piggy," one of the tracks off of Minaj's 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty. Gum snapping, eyes rolling,...
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Rihanna: LOUD (Album Review)

On June 5, Rihanna's name graced headlines after she appeared onstage at the Rock in Rio concert in Madrid donning a fiery red, ultra-cropped new 'do. And although she was still in the midst of...