Spike Heels and Skin Tight Jeans: An Ode to “Graffiti My Soul,” A Perfect Xenomania Production

by Bradley Stern

In light of the recent news/gossip published in the UK’s The Sun about Britney‘s alleged sessions with powerhouse pop production team Xenomania (seizing, crying), I’ve decided a Xenomania appreciation post is in order. While there are simply too many brilliant Xenomania productions to count (well, maybe I’ll do one once a week or something!), I… Read the full article

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A Wonderful Song From A Wonderful Album: Jessica Mauboy’s “Maze”

by Bradley Stern

So here’s a post I’ve meant to do for over a month. Jessica Mauboy is the runner-up from the fourth season of Australian Idol. For those who haven’t encountered her name yet in their musical journey, a very brief history: Jessica Mauboy has a very listenable and melodic voice, comparable to that of Jordin Sparks,… Read the full article

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MuuMuse Presents: The Top 50 Singles of 2010

by Bradley Stern

Still hot from the Internet-killing, bandwidth-shattering success of yesterday’s Top 40 Albums of 2010 list (including a most major of giveaways, in which I’m giving away ALL TEN ALBUMS that made the Top 10 of the list–you still have time to enter up until January 2!), I now present MuuMuse’s Top 50 singles of 2010.… Read the full article

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MuuMuse Presents: The Top 40 Albums of 2010 (And A Very Special Giveaway!)

by Bradley Stern

Here we go again: The end of another year in music! 2010 may well be remembered as the Year of the Future (if not the Year of All Hearts–hint hint!): A year of fembots, androids, bionic women and time-traveling adventures deep into the 22nd century. Space-age love stories and robo-dramatics colored a large portion of… Read the full article

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Last Dance, Last Chance: A Very Thorough X Factor Final Performance Night Review (December 11)

by Bradley Stern

THIS IS IT, as one of the X Factor judges famously sang 17 years ago (oh my God, 17 years?!): The STAR-STUDDED X Factor final show is finally upon us! And thank God, because I’m totally over it.

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Club Classics and Get Me To The Finals: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (December 4)

by Bradley Stern

We’re almost there! It’s the semi-finals of X Factor. Five acts remain–four will go on to the grand finale! And now, we’re down to all four of MuuMuse’s favorites from the very beginning: Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson, Matt Cardle, and Mary Byrnes. Oh, and One Direction’s still going strong. THANKS A LOT, TEENS. Tonight’s show… Read the full article

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MamaMuuse Presents: Burlesque, A Review of A Modern Masterpiece

by Bradley Stern

Yesterday afternoon, my mother and I went to the movie theatre for a screening of the film Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. Afterward, my mother felt compelled to write me an email with a review of the experience. Here are her thoughts. Dear Son – Thanks for inviting me out for a lovely mother-son… Read the full article

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Rock Week: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (November 27)

by Bradley Stern

It was “Rock Week” on X Factor tonight. FUCK YEAHHHH! Oh man—what’s going to happen?! Will Dannii rock a mohawk?! Will Cheryl Cole light her nipples on fire?! Will Katie Weasel not be impossibly grating? No, none of that happened.

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MuuMuse Live Tweets (Almost All Of) The 2010 American Music Awards

by Bradley Stern

The 2010 American Music Awards aired live tonight. I live-tweeted the event. Well, most of it. (The Walking Dead came on at 10–I do have my priorities, after all.) So, rather doing a rather drawn-out summary of the affair, I figure I’d just regurgitate what I just said–except with pictures and video links. Lazy, right?… Read the full article

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Beatles Week: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (November 20)

by Bradley Stern

It’s Beatles Week at the X Factor! And, as one of the only human beings on this planet who doesn’t care much for the Legendary Icons of Music Making (well, not until they dabbled with the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds anyway), I can’t seem to muster much excitement for this week–except by using… Read the full article

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