Ayumi Hamasaki: RULE

by Bradley Stern

It’s the New Year…Must be time for another Ayumi Hamasaki release! “RULE” is Hamasaki’s forty-fifth (sweet Jesus) single, planned as the international theme song for upcoming film, Dragonball Evolution. With this new release, we find our Ayu returning once more to her classic rock roots, Grinding guitars and unstoppable, driving synths, as well as filtered… Read the full article

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Introducing…VEGA!

by Bradley Stern

Perhaps this will be the year of electro-jitter boys. Vincent Frank, I’m staring in your direction. VEGA, the former frontman of Ghosthustler, is now preparing to pave his own path. Sometime this spring, Vega is set to debut the All Too Vivid EP on Vogue College Records, a collection of five original tracks and two… Read the full article

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Janet Jackson: Throb

by Bradley Stern

I’ve done a whole lot of “new” lately…Let’s take it back. Last night, I put in Miss Jackson‘s Janet. album, poured myself a tall glass of red wine, and got down with myself while cleaning up the apartment. Though I don’t remember much past the first few moments of mopping, I do know that my… Read the full article

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Introducing…Two Door Cinema Club!

by Bradley Stern

Here we have Alex, Kev, and Sam, the three young lads that comprise the Two Door Cinema Club. The boys enjoy banging about and making music together. “Something Good Can Work,” their debut single in the UK, is the result of such things. They look a bit like the Jonas Brothers, if the Jonas Brothers… Read the full article

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Frankmusik: Completing Complete Me

by Bradley Stern

First it was “Better Off As Two.” Then came the briefly confused murmur of “Confusion Girl.” Now, it’s finally confirmed. “Complete Me” will be the first single from Mr. Vincent Frank‘s upcoming debut album. Word on the street is that it’s an off-shoot from the Stuart Price sessions, though I can’t quite confirm that yet.… Read the full article

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Donna Summer: Fame (The Game)

by Bradley Stern

On Saturday, I was sewing my own cheeseburger. Why? Because that’s the sort of thing you’d actually find me doing on a Saturday night. It was, as they say in Britain, great fun. But aside from that, I also found myself perusing this week’s Billboard Magazine with the intention of reading the Lily Allen interview.… Read the full article

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I’m Not The Charting Kind

by Bradley Stern

Taking into account the current sales, the chances of Girls Aloud hitting the Top Ten with “The Loving Kind” are now dangerously slim, with the single resting at a shaky #10 in the midweeks. A failure to hit the Top Ten would end the Aloud’s record-breaking single run at the top of the charts, surpassing… Read the full article

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Kelly Clarkson: My Life Would Suck Without You

by Bradley Stern

WOW. You’re now listening to Kelly Clarkson‘s rapid rise back into the spotlight. It really is “Since U Been Gone” sans angst…plus poppers for good measure! Massive chorus for the Clarkson-meister. Sure it’s the same ol’, same ol’ Max Martin/Dr. Luke production, but I’m still not bothered by the Swede titan’s sugary crunch-pop concoctions yet.… Read the full article

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Noisy Rhythms

by Bradley Stern

Thanks to PopJustice for keeping an eye out on things, here we have The Noisettes ‘selling out.’ Hang on to your hats and glasses everyone, ’cause this here’s gonna be a uprising of Ting Tings proportions. Yeehaw! Band member Jamie laid down the skinny on “Don’t Upset The Rhythm” on the band’s MySpace blog: Its… Read the full article

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Well, We’ve Got The Williams’ Blood…

by Bradley Stern

All this waiting and we get…A live compilation video? Whatever happened to Chris Cunningham? Wasn’t he in charge of the direction? Perhaps he grew weary after suffering the wrath of a Jones scorned. I ‘spose I can’t complain too much…She doesn’t come around these parts too often. Besides, it’s high quality footage of performances! Click… Read the full article

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