“Heartbeat Song”: Kelly Clarkson Doesn’t Miss A Beat (Single Review)

by Bradley Stern

Grab your stethoscopes and hang tight to your defibrillator paddles, because Kelly Clarkson, born Kellegendary Clarkslay-Blackstopulent, is bringing our pulses up, up, up, up all night long. It’s been one long and painful week o’ teasers leading up to this moment (a moment like this, if you will), but Mrs. Clarkson-Blackstock’s long-awaited lead single from… Read the full article

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“West Coast”: Lana Del Rey’s Psychedelic ‘Ultraviolence’ Evolution Begins

by Bradley Stern

It’s finally here, you little bitch. It’s been just over two years since the release of Born To Die — the best album of 2012, and one of the true standout records of the past five years — followed by the equally masterful Paradise re-edition later that year. In between records, Lana’s won new fans with… Read the full article

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“Into The Blue,” The Classic Kylie Minogue Single You’ve Been Waiting For

by Bradley Stern

Ee-yo-oh-oh-oh! The glittery stork has arrived a bit early, but I don’t suspect anyone will mind too much. Four years after climbing her way atop a human pyramid for “All The Lovers,” the legendary Mizz Kylie Minogue has returned to us in 2014 with “Into The Blue,” her very, very highly anticipated “euphoric return to… Read the full article

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Britney Spears, “Perfume” (Single Review)

by Bradley Stern

The time has come for the return of Balladney. Following the release of “Work Bitch” — her sassy, spoken-word electro club anthem/Labor Day theme song dedicated to the gays back in September, Living Legend and #SomethingMoreUrban Planner Britney Jean Spears has returned to with the second single scent from above off her forthcoming album Britney… Read the full article

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Lady Gaga’s “Venus”: A Reverse Warholian Expedition in Outer Space

by Bradley Stern

While you were out celebrating Halloween a week early and getting too turnt up in da clurb surrounded by five hundred Miley impersonators and a lone Spring Breakers bikini hottie, Mother Monster was in her hotel room in London soaking her ashy ARTPOP feet, staring into a Koons gazing ball and refreshing YouTube all night… Read the full article

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The New Saturdays Single “Disco Love” Is As Amazing As The Title Suggests

by Bradley Stern

Let’s “spill the truth tea,” as the #trendy kids say: The Saturdays‘ last single “Gentleman” was a hot mess. (The demo, originally recorded by Tinashe a year prior, is actually miles better — but that is a conversation for another day.) But like all good pop acts, feelings of yesterday can float away with the… Read the full article

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To Clap Or Not To Clap: Deconstructing Lady Gaga’s “Applause” (Single Review)

by Bradley Stern

The art (read: ARTPOP) of premiering a lead single is an incredibly tricky thing — especially coming from one of the biggest pop stars in the world. Over the weekend, Katy Perry let loose her claws with her post-Teenage Dream comeback track “Roar,” resulting in a decidedly split reaction between delight and staunch criticism for sounding… Read the full article

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The Weeknd, “Belong To The World”: A Dark Visual And Aural Triumph

by Bradley Stern

Like most of The Weeknd‘s back catalog, his latest single “Belong To The World” — the next song off of his upcoming album Kiss Land — revolves around some familiar lyrical themes: Women, money and varying levels of world-weariness, loneliness and lust. But “Belong To The World” strives to be even bigger than anything he’s done… Read the full article

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Goldfrapp Returns With Lush New Single, “Drew”

by Bradley Stern

Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory seem to be caught in a back-and-forth dance. Back in 2005, Goldfrapp delivered their third studio album — the dark synth-pop masterpiece, Supernature. Three years later, they returned with Seventh Tree, a gorgeous set of featherlight lullabies and gentle alt-folk melodies. In 2010, they came roaring back onto the scene… Read the full article

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Mutya Keisha Siobhan’s Comeback Single, “Flatline”: One Of The Best Pop Songs Of The Year

by Bradley Stern

When Mutya Keisha Siobhan — otherwise known as MKS, otherwise known as the original line-up of the UK powerhouse soul-pop trio, the Sugababes — first announced their plan to reunite back in July of 2012, the entirety of the Sugababes fanbase was promptly sent into overload. And then, we waited. We waited as the girls stepped into… Read the full article

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