It’s almost Christmas, and the music industry knows you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffers! While MP3s won’t fit, a CD certainly will. So, it’s no surprise that we’ve been in sort of an awesome streak for new tunes. This week is no different! We’re gonna show T.I. no mercy. Let Sufjan Stevens delight us. Check in with Duffy. Hitch onto Ryan Bingham’s star. And go back to the future with Daft Punk. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump. Keep reading »
“I had an idea of trying to make pop music in a way that wasn’t restricted by the structure of how the industry had shaped pop music, but it was hard to do. Now the industry is shrinking back and has regulated itself. It’s good the record companies are having to think about what they are supposed to be doing. … The problem is the narrow-minded and stupid way older generations and structures look at what the differences between men and women are. It’s not politically correct any more to not be a feminist which is good, but for me, feminism is still necessary and that sucks.”
— Swedish pop star Robyn speaks the truth. Maybe she could tutor wayward little Miley Cyrus in a Big Brother/Big Sister program? [AFP] Keep reading »
“Star Magazine, Radar Online, Jason Alexander and the rest of you liars … Ya’ll can kiss my lily white southern Louisiana a**!”
—Britney Spears responding via Twitter to the rumor in this week’s issue of Star that her manager/boyfriend, Jason Trawick, is abusive and that they were going to have a baby together, until Britney opted for an abortion. The rumor is super nasty, so I think BritBrit’s response is appropriate. [People]
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Last night, the Grammy Nominations Concert tried its best to distract us from “Top Chef: All-Stars” and “Celebrity Rehab 4.” It was unsuccessful, but I did DVR the special and fast forward through it this morning. LL Cool J hosted and, nestled among the nomination announcements, there were performances by Katy Perry, an oddly old-looking Justin Bieber, Miranda Lambert, and Bruno Mars. After the jump, three things that made me happy about the 2010 Grammy lineup and three things that made me sad.
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It’s rainy, cold and I got stuck in an elevator this morning. So this hate-y song from Ugly Kid Joe is more than appropriate. [YouTube
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This week is mostly about hip-hop and R&B. Yep, a lot of the new releases want to sex you up. Thanks to the new Black Eyed Peas dance floor jams, you’ll want to dry hump strangers; Slim Thug wants to do you right; Flo Rida is a one-note lovah; Soulja Boy is shakin’ it up in suburbia; Jazmin Sullivan sings it like it is; and Miguel is as pretty as his tunes. Chrisette Michele — who just gave Annika her style tips — is going through the sweetest-sounding breakup. And, randomly, girlie Fefe Dobson is back … must be the seven-year itch. And then there’s Steve Wynn and the Russian Futurists holdin’ up the indie rock front—represent! So get those headphones on, and let’s get into the groove, after the jump!
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