We expect celebrities to be perfect, either in that they’re totally loveable or totally detestable — but so often, that isn’t the case. Check out our gallery of celebrities who were polarizing in 2014, but who aren’t always what they’re made out to be.
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Here’s a combination for you that’s almost as good as the chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker of a s’more. Amanda Palmer, the amazing frontwoman of the Dresden Dolls, has a cover album out. (Told you all the cool kids were doing it.) The concept: she plays Radiohead hits, from “Creep” to “Idiotech.” On a ukulele. It’s called, fittingly, Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele. “I picked up the ukulele three years ago as a joke. I soon discovered what a powerful instrument it really is,” she told AOL. “[Radiohead's] songs are dark and morose, but still in major keys. That’s why they work on what is an inherently joyful instrument. It’s a combination of darkness and light.” Check out the result after the jump. [AOL]
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Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It This soul brother’s tracks will make you swear his retro-record was recorded back in the day. The latest from a former member of 80’s R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!, Saadiq’s put-you-in-the-mood grooves makes this one of the sexiest solo albums of the year. Keep reading »