Posts tagged "music"

Get Your Rocks Off: The Heavy’s Playlist Of Songs For The Pissed And Broken-Hearted

This British soul band has been described as sounding “like Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Pusherman’ resurrecting Led Zeppelin and the exiled spirit of Cassius Clay” making it hard “not to fantasize about Pam Grier fighting off her pimp with a broken bottle.” Heavy, indeed. Their debut record, Great Vengeance & Furious Fire came out in the U.S.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2008

Sex And The City And Fergie, A Good Combination?

A lot has changed since Sex and the City went off the air four years ago, including the show’s opening music. Written for the movie, “Labels & Love” is inspired by the original, lyric-less ditty and sung by Fergie. “It’s an entirely new song with lyrics, but it has the Sex and the City theme…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 24, 2008

Madonna’s Hard Candy Gets Leaked

A bunch of tracks from Madonna’s not-yet-released new album, Hard Candy, were leaked this weekend. What do you think of her latest effort? We think a lot of the tracks seem to be more of a Justin Timberlake/Timbaland show than a Madge-spectacular, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. [Oh No They Didn’t]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2008

Slideshow: Dynamic Music Duos

Amelia and I have been listening to She & Him non-stop in the Frisky office, and we realized that a lot of great music is the product of girl-guy duos. These are some of our favorites.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 17, 2008

He Says/She Says: Usher’s “Love In This Club”

Usher is a five-time Grammy-winner, a partial owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a master of catchy songs and slick — maybe too slick — dance moves. My friend Geoff and I watch the video for his new song “Love In This Club” and try to figure out what’s going on. Videos ca…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2008

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of April 15th 2008

Gnarls Barkley are The Odd Couple, also the name of their great second album, out today. You can always count on the dynamic duo of Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse for soulful dance party starters like their new single Run and silly couples costumes like Wayne and Garth. Just like track three, Going On,

By: Simcha / April 15, 2008

Get Your Rocks Off: Nina Persson’s Heartbreak Hymns Playlist

Chances are, you probably remember Nina Persson as the angelic front woman for the band The Cardigans — remember their hit “Lovefool”? That was some goodness. Nowadays, Nina is still a member of The Cardigans (who released Super Extra Gravity last year), but she’s also got an amazing side project called A Camp, described a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2008

Dealbreaker: Bad Music Taste

There are so many things involved in attraction. From clothing to chemistry, a never-ending list of items can be turn-offs. But sometimes differences are a turn-on, from magnets to men, you know what they say: opposites attract. Still, some things are so repellent, they’re dealbreakers.

When my friend introduced me to a man who…

By: Jacqueline Frankel / April 14, 2008

Yes, You Can!

Movies about real people are inspiring, but screenwriters and actors dilute their stories a bit by making them “Hollywood,” in my opinion. That’s why Young @ Heart is going to be amazing. It’s a documentary showing a real group of senior citizens who sing cool songs from Coldplay, The Clash, James Brown, and…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 8, 2008

Slideshow: Musical Ladies

We’re all about female musicians. These are some of our favorites, who are just on the verge.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 4, 2008

Madonna Featuring Justin Timberlake: “Four Minutes”

Because who doesn’t love a lil’ Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Timbaland three-way to close their Thursday?

{UPDATE: Apparently, Warner Bros. disagrees. The video is available exclusively through iTunes, so all of the clips on YouTube, etc. have been taken down. Boo hoo!]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2008

Girl Crush Alert! Vanessa Paradis

At one point we knocked Vanessa Paradis for a terrible performance she gave at a European Awards Show. But only because we knew she could do so much better! Johnny Depp is rumored to have directed Vanessa’s new video for her song “L’Incendie” — longtime fans of her music, we’re psyched by the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2008

He Says/She Says: Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love”

Today, my friend Jon and I got a little girly and watched/listened to Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love.” A little-known fact about “Bleeding Love” is that it was written by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Jesse McCarthney of BOP magazine. The song is currently the number one song at the iTunes Store, and it…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 26, 2008

“Thanks For Stickin’ It In Me” Is An Insta-Classic

Remember Shayna Ferm & The Upper Deckers, that awesome band whose “Walk Of Shame” video we posted a few weeks ago? Well it seems that we’ve been completely ignorant to the prolific talents of Miss Shayna and her hilarious vocal stylings. Check out this video of her performing another one of her songs,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2008

Duffy’s Begging For Mercy

Duffy, the 23-year-old Welsh singer-songwriter who has the number one album and song in the U.K., sounds like a combination between Dusty Springfield and Amy Winehouse. Thankfully, she looks more like Dusty than Amy. Even though her album, Rockferry doesn’t come out in the states until May, her first single, “Mercy,” is currently…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 17, 2008

Ashley Alexandra Dupre Could Be A Pop Star!

There are a number of talentless singer-wannabes who put their tracks on their MySpace pages but will never get a record deal. For the most part, that’s a good thing. However, there are many MySpace musicians who are more talented than “real” musicians — and we’re not just talking about Lily Allen and friends. Ashley…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 13, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Ben Harper

There are a few things that remind us of summer, and in the dead of a lingering winter, we like to be reminded of them — suntan lotion, popsicles, hot dogs slathered with mustard, coral-colored pedicures, and Ben Harper. Ahh, Ben, your hotness is entrancing. Your albums — from 1997’s The Will To Live to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 13, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson released her 10th album, Discipline, on Tuesday, and while it has gotten some not-so-good reviews, Janet has staying power. She released her first record back in 1986, incited many grade-school girls to dance to “Rhythm Nation” or “Escapade” at a talent show, and forced us all get in touch with our sappy, emotional…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 28, 2008

Losing It To Music

Do you remember what was playing when you lost your virginity? Someone at The Frisky lost hers to Willie Nelson [Oh, heck, it was me. — Editor], which is an interesting choice, no? Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan lost his to Warrant’s “Cherry Pie,” and Cobra Starship’s Ryland Blackinton was listening to the Home Improvement

By: Catherine Strawn / February 14, 2008
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