Review: Britney Spears, ‘Britney Jean’

More mature Britney Jean is a mixed blessing of sorts…  Britney Spears⎪ Britney Jean⎪ RCA⎪⎪ US Release Date: December 03, 2013 Let’s just cut right to the chase people! Britney Jean is different from previous Britney Spears albums, period.  While Britney Jean still possesses some of the suggestiveness that typically characterizes Britney Spears (“Work B**ch” being a prime candidate), it also seeks a more mature … Continue reading Review: Britney Spears, ‘Britney Jean’

Review: Lady Gaga, ‘ARTPOP’

Gaga remains ‘eccentric’, goes über-risqué on Artpop  Lady Gaga⎪ ARTPOP ⎪ Interscope ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 11, 2013 Lady Gaga can be likened to CBS’s reality television show Big Brother in one regard in particular: “expect the unexpected”.  Just when you think the pop/dance artist has topped her eccentricities and set that bar to almost unreachable heights, she once more shocks, making one’s mouth … Continue reading Review: Lady Gaga, ‘ARTPOP’

According To Justin Bieber, He Ain’t “All Bad”

Justin Bieber⎪ “All Bad” – Single ⎪ Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 11, 2013 I’ll say this for Justin Bieber, his Music Mondays singles are growing more and more interesting.  Yeah, I know, it’s really difficult to compliment Bieber given his attitude and immature behavior, but I do at least like the concept behind some of his latest music.  I haven’t joined the bandwagon, … Continue reading According To Justin Bieber, He Ain’t “All Bad”

Review: Avril Lavigne, ‘Avril Lavigne’

Avril Lavigne redeems herself on self-titled fourth album Avril Lavigne⎪ Avril Lavigne ⎪ Epic ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 5, 2013 “I’mma keep it real from the jump,” as Drake would rap.  Avril Lavigne’s previous effort, 2011’s Goodbye Lullaby was not her crowning achievement, no questions asked.  Goodbye Lullaby had its moments, specifically with brash promo single “What The Hell” as well as “Smile”.  Otherwise … Continue reading Review: Avril Lavigne, ‘Avril Lavigne’

Review: Fifth Harmony, ‘Better Together (EP)’

The X-Factor girl group show promise on debut EP  Fifth Harmony⎪ Better Together (EP)⎪Syco / Epic ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 22, 2013 Face it, the boy/girl group isn’t quite the same as it was at the turn of the millennium.  Yes I know, One Direction are doing their thing, but they haven’t attained the same success of say The Backstreet Boys or N*N*Sync.  Fifth … Continue reading Review: Fifth Harmony, ‘Better Together (EP)’

Thoughts: Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”

Gaga strikes gold on ARTPOP’s second single “Do What U Want”  Lady Gaga (featuring R. Kelly)⎪ “Do What U Want” ⎪Streamline / Interscope ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 21, 2013 I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t applauding too much over Lady Gaga’s first single “Applause” from her upcoming studio album ARTPOP due November 11.  It was merely ‘good’ in my opinion, but … Continue reading Thoughts: Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”

When ‘Pop Tarts’ Go Head to Head: Lovato vs. Gomez

It’s All About Pop Tarts As much as I keep telling myself I don’t like ‘pop tarts’, for some reason I just keep on forcing myself to like them.  Maybe it’s not even so much that I’m trying to like them, but that I enjoy scrutinizing their every move and particularly their miscues.  In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m not talking about … Continue reading When ‘Pop Tarts’ Go Head to Head: Lovato vs. Gomez