Image

Reviews

New Song: One Direction Turns to Alt Vibe on “Story of My Life”
12 months ago

New Song: One Direction Turns to Alt Vibe on “Story of My Life”

While even the most passionate One Direction fans would struggle to sincerely call the boy band dynamic, they would have no trouble arguing that the quintet is at least occasionally …
Read More

Katy Perry’s “Prism” Hurt by Surprising Inconsistency; Album Review
1 year ago

Katy Perry’s “Prism” Hurt by Surprising Inconsistency; Album Review

Very talented, very energetic and very charismatic, Katy Perry would be nothing if not for her immensely keen sense of strategy.

Every element of Perry’s persona, from her style of …
Read More

Taylor Swift Debuts New, John Hughes-Influenced “Sweeter Than Fiction”
1 year ago

Taylor Swift Debuts New, John Hughes-Influenced “Sweeter Than Fiction”

Not loud enough to impact sales or stardom but far too loud to be ignored, the opinion of country purists has always been that Taylor Swift’s music was too poppy …
Read More

Identity Issues Plague Cassadee Pope’s “Frame by Frame,” Album Review
1 year ago

Identity Issues Plague Cassadee Pope’s “Frame by Frame,” Album Review

It should not have been an issue.

Cassadee Pope might have made her name as the frontwoman for pop-punk outfit Hey Monday, but she was not truly fit for the …
Read More

FX’s Scattered “The Bridge” Finale Hits the Important Notes
1 year ago

FX’s Scattered “The Bridge” Finale Hits the Important Notes

Though not as universally revered as winter launch “The Americans,” FX’s freshman drama “The Bridge” has proven itself to offer a reliably-entertaining, uniquely-voiced take on the cop drama. Fueled by …
Read More

Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” Impresses as Heartfelt Pop; Ranking the Tracks
1 year ago

Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” Impresses as Heartfelt Pop; Ranking the Tracks

In one of his many revelatory articulations, comedian Louis CK explains, “you don’t have to be smart to laugh at farts, but you’d have to be stupid not to.”

When …
Read More

“Baby Blue” – Who Died, Who Survived in the “Breaking Bad” Finale?
1 year ago

“Baby Blue” – Who Died, Who Survived in the “Breaking Bad” Finale?

Within a few hours, the front page of every North American website will be dedicated to the finale of AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” It will make no attempt to alert viewers …
Read More

Dexter Lives, Deb Dies In One of TV’s All-Time Worst Finales
1 year ago

Dexter Lives, Deb Dies In One of TV’s All-Time Worst Finales

No need for Doakes’ catchphrase, unless sarcasm is your thing, because the series finale of “Dexter” stayed true to the abysmal quality and ludicrous storytelling that had become its signature …
Read More

Krewella Releases Full Stream of Debut Album “Get Wet;” Listen Now
1 year ago

Krewella Releases Full Stream of Debut Album “Get Wet;” Listen Now

With an unabashed sense of fun and an unpretentious, yet masterful, sense of musicality, Krewella has made itself worthy of mass embrace.

And while that sort of label will likely …
Read More

Lorde Reveals New Song “Team,” Escalates Interest in “Pure Heroine”
1 year ago

Lorde Reveals New Song “Team,” Escalates Interest in “Pure Heroine”

Despite officially debuting in March 2013, it was not until late this summer that Lorde’s single “Royals” became a phenomenon in the United States. And even though she officially released …
Read More

Top