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Arcade Fire Debuts Epic “Reflektor” Video; Does It Live Up to the Hype?
1 year ago

Arcade Fire Debuts Epic “Reflektor” Video; Does It Live Up to the Hype?

Impressing indie/alt pundits and impressing the masses are two vastly different things in today’s music market, but with 2010’s “The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire managed to achieve both.

Riding the momentum …
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Kitten Delivers Meaningful Extravagance on “Like a Stranger” EP; Review
1 year ago

Kitten Delivers Meaningful Extravagance on “Like a Stranger” EP; Review

One of the biggest and most frustrating musical misconceptions is that sincerity is synonymous with restraint. The louder and more extravagantly one broadcasts his art, so goes the inaccurate theory, …
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John Mayer’s Hollow “Paradise Valley” Disappoints; Album Review
1 year ago

John Mayer’s Hollow “Paradise Valley” Disappoints; Album Review

Offering little more than a charming melody and the occasionally-pretty lick, “Dear Marie” trudges along until its concluding sentiment: “I got my dream, but you got family…I got that dream, …
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Lady Gaga Seeks “Applause” For New Single; Does She Deserve It?
1 year ago

Lady Gaga Seeks “Applause” For New Single; Does She Deserve It?

Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” quickly shot to number one on iTunes, but it will have to share its occupancy in the pop music spotlight. Following leaks late last week, …
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Katy Perry Takes No Chances with New Single; “Roar” Released
1 year ago

Katy Perry Takes No Chances with New Single; “Roar” Released

In producing five (six if one counts the deluxe release) number one singles, “Teenage Dream” established Katy Perry as one of the era’s premiere pop artists. But it also created …
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Kitten Makes Impact with “Like a Stranger,” White Denim Gets “Pretty Green”
1 year ago

Kitten Makes Impact with “Like a Stranger,” White Denim Gets “Pretty Green”

Almost always designed as a compliment, comparing a contemporary musical act to those of a past era is not without its negative ramifications. Though it associates that band and its …
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“Total Divas” Surprises WWE Doubters, Spotlights Natalya, Eva Marie
1 year ago

“Total Divas” Surprises WWE Doubters, Spotlights Natalya, Eva Marie

While demographic data reveals that the E! audience contains a surprisingly large percentage of male viewers and that WWE’s programming attracts a surprisingly large number of female viewers, denying the …
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“Catfish” Surprises Viewers, Confirms Lauren’s Crush is the Real Deal
1 year ago

“Catfish” Surprises Viewers, Confirms Lauren’s Crush is the Real Deal

Its stories might be rooted in reality, but “Catfish” is also a television show, and it thus seemed inevitable that the MTV series would provide viewers with a happy ending. …
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Blake Shelton Scores “The Voice” Three-Peat, Danielle Bradbery Wins
2 years ago

Blake Shelton Scores “The Voice” Three-Peat, Danielle Bradbery Wins

The Miami Heat are one game away from winning their second consecutive NBA Finals. “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton has already done one better–he now lays claim to a three-peat …
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The Swon Brothers “Turn the Page,” Join Danielle, Michelle in “Voice” Finals
2 years ago

The Swon Brothers “Turn the Page,” Join Danielle, Michelle in “Voice” Finals

Several weeks ago, underdog duo The Swon Brothers could not even garner enough votes to advance to the top 12 on “The Voice.”

It took a save from coach Blake …
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