Jun
12

Beyonce Knowles “4″ Review

Beyonce’s back with 4, her follow-up to 2008’s I am… Sasha Fierce. Since Sasha, the vocalist announced that she would be killing off her alter ego and merging her disparate personalities to create music that fused all of her influences into a new, unique sound. It’s an ambitious vision but, unfortunately, one that 4 fails to deliver.

4 has been in production for two-and-a-half years and has involved many mega-producers, including Babyface, Kanye West, Ryan Tedder, and The-Dream. [Read more...]

Jun
01

Beyonce, ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ – Song Review

Beyonce is showing off her girl-done-wrong side again on ‘Best Thing I Never Had,’ which appears on her fourth solo platter, ’4.’

While the first two tastes of the album, ‘Run The World (Girls) ‘ and ‘The End Of Time ,’ were raw and seemed to abandon B’s normally slick, polished production, she dips her toes back into the larger-than-life, cleanly produced pop song pool with ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ as well as ‘1+1,’ which she debuted last week. Full Story…..

May
25

Brad Paisley ‘This Is Country Music’: Track-By-Track Review

Country Music has sometimes been described as three chords and the truth, but leave it to Brad Paisley to demonstrate just how much more expansive the genre can be on his new album, "This is Country Music." Produced by his longtime collaborator Frank Rogers, Paisley’s ninth album pays tribute to the influences that have shaped the West Virginia native’s hit-laden career, and some are refreshingly unexpected, including the homage to surf guitar legend Dick Dale, "Working on a Tan ," and the nod to Italian composer Ennio Morricone on the western instrumental "Eastwood."

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May
23

Music Review: Seether – Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray

Although shaken with the recent departure of guitarist Troy McLawhorn in March, Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray is a diversely interesting album from the South Africa-based post-grunge alternative metal band Seether.

Full Review at BlogCritics.org…..

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May
23

Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’: Track-By-Track Review

Essentially Lady Gaga’s sophomore album (if you don’t count the EPs), "Born This Way" is her first as an international superstar — and in her mind, as queen leader to a needy coven of "little monsters," outsiders who for one reason or another don’t fit into the mainstream.

Full Review on Billboard.com…..

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May
20

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way: A First Listen

Lady Gaga is the biggest pop star in the world, and biggest pop stars in the world tend to get violent reactions from the actual pop audience when they diverge. But then, Gaga has made a whole career of diverging, and people seem to already be tired of her sh*t, so who knows how this will go.

Full Review at SFWeekly.com…..

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May
17

The Gibson Interview: Seether’s Shaun Morgan

“Country Song,” the new single by post-grunge band Seether, continues to climb the charts, and this isn’t a first for the South African outfit. Frontman Shaun Morgan and his trio have scored five rock radio hits since 2002 in “Remedy,” “Broken,” “Fine Again,” “Truth” and “Gasoline.” Full Story…..

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May
11

Foo Fighters – ”Wasting Light” Reviews

NME

If Grohl’s gang were searching for their identity after nailing their stadium shows, they found it by heading back to the garage Full Review…..


SPIN

 

First Dave Grohl learned to fly. Then, in "Times Like These," he learned to love and live again. Grohl’s latest lesson? "Learning to walk again," as he puts it near the end of the seventh Foo Fighters album.
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NYDailyNews.com

Because they bash drums, slam guitars and yell at the top of their lungs, Foo Fighters seem like a rock band. But nothing could be further from the truth.
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