music reviews

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    MUSIC REVIEW: Ed Sheeran raps his way through "Sing"

    We love Ed Sheeran so much, it hasn't even bothered us that we've been listening to his debut album for years now. OK, that's a lie....
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    MUSIC REVIEW: Avril Lavigne is tender in "Breakaway" original

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    3.4
    My Rating
    Avril Lavigne can mostly appear rough around the edges. She's spunky and cute, but rarely entirely vulnerable. There's a track...
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    MUSIC REVIEW: Johnny Cash lands Out Among the Stars

    More than a decade since the legendary Johnny Cash passed away, his son and label are still uncovering and releasing new tracks. The...
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    MUSIC REVIEW: Miguel just wants the "Simplethings"

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    3
    My Rating
    Miguel knows how to give it to the ladies. Well, give us what we want to hear with his sensitive, comforting (and heart-racing)...
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    The Black Keys release "Fever" ahead of new album Turn Blue

    The Black Keys are back, and they've brought a touch of psychedelia with them. We approve.
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    MUSIC REVIEW: Kylie Minogue is ruthless with "Sexy Love"

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    5
    My Rating
    With all the skin I see on MTV, I almost forget that it's a music channel. But face it, guys, sex sells. Though Miley Cyrus may have...
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    MUSIC REVIEW: Enrique Iglesias doesn't surprise "You and I"

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    4.5
    My Rating
    Then don't fix it, Enrique. Forget versatility. You have a fierce Latin charm and succulent singing chops. With Enrique Iglesias'...
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    MUSIC REVIEW: Pia Mia's "Fight for You" on Divergent soundtrack

    The Divergent soundtrack is spearing through its competition. With chilling tracks featuring Ellie Goulding and M83, the song that...
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    MUSIC REVIEW: Jennifer Lopez bores with "I Luh Ya Papi"

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    5
    My Rating
    I find it impossible to peel myself away from watching Jennifer Lopez on American Idol . But I wish I could peel this song off of...
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    MUSIC REVIEW: Who needs BSB when you have The Fray's "Hold My Hand"

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    5
    My Rating
    I realize I was almost blasphemous by considering any group to supersede the Backstreet Boys, but The Fray is out with a song that...
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    MUSIC REVIEW: Coldplay brings "Magic" from Ghost Stories

    Love 'em or hate 'em, Coldplay is comin' back at us with a new single, "Magic," and a May release date for their next album, Ghost...
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    Music review: Could this be the worst song ever? The Chainsmokers "#Selfie"

    Max 5 stars
    4.5
    My Rating
    I mean, isn't it inevitable for the latest fads to be infused into music? But, selfies? Exponentially growing in popularity, you may...
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    Music review: Coldplay channels Kid A on "Midnight"

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    5
    My Rating
    Warning: This review of Coldplay's "Midnight" comes from a die-hard Radiohead fan. That's all you need to know.
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    Music review: Shakira is on a rampage with "Empire"

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    5
    My Rating
    Well, well, well. I thought Shakira had left all the surprises for her last hit featuring Rihanna. That sensual number still was in...
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    Music review: Bizarre or brilliant? St. Vincent's "Rattlesnake"

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    5
    My Rating
    You could take a train to Nashville to hear quality music but you missed the shuttle that took St. Vincent to another planet. But...
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    Music review: JoJo is reborn with "Glory"

    Max 5 stars
    4.5
    My Rating
    JoJo had a single once. Maybe twice. It's been so long that I almost had to Google the name to ensure I was recalling the songstress...
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    Listen up! The Apache Relay is rattling across the states

    The latest collection of rockers from Nashville, The Apache Relay, is back with a third album and a new tour that will drag them...
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    Music review: Tom Odell covers Lana Del Rey's "Video Games"

    What could be better for your Valentine's Day than Lana Del Rey and the luscious, seductive single "Video Games"? Oh, I don't know,...
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    Lea Michele debuts Cory Monteith tribute "You're Mine"

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    5
    My Rating
    On-screen and offscreen lovers Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were a Hollywood couple with real magic between them. Though his...