music reviews

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    MUSIC REVIEW: Jennifer Lopez bores with "I Luh Ya Papi"

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    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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    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"

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    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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    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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    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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    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"

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    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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    On-screen and offscreen lovers Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were a Hollywood couple with real magic between them. Though his...
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    Why Kanye West's The College Dropout dropped our jaws

    A decade after Kanye West dropped The College Dropout , is it still as relevant and "genius?" We think so!
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    Music review: Fitz and the Tantrums' "The Walker" on Ellen

    Ellen DeGeneres is completely obsessed with Fitz and the Tantrums' song "The Walker," and we understand why. Can you say perfect...
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    The Grammys took notice of Hunter Hayes' "Invisible"

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    While all those regular artists feel special when Billboard covers their latest single, Hunter Hayes was scoffing (not really)...
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    Music review: Does Florence Welch have competition with band London Grammar?

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    This 2014 Brit Breakthrough Artist nominee has a shuddering, eerier lead voice that cripples in their latest single. Hannah Reid's...
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    Music review: The CW's Reign has a gripping promo track

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    What's in a name? Plenty. But for television promos, those few minutes onscreen have to be accompanied by just the right musical...
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    Music review: Rosanne Cash is a phoenix in "A Feather is Not a Bird"

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    An eight-year hiatus from album releases has made Cash's emergence with her new album The River & The Thread a memorable one....
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    Listen up! Johnny Flynn's infinite talent

    Johnny Flynn crept quietly into our rotation a few years ago, and now he's busting his way around North America. Find out why we...
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    Music review: Could Lea Michele be any "Louder?"

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    In her latest song for her upcoming album, Lea Michele says, "Why don't you scream a little louder?" But it's obvious her talent is...
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    Music review: Do Shakira and Rihanna have chemistry?

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    I would say this is an east-meets-west type of track, but Colombia isn't all that far from Barbados. But it's fair to say these...