music reviews

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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...
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    VIDEO: Lupe Fiasco and Ed Sheeran's "Old School Love"

    Britain's latest swoon-worthy export, Ed Sheeran, lays down a sweet chorus for Lupe Fiasco's most laid-back, nostalgic track yet.
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    Music review: Lucy Hale goes country for "You Sound Good to Me"

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    Lucy Hale shows she never strays too far from her roots with a fresh new music video for a country song that has us all eagerly...
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    Music review: BROODS burns all their "Bridges"

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    Oh Lorde-y, Lorde-y — perhaps New Zealand has a wee bit more to offer than the "Royals" crooner and lamb. Introducing you to BROODS,...
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    Music review: The 1975's "Settle Down"

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    Move over Manchester United. The 1975 is another product out of Manchester, and their entire album may be one of the best to emerge...
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    REVIEW: Lea Michele's good idea with "Battlefield"

    Lea Michele is back with her second single, "Battlefield," off of her upcoming album, Louder . Prepare to be emotionally wrecked.
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    Music review: Jose Gonzalez "Step Outside"

    Are you craving an adventure? Are you done with the monotony of everyday life? Do you want the extra push to get you to make that...
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    2013's Best songs in commercials

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    There's more to commercials than selling a product. Sometimes, they also sell a song. In these 10 instances, it was definitely the...
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    Listen up! Let Dan Croll into your home

    Dan Croll has a brand new single, "Home," out now and an album on the way in early 2014. Why should you give him a listen? Because...
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    Music review: Beyoncé debuts raunchy new single with Jay Z

    Beyoncé and Jay Z have teamed up again for a new song and this time it leaves no doubt they are grown and sexy. Their vivid details...
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    Music review: The Killers "Just Another Girl"

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    The latest song from The Killers infuses a painful breakup with a playfully profound music video that accompanies its popularity.
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    Out with a bang! Lea Michele's debut song "Cannonball"

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    Glee 's Lea Michele is on the brink of releasing her debut album and she's ready to fly like a cannonball.
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    Music review: Jessie J "Thunder"

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    Jessie J's new song is not about who you think it's about. And it's definitely much more profound than you're accustomed to.
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    Listen up! Laura Marling is far from a failure now

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    Laura Marling might have once sang about being a failure, but that's certainly not the case anymore. We're in love and it's time you...
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    Music Review: Britney Spears "Til It's Gone"

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    Britney Spears' new album Britney Jean is already streaming ahead of schedule, so I trimmed the fat and am giving you the meat of...