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Record Reviews: Kate Nash

Kate Nash – My Best Friend Is You 4/5 Sophomore records are always a true test of an artist’s capabilities, what comes next especially for those whom experience success right out of the gate. For Kate Nash, that seems like a mild footnote. The Brash, wit-driven singer/songwriter, who created pop Read more…

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Single Selections: Robyn

Robyn: Triple Header Dancehall Queen 4.5/5 Electronic and reggae, not your standard mash-up but Robyn does it effortlessly, on her Diplo produced track. “I came to dance, not to socialize,” sings Robyn, with such bravado, you can’t help but swagger. Meet feminism, circa Robyn 2010. Few woman particularly, a porcelain Read more…

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Record Reviews: She & Him

She & Him – Volume 2 3.5/5 “The world is like a science, and I’m like a secret,” sings Zooey Deschanel on Volume Two, her second collaboration with M. Ward. Picking up where Volume One left off, Deschanel and Ward continue to make impeccably well-crafted retro pop. Deschanel, sounds more Read more…

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Single Selections: Hole

Hole – Skinny Little Bitch 1.5/5 Twelve years since Celebrity Skin, a lack of direction, numerous drug issues, among the many mishaps of Courtney Love’s ever tragic post-Cobain existence and in trots “Skinny Little Bitch”. If you’re looking for Courtney’s signature growl, you’ve come to the right place, it’s here Read more…

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Artist to Watch: Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae The name may not resonate with the masses, but that’s not to say Janelle Monae isn’t deserving, of such recognition. Having already released an EP, Metropolis: The Chase Suites on P. Diddy’s Bad Boy imprint, and appeared in Outkast’s Idlewild, Monae already commands respect from some big names Read more…

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Single Selections: LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls 4/5 A two-word hook “Drunk girls”, that’s all it takes for James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem to capture hipsters ears on the dancefloor. Producing what is arguably Murphy’s tightest and most accessible track to date, “Drunk Girls” is a hand clapping, shriek laden, four minute Read more…

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Single Selections: Kate Nash

Kate Nash – Do-Wah-Doo 3.5/5It’s been three years since Kate Nash, became a star in the U.K. scoring a hit single with “Foundations” in 2007. Returning with what could be cousin of her first hit single, “Do-Wah-Doo” fits right in with much of the material from Nash’s first record Made Read more…