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The Spring of Cancelled Tours? Lorde, Miley and Others Off the Road

At this rate, spring 2014 may go down in music history as the “spring of cancelled tours,” as an inordinate number of high-profile artists have had to come off the road for one or more legitimate reasons.  At least four major tours have been affected, and by sheer coincidence, most of the cancelled dates have affected Australia. The slew of cancellations seems to have started in March when The Rolling […]

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

The Five Most Overrated Musical Artists of 2013

And so it begins—the bevy of “best of” lists that is already flooding the Interwebs as the music media looks back at 2013’s best (and sometimes worst) musical artists and releases. Some of these have already shown up here on MIMO, with more undoubtedly to come. No complaints—it’s a lot of fun to look back. But I thought I’d kick off my own year-end reviews with a bit of tongue-in-cheek […]

Miley Cyrus Bangerz

Miley Cyrus “Bangerz” –Album Review

RCA (2013)

Listening to the first couple of minutes of “Adore You,” the opening track from Miley Cyrus’ much-hyped album Bangerz, you would almost forget that the last couple of months of controversy and pot-stirring had ever happened. “When you say you love me, know I love you more,” she sings, ever so sweetly. “You and me were meant to be in holy matrimony / God knew exactly what he was doing […]

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She Said, She Said, She Said: The Sinead-Miley-(Amanda?) Beef

I sincerely wish we had an I-can’t-believe-this-is-actually-news category, because that’s where I would put it. And yet, Miley Cyrus is once again in the news, this time for no other reason than an industry veteran tried to give her some advice. In case you don’t know about it yet (or are having trouble piecing it together), here’s what’s been going on the past couple of days. Ironically, it actually started […]

Miley Cyrus

Why We Should Ignore Miley Cyrus (Commentary)

You couldn’t watch the news or scan the Internet yesterday without hearing/reading about it—reports about Miley Cyrus’ obscene, shocking performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. Parents outraged at the child-star-turned-porn(?)-star; the most liberal of celebrities tweeting disdain and even disgust; a live-television prime-time scolding by Nigel Lythgoe on So You Think You Can Dance. Tongues wagging everywhere. (Pun intended.) Never mind that we’re on the verge […]