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Best Pop and Rock Albums of 2013

I gotta be honest—I had a hard time finding a whole lot to love about this year’s pop and rock offerings.  I gave some good reviews to albums in both genres, but even then, I often based it on respect for the work more than personal enjoyment. However, when I liked something—I found I really liked it. There were a few from newer or current acts, but interestingly, a number […]


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A Merry Electronica Christmas 2!

2012 saw everyone from eternally moody Mercury Prize winners The xx to relentlessly cheerful Swedish synth-pop sextet Alphabeat attempt to stamp their mark on the festive season by releasing new Christmas songs. Here’s a look at five dance/electronica artists who are hoping to do the same in 2013. Erasure – “Gaudete” Synth-pop veterans Erasure were never going to record a conventional Christmas album, and alongside a surreal chiptune reworking of […]


Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira, Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV) Arrested on Drug Possession Charges

Days after finally announcing a firm release date for her debut album Night Time, My Time, pop songstress Sky Ferreira has found herself in the news for the wrong reasons. According to numerous reports, on Friday night she and DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith were pulled over by police in Saugerties, NY and consequently arrested on a number of drug-related and other charges. The bulk of the charges were levied […]


Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira Changes Upcoming Album Title and Release Date—Again

Man, this has to be setting some sort of record. (Pun intended.) After several years of announcing a debut album, only to postpone said debut and release an EP instead, synth-pop chanteuse Sky Ferreira has actually managed to surprise us by moving her elusive release date forward a few months. The last we heard over the summer, the album formerly titled I’m Not Alright had been changed to I Will, […]


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Music News Week In Review (July 13 Edition)

While major album releases have been a bit on a slow side over the past couple of weeks, the amount of news about the artists hasn’t been nearly as slow. As it turns out, though, this edition of Music News Week In Review is themed more about what artists aren’t doing, rather than what they are doing. Some of what they’re not doing is based on business decisions, some on […]


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Who Is Sky Ferreira? And Should We Care?

Twenty-year-old pop songstress/model/actress Sky Ferreira seems to be one of those people who generates lots of interest and buzz on the Internet without a lot of substance as to who she is or what she’s about. We can ascertain that Michael Jackson was a friend of the family while she grew up, that Swedish producers Bloodshy & Avant took an interest her as a teenager from her self-promotion on MySpace, […]