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#songoftheday = ELISA: “NO HERO”


It's been a couple of years since we've heard new music from Elisa, one of Italy's most celebrated singer/songwriters (who mostly sings in English), but I can certainly say that her new single "No Hero" was well worth the wait. I'm truly blown away by this one,...
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#songoftheday = SayWeCanFly – “Driftwood Heart”


Everyone knows I'm a sucker for a good ballad, but today's #songoftheday is much, much better than good. It's touching with its perfect arrangement, not to mention his beautiful voice and the haunting lyrics... I doubt I'll hear many ballads this precious all year. It's that...
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#songoftheday = EMMY THE GREAT: “ALGORITHM”

Emmy The Great once again lives up to her name! “Algorithm” finds Emmy’s voice at the forefront, as she gently sings things like “pumping through my brain, it’s an algorithm,”  her voice pretty as a peach.  “Talk to me like you’re walking me home / Tell me something nobody knows,” goes one of...
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REST IN PEACE, DAVID BOWIE

By now, you’ve probably heard the tragic news — the iconic singer/songwriter/megastar/actor David Bowie has passed away. Here’s the post from his official Facebook page, which also Tweeted about his passing: January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While...
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#songoftheday = WITH CONFIDENCE: “WE’LL BE OKAY”


It's not like the music world was in short supply of pretty-looking, young guys who skateboard, but With Confidence has arrived nevertheless. And, surprisingly, they're not bad. The song starts off only so-so, but once it hits the bridge it pulls you in and then the...
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LOVE IS POP’S 60 BEST ALBUMS OF 2015

by Michael McCarthy Each year, I feel overwhelmed before writing a “best albums of” list. There are always so many releases that I’ve loved during any given year, it makes it very difficult to narrow them down to a reasonable number. (When I first listed my best from this year, it was 144...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: PSY: 칠집싸이다 THE 7TH ALBUM

Are you among the 60 million people who’ve seen the zany video for Psy’s big comeback song “Daddy” yet? If not, click play above already! Do it! Suffice to say that Psy is back with his crazy dance moves, amusing sight gags, and lots of general weirdness. The song isn’t bad either. Actually, the...
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REVIEW: SOPHIE: PRODUCT

“I can make you feel better, if you want to,” a female chirps on “Bipp” by SOPHIE, the name used by London-based producer Samuel Long. Or perhaps it’s actually Samuel singing and he just raises the pitch on the vocals so that they sound female? In any case, SOPHIE has become quite the sensation...
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