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#albumoftheday REVIEW: SUZUKI/METHOD: NATIVE EP

Suzuki/Method is a band from the UK featuring brothers and founders Adam Leishman (lead vocals/guitar) and Glen Leishman (keyboards) along with Michael Mathews (bass/vocals), David Boyd (drums/percussion) and Ben Hounslow (guitar/vocals). The recorded this EP, Native, which is their debut, during the Salford riots. It was produced by David Tolan (Delphic, New Order,...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: Sleigh Bells: Bitter Rivals

You all know the back story by now: several years ago guitarist Derek Miller was shredding in a hardcore band while vocalist Alexis Krauss was singing in a teen pop group of all things. But they came together in Brooklyn in 2009 and quickly proceeded to make a noisey, raw and aggressive album...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: BANKS: LONDON

Jillian Banks is from and resides in Los Angeles, but her EP is entitled London. Why? I’m not sure. I tried to find out if she’s ever been to London when I was preparing to write this review but I couldn’t find mention of her ever going to London anywhere. But she wouldn’t...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: CLAIRE: BROKEN PROMISE LAND EP

If you don’t live in Germany then you probably haven’t heard of Munich’s Claire. Well, they’re an extremely talented five member synth pop group who produce some of the most colorful and invigorating pop music you’ll ever hear. In fact, their music is so impressive that they’ve already had the pleasure of opening...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE: 2 OF 2

Earlier this year Justin Timberlake made his very welcomed return to the music world with The 20/20 Experience, an album chock full of lengthy, rather progressive gems, which I reviewed here: https://loveispop.com/reviews/pop/review-justin-timberlake-the-2020-experience/. So far, it’s the year’s best-selling album and it’s also one of the year’s best-reviewed. At the time it was released,...
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#albumoftheday HAIM: DAYS ARE GONE

The award for the most highly-anticipated debut album this year probably goes to Lorde for her album Pure Heroine. But second place easily goes to HAIM, the group made up of sisters Este (born March 14, 1986), Danielle (born February 16, 1989) and Alana Haim (born December 15, 1991), along with drummer Dash...
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#albumoftheday MILEY CYRUS: BANGERZ

I know some of my readers will scoff at me for even reviewing this one, but the fact of the matter is that it’s one of the most highly-anticipated albums of the year, pop or otherwise, which is what prompted me to listen to the stream, not the starlet’s controversial and certainly disgusting...
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#albumoftheday LORDE: PURE HEROINE

Back in July I reviewed Lorde’s mesmerizing and mind-blowingly good single “Tennis Court” and its glorious B-side “Swingin Party.” And I felt like I was late to the party, having only just heard the 16 year old New Zealand native — real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor — for the first time then, this even...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: UGLY BUNNY: ELECTROPOP OF THE SWEETEST KIND

You may recall my review of Ugly Bunny’s first two singles, “Compromise & Sacrifice” and “Tokyo,” from earlier this month. If not, well, let’s just say that this hot new duo’s sugary electropop confections are sweeter than any treats you’ll ever receive from the Easter Bunny. That said, I can promise you that...
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TURKISH DELIGHT: AN INTERVIEW WITH EMINE SARI

We recently unveiled the lyric video for Turkish singer/songwriter Emine Sari’s “Who Are You.”  We were quite impressed with her unique blend of pop, jazz and swing.  And her jazzy pop rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” was easily one of the most original covers we’d ever heard.  Naturally, we were curious about this fascinating...
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#albumoftheday CHVRCHES: THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE

Glasgow, Scotland’s synthy, electro-pop trio CHVRCHES have received more than their fair share of hype during the past year. But it’s all very well-deserved, and even well-earned, as the band has been keeping super busy, working the press and, more importantly, bringing their music to audiences everywhere between playing festivals like SXSW and...
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#albumoftheday TAKATSUNA MUKAI: Śūnya

Takatsuna Mukai is a multi-instrumentalist who plays electric violin, electric guitar, synthesizer and bass guitar, in addition to being a wizard with programming. Takatsuna first arrived in London in 1991 and has been busy making music, and doing other music-related projects, ever since. During his first decade in the UK, he collaborated with...
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