Lana Del Rey, Album Name and Release Date →
One of the most promising singer/songwriters of the last year, Lana Del Rey, finally announced the name, and release date of her debut album (linked above). I have been so entranced by her thanks to a friend, and all I’ve wanted is to hear new material from her, which looks to happening sooner than I expected. She reminds me of Dusty Springfield, and music has been missing someone like...
Update on "No Light"
I have to admit that this controversy with Florence + The Machine’s new video is quit fascinating to me. I also was inspired to read up more on both Blackface and Voodoo, specifically Louisiana Voodoo (which I’ve been doing for the last hour or so.) Now, I’m not going to delete my post, because I still think the video has artistic merit and in relation to the song it’s...
Anonymous asked: But intention isn't magical. It doesn't erase or negate the fact that blackface was used in that video, or that a person in blackface and a historically black religion used to represent evil, savageness, &violence pursuing a white woman who is then caught and healed by white male hands. I actually believe you're right, that Florence &co didn't see or intend racism when...
Adele Makes Us Feel Her Love →
Adele has been bursting through my speakers a lot lately. A whole damn lot. Almost as much, if not equally the same amount as when I first ever heard that voice 4 or 5 years ago. In about a week she is set to release her concert film “Adele: Live at The Royal Albert Hall.” Currently recovering from surgery on her vocal cords, Adele has musically had the best year of anyone in the...
Rihanna's "Talk" - Best Pop Album of 2011? →
In about 2 weeks, we will see one the biggest weeks of the year for music - Thanksgiving week. Everyone is itching to get in on that Black Friday love, including Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna and many more. However, Rihanna is the only one of those three that is release brand new material on her sixth album in six years - “Talk That Talk.” MTV.com recently posted an article (linked above)...