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Posted in Album Reviews, Movie Reviews, Music Downloads, music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , on September 30, 2008 by kv

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Britney Spears – Womanizer

Posted in music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , on September 29, 2008 by kv

Okay, we all thought that this song will be premiering on Monday but all of a sudden it was announced that it was pushed back for a week. Of course, with the help of today’s technology looks like Britney can’t wait for a week so her brand new single “WOMANIZER” leaked early Sunday. 

Womanizer, is another sign that Britney is getting back on the right track. Her much anticipated album “Circus” isn’t out until December so while we’re waiting, this electro-pop is indeed a heart thumping dance anthem that will surely find its way onto dancefloors ASAP. Even though when I first heard it, it kinda reminds me of Rihanna’s 2006 hit “S.O.S”. Anyways, Womanizer is worth the wait for this “RECOVERING” former “TROUBLED” popstar. She’s back with vengeance but not as a bad-ass bitch when she premiered her comeback song last year “Gimme More”. 

To sum it up, Britney’s song is quite as impressing as she is when she sang “Gimme More” in front of the MTV VMA audience last year that made her a public icon of humility. Well, Britney is still Britney and she’s on her way onto the top of the charts. Oops! She did it AGAIN for the nth time!

Of course, if you haven’t heard the song yet try to go to YouTube and find the LQ rips or even HQ rips if there is any. 

RATING: 4.5/5

RELEASE: TBA

 

Katy Perry – Hot N Cold

Posted in Single Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2008 by kv

Well, Katy Perry certainly enjoyed kissing the girls when her first single “I Kissed A Girl” topped almost all the charts around the world. Her exquisite music taste is even getting better as she releases her third official single titled “Hot ‘N Cold” still off from her debut album “One Of the Boys”. 

For those who are tired of hearing “IKAG”, “Hot ‘N Cold” promises to deliver us with another electro-pop song that’ll make sure it makes its way to radios and your iPods / music players. The song is written by Katy Perry, Dr.Luke and Max Martin. It’s lyrics are quite a bit cheeky for the second time around for Katy. “You PMS like a Bitch” is a little bit remarkable. Agree?

Even way before the song is released, it already managed to gain sales due to her album “One Of The Boys” on iTunes and other music stores. It is currently on its way to the US top 10 with a current #12 spot. Will “Hot N Cold” equal the success of I Kissed a Girl? or will it even have much larger success than IKAG? 

RELEASED: September 9 (US), September 10 (AUS), October 6, 2008 (UK)

RATING: 4/5

TRACKLISTING: (iTunes)

1. Hot N Cold

video will be posted soon as it to be available.

Another Way To Die – The New 007 Theme

Posted in Music Downloads, music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by kv

Alicia Keys and The White Stripes’ frontman Jack White have teamed up to come up with the first ever duet in the theme songs of James Bond films. The track is titled “Another Way To Die” which premiered its first ever radio airplay on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 1 slot in the UK. 

The single will be available in a 7″ vinyl CD to become available on US stands on September 30, 2008 while looking at an October 6 release in the UK.

Sources say that the song is a bit quite a mess. The song has garnered mixed reviews from listeners according to NewsBeat. It is not comparable to past bond hits such as Diamonds are Forever but is a bit resemblance to the effort done by Chris Cornell in Casino Royale. Well, it’s up for you to decide wether its a mess or not.

 

Will Young – Changes

Posted in Single Reviews with tags , , , on September 22, 2008 by kv

Since his phenomenal win in Britain’s Pop Idol way back in the early 2000s, there’s so much going on to Mr. Will Young. This time around, having been away from the charts for nearly two-and-a-half years, he’s taking no chances, leading with a very tasteful, very adult pop song.

“Changes” his latest release after 2 years is a comeback hit pretty much the same tune to James Morrison’s “You Give Me Something”. With all that chorus and musical arrangement, It’s really not that coincidental that the two songs are written by the same person.

“Changes” enters a mellow first part with a little bit of eroticity in it and eventually enters a big chorus that is just infectious as his other hits were. It’s a statement that 2008 is the year of the comebacks. Wonder why so many artists are having their careers risen from the ashes this year? 

Will Young’s new material isn’t much a prospect #1 hit but with an impressive #10 debut this week, he might actually sneak his way onto the top if given the chance. 

RELEASED: September 15, 2008

RATING: 3/5

TRACKLISTING:

Changes 4-Track Promo

  1. Chris Lake Vocal (7:07)
  2. Chris Lake Dub (7:07)
  3. Superbass Remix (6:40)
  4. Superbass dub (6:09)

Changes 1-Track Promo

  1. Radio Edit

UK CD-Single

  1. Changes
  2. Let it Go

UK Download Bundle

  1. Changes (Radio Edit)

James Morrison – You Make It Real

Posted in Music Downloads, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2008 by kv

Last August 10, 2008 I posted the news that James Morrison is releasing a single off from his sophomore album titled “Songs For You, Truths For Me”. His single “You Make It Real” is going to be released September 22, 2008.

“You Make It Real” is still a proof that James is still in his element. Strings, soulful vocals and of course, appreciative lyrics. It isn’t quite a bad song but not the same as the ones he did in the past like “You Give Me Something” and “Wonderful World”. It’s a husky, squeaky clean ballad that reminds every guy how wonderful to have a girlfriend or somesort. The disappointment of the song is that it lacks the big chorus that just storms every radio station and the girls fall in love with.  But still, let’s wait for his sophomore album when it hit stores a week after the release of Morrison’s 6th single.

Nonetheless, James is still in his distinct element that made us fall in love with his first releases. For some, it still maybe just some sleepy stuff that you want to hear to make you sleep. But he ain’t going to sell like 2 million albums if all of the buyers want is some sleepy shit. 

RELEASED: September 22, 2008

RATING: 3/5

TRACKLISTING:

 

International edition
01. You Make It Real
02. Sitting On A Platform
Released on September 22, 2008

Enhanced edition
01. You Make It Real
02. Sitting On A Platform
03. Movin’ On
04. You Make It Real (live @ Air Studios)
05. You Make It Real (music video)

CREDITS: jamesmorrisonfan.wordpress.com for the image

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Christina is just keeps on gettin’ better

Posted in Music Downloads, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , , on September 10, 2008 by kv

For those who watched the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards last September 7, 2008, you may notice that Christina’s new song is just addictive as it may seem to be. Well, she gave an astonishing performance on last Sunday’s VMA’s with her spankin’ brand new song titled “KEEPS GETTIN’ BETTER”. The song was actually her first single off from her much anticipated GREATEST HITS album to be released sometime in 2009. 

KEEPS GETTIN’ BETTER is a sign that Christina is back on track and will just keep getting better into giving her fans and us the music that we want to hear. The track is produced by Linda Perry and is a sassy-electro pop song with an infectious chorus is another sure-fire hit for Christina. The only problem is it may not be a #1 song kinda tune that we have heard from in the past. 

The song also has some serious catchy lyrics with her singing “Sometimes, I’m a super BITCH” which is really funny when you first hear it but trust me, this song is a proof that Christina’s comeback will be fabulous and much awaited with aplomb. 

If you haven’t heard it yet, the song was leaked last September 5 and was available for download on iTunes in Australia and Canada yesterday, September 9. The song will be released on US mainstream radio starting September 22, 2008 according to Billboard magazine.

 

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