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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

 

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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.

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)

The problem with “Girls”

Posted in Music Downloads, music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on August 25, 2008 by kv

Have you heard the newest single by the Sugababes? Well, it premiered on a UK radio station last August and fortunately I saw it on the net and have given it a first listen. I actually thought it wasn’t as clever or good as the previous singles released by this 3-piece British girl band. I mean, they manage to get a #1 for “About You Now” but unfavourable success followed from “Change” and “Denial” which only charted in the top 20 or below.

read more of the review and download the song (promo only) after the jump.

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Is RIHANNA the ultimate HIT-MAKER?

Posted in music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2008 by kv

Rihanna has really come a long way since her debut in 2005 with “PON DE REPLAY”. She emerged from the unknown status into one of the most recognised female singers of the decade. With her song book producing just a massive amount of hits year after year, Rihanna is definitely on the right track to be one of the pioneers of today’s music industry.

Rihanna’s current single “DISTURBIA” is starting to make airwaves throughout the world. Her single hits the top 20 of the Irish and British singles charts even if her label isn’t making the song an official single for UK and Ireland. Quite impressive eh? With the infectious “BUM BUM BEE DUM BUM BUM BEE DUM BUM” chant, this making Rihanna as one of the 3 artists to release 8 singles in one album the other being Shanaia Twain and Janet Jackson. 

Disturbia is currently at #3 at the US Singles charts with “Take A Bow” still behind at #4. The string array of singles released by Rihanna 3 have made it into the #1 of music charts in the US, UK and Australia. 

Rihanna is just a hit maker. She always manages to give us with powerful, infectious anthems that made our music players bump into the repeat mode. But can Rihanna keep her powerful status quo or she will eventually take a bow from giving us impenetrable and chart-breaking hits? Only time can tell.

The video of “DISTURBIA” is quite disturbing BUT hot! The video features Rihanna into a very dark and gothic video. The video is said to be the darkest video Rihanna had ever done. Compared to UMBRELLA, TAKE A BOW, DON’T STOP THE MUSIC etc, This one is a HOT, HOT sure fire HIT.

Here’s the video:

RATING: 4.5/5

RELEASED: June 17, 2008 (US), TBA (UK)

TRACKLISTING: 

1. Disturbia

will DISTURBIA continue to crack the UK charts? Is this the proper single of Rihanna instead of the rumoured “REHAB”? have your say.

 

Keane’s Insanely BAD-ASS new SONG.

Posted in music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2008 by kv

Well, these guys have been in the biz for quite a massive 4 years now. I actually liked some of their songs but I was NEVER really a FAN. But after hearing this smashing new single, I was like “WOAH” and poof! I instantly became a FAN.

SPIRALLING, the first single off their newest album PERFECT SYMMETRY (on sales October 13th) is available for free download on their official website (http://www.keanemusic.com) for the first week after its release. So if you’re into free stuff, go ahead and click HERE to download the new single. 

more on the review next.

RATING: 4/5

RELEASED: August 4, 2008 (WORLDWIDE)

TRACKLISTING: (FREE DOWNLOAD)

1. Spiralling [Radio Edit] (3:48)

CREDITS: wikipedia for the image.


David Archuleta has a CRUSH!

Posted in Music Downloads, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , , on August 4, 2008 by kv

 

I for once thought that David Archuleta will win American Idol season 7. I think this way because I know the massive fans supporting Archie. I somehow didn’t like some of Archie’s performances to be honest. But I think I’m going to be stand corrected because of his brand new song titled “CRUSH”.

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