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That is not a picture of me. She seems cool and sex sells.

June 7, 2014 11:01 am

Beautiful by A.G. Cook

London-based producer A.G. Cook is putting out some infectious house music. 

June 6, 2014 10:00 am

Problem by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea 

Look, I’m an Ariana Grande fan and this is a good song. The video is nothing spectacular, but it’s okay. It’s got boys and she looks gorgeous. What else do you want? 

June 5, 2014 11:15 pm

DTF by Adore Delano

More Adore.

Indulge me. It’s really campy and gay and I like it. The guys are hot; Adore is stunning; and it’s fun.

June 4, 2014 10:45 pm

I Look Fuckin’ Cool by Adore Delano ft. Alaska Thunderfuck

Drag queen club music is turning into a little subgenre and this is a worthy, even if not particularly memorable, addition to it. 

Adore Delano has the singing ability (American Idol!), rapping prowess (see RuPaul’s Drag Race), and charisma and humor (again see Drag Race) to really be a drag star. I’m looking forward to more work from her in the future and I think that it can be fiercer and more spectacular than this.

May 21, 2014 10:43 pm

Turtles All The Way Down by Sturgill Simpson

The best song of 2014 so far. … No joke.

May 5, 2014 10:28 pm

Shanghai Freeway by Fatima Al Qadiri

May 1, 2014 10:06 pm

Problem by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea

Ariana Grande is quietly emerging as one of the best R&B/pop artists out there. She’s overly slept on by hipper tastemakers because she’s cutesy, wholesome, and came up out of Nickelodeon. But, seriously, Yours Truly was a good album and she has some excellent songs (Right There, The Way, Baby I). 

No doubt, her music could still use some maturation. It tends to be a bit innocent and virginal. And, I agree with pitchfork that we could do without the goofy rap interludes sometimes featured on her singles. (Mac Miller almost completely ruins The Way). 

The girl has got a lot of talent and is headed in the right stylistic direction.

April 30, 2014 10:52 pm

Do It Again by Robyn & Royksopp

This is a solid, but disappointingly unremarkable, piece of EDM. Sorry, but I expect much more from Robyn (who I adore) and also more from Royksopp. This isn’t up to the level of The Girl and the Robot.  

April 27, 2014 8:31 pm

Is This Love by Melanie C/Touch

I just discovered this unreleased (though leaked) song by Touch (which would become the Spice Girls). Melanie C sings the vocals. It’s a pretty good song in that early-90’s R&B/dance pop style.  

April 22, 2014 10:38 pm

LOL. WOW. NO.

This is probably going to flop bad. That being said, I could see it having some niche popularity on the internet. 

April 20, 2014 6:32 pm

The High by Kelela (prod. by Gifted & Blessed)

Kelela is getting some serious press recently (e.g. Washington Post, i-D) and for good reason. Listen for yourself.

12:03 am

Fall In by Young Magic

March 26, 2014 4:02 pm

G.U.Y. by Lady Gaga

I feel like I’m one of the few people who really likes Artpop a lot and I’m not just some knee-jerk Gaga fan who loves everything from her. Don’t get me wrong. I loved The Fame/Fame Monster. It’s still one of my favorite albums, period. But, Born This Way was bad. Artpop approaches The Fame level quality. I think it’s that good.

I’m not sure what I think about the video. It has it’s hits and misses. I think it would benefit from some editing, especially by omitting some of the superfluous references (e.g. Michael Jackson, which might really be a reference to Das Racist’s Michael Jackson video). Overall, I think that it hits much more than it misses and, by the end, I thoroughly enjoyed it. When Gaga focuses herself, she’s a tremendous visual artist.  

Regardless of what you think about the video, you have to acknowledge that Gaga spent a lot of time and energy in trying to make something special. As a fan, I appreciate that. 

March 25, 2014 10:47 pm

My Afternoon Dream by Jhene Aiko

March 16, 2014 9:32 pm
Lady Gaga -- Lets Some Girl VOMIT ON HER During SXSW Show

I found this amusing.