Friday, August 31, 2007

Song Premiere: Alicia Keys - No One

"No One" is a new song by American soul singer Alicia Keys. This song will be released as her lead single for her new studio album "As I Am". It was written and produced by Keys, Kerry Brothers, Jr., and George M. Harry. The song has been leaked in its entirety as of 28 August 2007 and premiered for the first time on V103, WVEE in Atlanta on 29 August 2007.



Thursday, August 30, 2007

Video Scope: Amanda Marshall - Believe In You

"Believe In You" is a single by Canadian pop rock singer Amanda Marshall. This song was released as the first single of her second studio album "Tuesday's Child" and was released on 1998 for the single. 

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Video Scope: Ugly Kid Joe - Milkman's Son

"Milkman's Son" is a music video by American rock band Ugly Kid Joe. This music video was made to promote their official single "Milkman's Son" from their second studio album "Menace To Sobriety" which was released on 13 June 1995 by Mercury Records. Enjoy the music video from 1995 era!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Song Of The Day: Anggun - Snow On The Sahara [Amen Radio Edit]

Indonesian recording artist Anggun released a track "Snow On The Sahara [Amen Radio Edit]" on her compilation greatest hits album "Best Of". This song was released by Sony BMG Records on December 2006. Take a listen for a different tunes from Anggun's signature single "Snow On The Sahara".


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Song Of The Day: Britney Spears & Linkin Park - Faint Toxic

A mash up between American pop princess Britney Spears and American rock group Linkin Park already made with a title "Faint Toxic". This song is available on compilation album "MTV Mash Up" released on 2007. It's a great mash up!





Friday, August 17, 2007

Single Premiere: Nicole Scherzinger - Baby Love (Featuring Will.I.Am)

"Baby Love" will be released as The Pussycat Dolls' lead singer Nicole Scherzinger on next September. On this R&B song, Nicole is colaborating with The Black Eyed Peas' member Will.I.Am. Can't wait for the release? Take a listen the song and decide your mood of this song!

Song Of The Day: Chris Tomlin - How Great Is Our God

American contemporary Christian Music singer Chris Tomlin released a song "How Great Is Our God" as his single on 21 September 2004 under Sixsteps Records and Sparrow Records. This song was written by Chris Tomlin with Jesse Reevers and Ed Cash. This song is available on Chris Tomlin's studio album "Arriving".

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Song Of The Day: Mark Ronson - Toxic (Featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Tiggers)

English producer Mark Ronson recorded Britney Spears' song "Toxic" with a hip-hop version and also colaborating with American singer-songwriter Tiggers and American rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard. This version is featured on Mark Ronson's second studio album "Version" and was released as track on 14 June 2007. This track also released as promo single along with his song "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" as vinyl release only.

Song Of The Day: Kidz Bop Kids - Umbrella

"Umbrella" is a pop song by Kidz Bop Kids. Taken from their 12th compilation of Kidz Bop album. This song originally was performed by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna and really famous. Listed as track #7 on Kidz Bop 12 and released as track on 31 July 2007 by Sony BMG Music Entertainemnt.

New Music Video: Wisnu - Love Like That

Norwegian Idol alumn Wisnu Witono Adhi has a new music video for his debut single called "Love Like That". The music has black soul style with R&B swing genres. It was published through Youtube.

Pop Zone: Joy Tobing & Delon Thamrin - The Prayer

"The Prayer" is a song by Indonesian Idol alumn Joy Tobing and Delon Thamrin. They performed this song on final episode of Indonesian Idol first season. This live performance also recorded as track and available on Delon Thamrin's debut studio album "Bahagiaku" which was released on 2004 by Sony Music Indonesia.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Album Review: Ricki-Lee - Brand New Day

Australian Idol alumn Ricki-Lee Coulter has released a new studio album "Brand New Day" on 11 August 2007 through Shock Records. Pop, R&B, soul and dance are offered genres from her second studio album. There are 12 tracks on this album. "Can't Touch It" was picked as the lead single from this album with pop domination of the song and was released on 4 August 2007.

Tracklisting:

01. Can't Sing  A Different Song
02. Brand New Day
03. Melody Of Life
04. Love Is All Around
05. Real Good Time (Featuring Jah Mirikle)
06. Can't Touch It
07. Take Me To A Place
08. Alone No More
09. Clouds
10. World Go By
11. It's Just Life
12. I Appreciate  You

Pop Zone: Josh Gracin - I Want To Live

"I Want To Live" is a country song by American country singer Josh Gracin. He first gained public attention as the fourth-place finalist on the second season of the Fox Network talent competition American Idol. It peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in middle 2004.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Single Of Yesterday: Christian Wunderlich & Kirstin Hall - Forever Tonight

"Forever Tonight" is a duet single from German recording artist Christian Wunderlich and Kirstin Hall. This song was released as CD single on 23 August 1999 by Chlodwick Musik.



Album Review: Jet - Get Born

Australian rock band Jet released their debut studio album "Get Born" on 14 September 2003 under Elektra Records and Capitol Records. This album was produced by Dave Sardy.

"Get Born" received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, based on 15 reviews. Alternative Press gave it a rave review and found Jet's songs catchy and their appeal diverse. Q magazine said that the album's raw immediacy belies its dated influences. Uncut called it "an efficient if fairly joyless hybrid of the Stones, AC/DC and Oasis". In a negative review, Pitchfork Media wrote that Jet sounds like "everyone's favorite old rock bands" and have "insipid lyrics", including interjections such as "Come On!" and "Oh Yeah!" sung "every five seconds". Robert Christgau of The Village Voice cited "Rollover D.J." and "Look What You've Done" as highlights and remarked that the band has "the juice and talent to make their retro happen without the brains or vision to run with it". He gave the album a two-star honorable mention, indicating a "likable effort consumers attuned to its overriding aesthetic or individual vision may well enjoy". In October 2010, "Get Born" was listed in the book 100 Best Australian Albums.

Tracklisting:

01. Last Chance
02. Are You Gonna Be My Girl
03. Rollover DJ
04. Look What You've Done
05. Get What You Need
06. Move On
07. Radio Song
08. Get Me Outta Here
09. Cold Hard Bitch
10. Come Around Again
11. Take It Or Leave It
12. Lazy Gun
13. Timothy

Album Review: Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin

Puerto Rican recording artist Ricky Martin released his fifth album "Ricky Martin" on 11 May 1999 under Columbia Records. There are five singles from this album, "Livin' La Vida Loca", "She's All I Ever Had", "Shake Your Bon-Bon" and "Private Emotion".

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau gave Ricky Martin a "C" and dismissed its "slicked-up rhythm workouts and romantic pap" as conventional tactics from "one more crappy pop star". Rolling Stone magazine's James Hunter gave it three out of five stars and felt it lacks the excitement of Ricky Martin's 1998 album "Vuelve" because of its remixes and Diane Warren-penned songs. However, he said that Martin's take on Latin pop is made interesting enough by highlights such as "Livin' La Vida Loca", "Shake Your Bon-Bon" and the perfectly constructed ballad sung with Madonna. In a retrospective review for AllMusic, senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album four out of five stars and said that despite moments of filler and outdated production, its songs are balanced well between uptempo dance-pop songs, power ballads, and midtempo pop songs on a big, bold album with something to please everyone, from his longtime Latin fans to housewives with a weakness for dramatic ballads.

Tracks:
01. Livin' La Vida Loca
02. Spanish Eyes
03. She's All I Ever Had
04. Shake Your Bon-Bon
05. Be Careful (Cuidado Co Mi Corazon) (Featuring Madonna)
06. I Am Made Of You
07. Love You For A Day
08. Private Emotion (Featuring Meja)
09. The Cup Of Life
10. You Stay With Me
11. Livin' La Vida Loca [Spansih Version]
12. I Count The Minutes
13. Bella
14. Maria

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Album Review: Constantine Maroulis - Constantine

Another American Idol alumn Constantine Maroulis just released a new album "Constantine"on 7 August 2007 through 6th Place Records. This the debut studio album as solo singer for Constantine. Rock is the main genre from this album. Great collection for Idol series collector.

Tracklisting:

01. Girl Like You
02. Several Thousand
03. Everybody Loves
04. Child, You're The Revolution
05. Right To My Head
06. Favorite T-Shirt
07. Sister, Sister
08. Fading Into You
09. I Thought It Was Something
10. So Long
11. Heaven Help The Lonely
12. Midnight Radio

Album Review: Kat DeLuna - 9 Lives

American new recording artist Kat DeLuna just released her debut studio album "9 Lives" on 7 August 2007 under Epic Records. She wrote all the tracks on the album along with Nadir Khayat or more popular with RedOne. "Whine Up" was picked as her lead single from this "9 Lives". Many genres are provided here such as dance-pop, dancehall, hip-hop, latin, reggae fussion and most of all is R&B.

Tracklisting:

01.  9 Lives [Intro]
02.  Run The Show (Featuring Shaka Dee)
03.  Am I Dreaming
04.  Whine Up (Featuring Elephant Man)
05.  Feel What I Feel
06.  Love Me, Leave Me
07.  In The End
08.  Love Confusion
09.  Animal
10.  Be Remembered (Featuring Shaka Dee)
11.  Enjoy Saying Goodbye
12.  Whine Up [Spanish Version]
13.  Como Un Sueño
14.  Aqui Estoy (Featuring Don Omar)

Album Review: Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks

British recording artist Kate Nash released her debut studio album "Made Of Brick" on 6 August 2007 under Fiction Records, Cherrytree Records and Universal Music Group. It supposed to be released on five weeks after but due to popularity of her single "Foundations". Too bad, the album doesn't contain a track "Caroline's A Victim".

Tracklisting:

01. Play
02. Foundations
03. Mouthwash
04. Dickhead
05. Birds
06. We Get On
07. Mariella
08. Shit Song
09. Pumpkin Soup
10. Skeleton Song
11. Nicest Thing
12. Merry Happy / Little Red

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Single Of The Day: Robyn - With Every Heartbeat (Featuring Kleerup)

Swedish singer-songwriter Robyn has a new single called "With Every Heartbeat". This time, Robyn bring collaboration with Swedish record producer Kleerup. Konichiwa Records released "With Every Heartbeat" on 30 July 2007 at United Kingdom as digital single and later as CD single on 6 August 2007.

This song was written by Robyn with Andreas Kleerup and produced by Andreas Kleerup. A vibe from 90's dance track is so strong on melodies while the lyrics may be devoid of any emotional clout.

Pop Zone: Maia Lee - See You

Maia Lee was a finalist in the popular talent contest Singapore Idol, where she was known for her high-energy performances and controversial bad girl image. Maia was voted #8 in FHM Singapore's World's Most Sexiest Women list, and the FHM Most Outspoken Babe 2005 award.

"See You" is song from her first album "Emotionally Advised", this was released on 2005.