MUSIC MUSINGS

Music Musings: Opening Night on Tour with Yeezus

Music Musings: Opening Night on Tour with Yeezus

  by Angel Lenise

For his first solo tour in five years, Kanye West reminded us that beyond his controversial rants and “bad guy” persona is a certain musical prowess that can't be contested. After Kendrick Lamar opened the North American leg of [...]

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Music Musings: A Macklemore, Bruno Mars, and Magna Carta Playlist

Music Musings: A Macklemore, Bruno Mars, and Magna Carta Playlist

  by Angel Lenise

In case you missed Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am announce the 2013 American Music Award nominees, we've got you covered. Need help deciding whether Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, or Rihanna deserve your votes? Consider it handled. (Yes, [...]

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Music Musings: Falling for Pusha T, Paul McCartney, and Katy Perry

Music Musings: Falling for Pusha T, Paul McCartney, and Katy Perry

  by Angel Lenise

The record industry's slate of October releases couldn't be more diverse. We've got Pusha T, formerly of hip-hop duo Clipse making his solo debut; Miley Cyrus declaring independence from her Hannah Montana past with a disc of Bangerz; [...]

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Music Musings: This Is... Icona Pop

Music Musings: This Is... Icona Pop

  by Angel Lenise

“All Night.” “Then We Kiss.” “I Love It.” Despite their upbeat tempos, punchy melodies, and infectious cadences, they aren't your typical pop records. In the words of Grammys blogger Arjan Writes, they comprise a “bittersweet [...]

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Music Musings: From Paris With Love

Music Musings: From Paris With Love

  by Angel Lenise

As we learned from New York Fashion Week, textiles, silhouettes, and star-studded front rows aren't the only things that linger once the runway lights dim. In fact, the pulse of the catwalk is linked to what we hear. From live performances [...]

Tags: music musings, Angel Lenise, David Guetta, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, nelly furtado, No Doubt, paris fashion week, paris hilton, Shakira
Music Musings: Lady Gaga Gives an Early Round of ‘Applause’

Music Musings: Lady Gaga Gives an Early Round of ‘Applause’

  by Angel Lenise

Earlier this morning, the music world entered a Lady Gaga-induced “POP MUSIC EMERGENCY,” emphasis on all caps. A minimalistic Mother Monster, fresh off her collaboration with performing artist Marina Abramovic, announced to her [...]

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