Archive For The “New Music” Category

Hold It Against Me – Britney Spears

By themedia | February 24, 2011

Many of you would be shocked to know that I didn’t like the new Britney Spears’ video for, “Hold It Against Me.” I grew up on Britney Spears’ music. I went to every Washington DC tour date she had. I even saw her on tour with *NSync before Baby One More Time became such a [...]

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The Vines: Winning Days

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: The Vines Album: Winning Days Label: Capitol Records Reviewer: Chad Malone In the 50′s-70′s we had a UK explosion of bands being exported to the US; The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, The Rolling Stones, so on and so forth. Oddly these bands proved to be some of the leaders, innovators, and milestones in [...]

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Usher: Confessions

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Usher Album: Confessions Label: Arista Records Reviewer: Julie Wagoner I hate to relate two totally different artists of completely different genres but I do want to bring up my first thought when I completed listening to Confessions for the first time. In 2002, Christina Aguilera released her single, “Dirrty” as a hip, up-beat club [...]

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Tantric: After We Go

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Tantric Album: After We Go Label: Maverick Records Reviewer: Kim Worpek In the weeks leading up the release of Tantric’s latest album ‘After We Go’, I was increasingly excited about getting a copy of the disc into my CD player. Their first single “Hey now,” an instant hit with its relentlessly catchy chorus that [...]

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Taking Back Sunday: Where You Want to Be

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Taking Back Sunday Album: Where You Want to Be Label: Victory Records Reviewer: John Frank There are a lot of emo bands popping up….everywhere, all the time. Taking Back Sunday came on the scene a couple of years ago, and I really didn’t see anything special about them: they weren’t bad, but they were [...]

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The Streets: A Grand Don’t Come For Free

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: The Streets Album: A Grand Don’t Come For Free Label: Vice Records Reviewer: Zoë Holmes Buddhist monks find that by focusing on the pain in life they can learn to accept its inevitability and thus transcendence the material world. It might be shocking to them find out that they share a brotherhood with British [...]

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Spoon: Gimme Fiction

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Spoon Album: Gimme Fiction Label: Merge Records Reviewer: Sarah Moskowitz If you haven’t heard of them yet, there’s a great little band by the name of Spoon that came out of Austin, Texas in the mid-90s and brought a different sort of sound with them. Throughout their last five records they’ve managed to achieve [...]

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Slipknot: Vol 3 The Subliminal Verses

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Slipknot Album: Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses Label: Roadrunner Records Reviewer: Robin Cordeiro “Forget everything you know. Slipknot is reborn in 2004.” Those words made a shiver go down my spine when I saw them plastered all over flyers at a show I was at in March. I couldn’t wait until the CD came [...]

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Sister Hazel: Live LIVE

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Sister Hazel Album: Live LIVE Label: Sixthman Records Reviewer: Kim Worpek Sister Hazel, a Gainesville Florida quintet whose first single on a major label release – “All For You” plummeted them into stardom (with the help of an exhausting 300 shows a year), has now released their fifth major record label album, Live LIVE. [...]

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Sarah Kelly: Take Me Away

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Sarah Kelly Album: Take Me Away Label: Gotee Records Reviewer: Bryanna Tago Breathtaking. Impressive. Extraordinary. These are just some of the words that have been and can be applied to a new artist from Gotee Records: Sarah Kelly. Alright, so you’re probably thinking “Sarah Ke…who?!” I understand.. she’s a new artist and she’s also [...]

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